Coach Jeff Answers Your Training Questions

jeff gaudette coachingLast week I had the chance to participate in a Coach Chat courtesy of the folks at RunKeeper. We took questions from the audience and I tired to frame all the answers as generally as possible to help as many listeners as possible.

I think the resulting interview was awesome, so I thought I would share the Coach Chat in a different format.

I have edited the video so you can watch and listen to each question and answer individually.

I have also included the audio as one complete file so you can listen as a podcast on your next run.
You can find the entire video and audio file at the end of this post.

If you enjoy this type of post, I will definitely do more of them. Please leave a comment with a yay or neh if you want to see this type of question/answer more often.

Here’s what we covered:

Question #1:

I have been regularly for a few months and suddenly started experiencing pain in my upper right leg. how can I tell if this is muscular or something else? I am really missing running! Can I keep running?

What I discussed:

  • How to tell the difference between normal running soreness and an injury
  • What to do when you do get injured
  • The mistake you should absolutely not make when facing a potential injury
  • Why you likely won’t lose any fitness if you do need to take time off

Resources mentioned and further reading

Why runners get hurt

Losing fitness

The danger of having an unwillingness to take time off

Scientific symptoms, causes and treatments for common running injuries

The relationship between hip strength and running injuries

Recovering from Running Injuries: Common Mistakes, How to Find the Best Therapist, and a Look at Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Watch the Video