Principle #1 Adaptation Education
On the first episode of The Run Smarter Podcast Brodie talks about the importance of adaptation for a runner. Firstly, this is a universal principle that every runner should know! Therefore it is #1 on the podcast list. In order for your body to become stronger as a runner, it needs to adapt to running loads. So, in order for the body to adapt you need patience, & a structured program of training within your adaptation zone. Then if a runner exceeds this adaptation zone, it increases the risk of a running-related overuse injury. Therefore, the trick for any successful athlete is to find the balance between too much & too little, because if your workout is too little, it will not trigger adaptation.
Throughout the first 10 episodes of this podcast you will follow the journey of injury prone Pete. This parable stems from Brodie’s e-book and comprises of common lessons and challenges a runner will face. This includes injuries, treatment methods, emotional battles and triumphs. So be sure to listen to all 10 episodes of season 1. Lastly, it is critical to follow the next few seasons on strength training, and pain-based episodes before continuing onto other more specific topics.
Congratulations of listening to this podcast and starting your run smarter journey. I hope you can see the benefits this information will have on your running lifestyle.
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Other podcast episodes:
- Principle #2 to Overcome your Running Injury: Frequency is the key
- Principle #3 to Overcome your Running Injury: Undergoing stress management