Rest and Injuries
There are many reasons why I don’t like going to the doctor about a running injury. But the main one is because the typical recommendation is rest. Rest? Mmmm… not going to happen. I’ll take a break from running but I can’t just sit around with ice on my hip.
Ryan Hall did an interview discussing life after his DNF at the Olympics. He dropped out due to tendonitis and a hamstring injury, but within 3 weeks, he was back to normal. He didn’t follow the take some time off and this will heal itself approach. He focused primarily on strength training and his tendonitis went away. Check out what he had to say about the importance of strength training and injuries:
I always notice that when I suffer an injury, I always feel stronger when I return back to running. It’s because I spend all the extra time focusing on strength. That really needs to become a non-negotiable part of my training.
Happy Trails and Happy Running,