Hey There, Healthy Runners!
Have you ever been to a medical professional for an injury and you are told to just stop running? Have you had to give up running because you were struggling with pain? Were you starting to think it is just “par for the course” that running will cause pain?
In this week’s blog, we tackle those questions and take a dive into why you shouldn’t have to stop running because of pain! In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Doc On The Run podcast host, Dr. Christopher Segler!
Dr. Segler is not only an award winning foot and ankle surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) but he is a 15- time Ironman finisher, 50 miler finisher, and an avid runner!
Click the video below to watch the LIVE video within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group
Dr. Segler shared with us why runners like you should be treated differently as well as the answers to these common running injury problems:
Why standards of care that medical practitioners are taught may differ for you as a runner
Why does plantar fasciitis go so wrong in runners
When can you run with a metatarsal stress fracture
How reliable are x-rays and MRI’s are in helping injured runners decide when to run
What are the biggest mistakes injured runners make in the recovery process
In this week’s interview, Dr. Segler has a special gift for our listeners! So just for hanging out with us, we’ve got a special bonus for you.
The Runner’s Rapid Recovery Journal… It will help you recognize all of the little things you were doing in training, that you stopped doing when you got injured. It will help you figure out what you can do differently to get past an overtraining injury so you can get back to running as quickly as possible.
You can purchase it directly for $47, but we’re giving it to you FREE just for listening to the Healthy Runner Podcast interview with Doc On The Run!
Just go to https://www.docontherun.com/healthyrunner/ and let us know where I can send it.
Connect with Doctor Christopher Segler at on Doc on The Run:
I hope that you enjoy this week’s content and that it helps you next time you’re experiencing any running pain!
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
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– 100% customized training plan developed and monitored by myself as your running coach and physical therapist!
– 100% customized strength plan developed and monitored.
– Modifications to your plan as needed.
– LIVE on-boarding coaching call by phone or video chat.
– Weekly workout analysis and accountability.
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You can teach an old dog new tricks!!! I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach. I am soooo glad I made the investment in me! I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier! The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching. I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong. I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot! The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally. I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age. Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!
My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.
I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.
I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!
Wanting to run more consistently, and to increase my long run distance and total weekly mileage, I was concerned about hip pain due to hip alignment issues. This is an issue I had when I trained for my first half marathon several years ago. Having listened to the Healthy Runner podcast for the past couple years, I knew Duane Scotti could help. I signed up for the four-month strength and running training program and am extremely happy with the results.
The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.
At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.
I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.