I’m excited to share a podcast I recorded with ultrarunner and physician, Jason Friedman, on his podcast, The Pain Cave. In this episode we talk about overcoming the mental and emotional fallout of ultrarunning injuries.
The Pain Cave is a free-flowing conversation with a wide variety of guests from the worlds of running and exercise science. We talk about physiology, sports science, politics, music, beer, and occasionally running.
This podcast has a running bend, but what we talk about applies to every injured athlete and, frankly, person.
Jay’s unusual perspective on injury as an unltrarunner, coach, and physician, led to a conversation full of good questions and lots of solutions every injured athlete–not just ultrarunners–can employ now.
When you’ve finished listening to our conversation, you’ll think, “Ah, someone *finally* gets what I’m going through and how to make it better.”
We talked about: the terms athletes use to describe how being injured makes us feel (9:30); the role social media can play in recovery (18:00); how an injured athlete can move towards acceptance and recovery (20:10), and; and how to recognize when we need help dealing with our injuries (32:55).
Please share this podcast with other athletes dealing with ultrarunning injuries–or any other injury!
The podcast is also available on Apple podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher, and Google Play.
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