I was recently invited on Brodie Sharpe’s Run Smarter Podcast to chat about returning to speed and hill training after injury.
We took a deep dive into the topic of injury prevention and discussed safe ways to return to hills and speed. We explored the biomechanics and common injuries associated with downhill running, such as IT band syndrome and patella femoral pain. As well as Achilles tendon and proximal hamstring tendon issues caused by uphill running.
We discussed evidence-based guidance on gradually building capacity and monitoring pain levels through the use of pain traffic lights. As well as the “Adaptive Zone” approach and the concept of the rehab ladder for safely progressing runs.
Check out Brodie’s Run Smarter Podcast
- (0:00:00) – Speed and Hills After Injury
- (0:07:57) – IT Band Syndrome and Knee Pain
- (0:14:59) – Hill Sprints and Running Injuries
- (0:23:38) – Approaching Return to Running After Injury
- (0:36:08) – Reintroducing Stresses in a Controlled Manner
- (0:39:41) – Gradual Progression in Rehabilitating Running Injuries
- (0:43:52) – Principles of Progressive Running Rehabilitation
- (0:51:22) – Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk
- (0:56:24) – Plan and Track Progress in Rehabilitation
- (1:03:05) – Injury Rehab and Running Performance Recommendations
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