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Running Injury Prevention | A Coach’s Perspective with Jason Fitzgerald

Why do I keep getting injured running?  Have you wondered this before or want to know how running injuries can be prevented? Do you think your body is just not made for running?  These are the struggles and frustrations I hear often for those looking to seek a healthier lifestyle.  I even thought this myself when I started running!  It wasn’t until I discovered the proper way to build my body up to tolerate the demands of running that I didn’t get injured.

 

This “secret sauce” includes two important components: proper running and strength training plans.  This week, on the Healthy Runner Podcast, I had the distinct pleasure to interview one of the giants in the running world who is an expert in both of these areas!  Jason Fitzgerald is a running coach, author and creator of Strength Running and the host of the Strength Running Podcast.  Jason provides a coach’s perspective to injury prevention with a wealth of knowledge!  The questions we address are listed below in this article and I also got him to share his #1 top exercise for injury prevention!

 

 

For those of you in our running community that are not familiar with Jason Fitzgerald’s work.  Jason is a 2:39 marathoner, USATF-certified coach, and author of the #1 selling running book on Amazon Running for Health & Happiness.  He writes for over 200,000 runners a month and has helped tens of thousands of runners accomplish their goals with results-oriented coaching programs.

 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE interview with Jason within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

 

You can also listen to the audio version of the Q&A I had with Jason Fitzgerald on the Healthy Runner Podcast…now available on your favorite podcast app!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

In this episode you will hear Jason answer the following questions and even share his #1 top exercise for injury prevention!

 

1.  How do you define injury prevention for running?

 

2. Why do you think it is important for runners to prioritize injury prevention into their training?

 

3. Where does strength training for runners fit into the injury prevention picture?

 

4. How many times a week should a runner do strength training?

 

5. What are some of your favorite running injury prevention exercises?

 

6. Do you have any strength training workouts specific to trail running or are the strength programs you create and recommend the same as our road runners?

7. How much does running technique contribute to injury prevention and do you work on these with the runners you work with on a 1-on-1 basis. If so, what are your thoughts on gait retraining with running?

 

This is jam packed episode with many golden nuggets revealed, I hope you enjoy the episode and as always thank you for listening!

 

I want to personally thank Jason for taking the time to share his running knowledge with our running community and help us prevent injuries by training smart!

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this article and episode, thank you for listening to the podcast!

 

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“I can’t thank Duane and his coaching team enough, especially coach Lu, for helping me fulfill my marathon dream!!!  I have participated in the Healthy Runner Coaching Program twice now and all the coaches were very supportive. Coach Lu would adjust the training plan to my schedule which made it easier for me to follow. Duane’s strength training helped me to get stronger so I can run faster without injury.  Coach Lu’s knowledge, tips, strategies and support not just helped me finish my first marathon but crushed my goal!  I recommend the Healthy Runner coaching program 100% if you want to take your running to the next level. Just be consistent and trust the process, you will crush your next race with this team!”

 

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Theresa L.

Working with Duane has been a game-changer for my running. I’ve been in an endless cycle of injuries for the past five years and needed to make a change.

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