The Runners Zone
Welcome to the Runners Zone Podcast hosted by Nathan Carlson, Chris Johnson, and Joel Sattgast! We cover all things related to managing endurance athletes including managing injuries, programming strength training, and coaching strategy.
info_outline Episode 14: Runner's Feet with Jay Dicharry 10/04/2019
Episode 14: Runner's Feet with Jay Dicharry In this episode, Chris sits down with Jay Dicharry. Jay is a physical therapist based out of Bend, Oregon. Check out his full bio at http://www.reporegon.com/about-rep/jay-dicharry-rep-director/.
info_outline Episode 12: In-Season Lifting for Endurance Athletes 08/15/2019
Episode 12: In-Season Lifting for Endurance Athletes In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss how they program strength training for their athletes during the competitive season. They discuss how they change exercise selection, set/reps schemes, and how they adjust based on each athlete's training schedule.
info_outline Episode 11: Ground Reaction Forces and Running Injuries 07/23/2019
Episode 11: Ground Reaction Forces and Running Injuries In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss the recent paper by Matijevich et al discussing ground reaction forces and their role in running injuries.
info_outline Episode 10: Summer Training for Endurance Athletes 06/07/2019
Episode 10: Summer Training for Endurance Athletes In this episode, Chris and Nathan discuss how they prioritze training for runners and triathletes during the summer months. They discuss important considerations for athletes finishing up spring racing as well as fostering communication between athlete that have other coaches working with them.
info_outline Episode 9: Prescribing Footwear for Runners 05/02/2019
Episode 9: Prescribing Footwear for Runners In this podcast, Nathan and Chris discuss how they approach prescribing footwear to runners. They cover analyzing someone’s posture, foot type and running gait and how to determine the best shoe for the individual. They also discuss the importance of footwear for not just training, but also racing and lifting.
info_outline Episode 8: Our Biggest Mistakes as Clinicians 03/29/2019
Episode 8: Our Biggest Mistakes as Clinicians In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss their biggest mistakes as clinicians and how they have changed their practice based on those mistakes. Also, Chris recently put out a guide to returning runners to running following an injury. You can check that guide out at the link below.
info_outline Episode 7: When Can I Run? 03/05/2019
Episode 7: When Can I Run? In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss how they answer the question "When can I run?". This is the most common question they both hear when dealing with patients and there are a lot of different things to consider before we can give the best answer.
info_outline Episode 6: Analyzing Running Form 02/15/2019
Episode 6: Analyzing Running Form In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss how they go about analyzing a runner's form when managing patients or training performance clients. They cover step rate, foot strike, and many other variables that may be important when either helping runners get out of pain or improve their abilities on race day.
info_outline Episode 4: Managing Bone Stress Injuries 01/17/2019
Episode 4: Managing Bone Stress Injuries In this episode, Nathan and Chris talk about managing bone stress injuries in endurance athletes. They cover common errors when diagnosing BSIs as well as progressing them back to training and competition.
info_outline Functional Assessments for Runners 12/19/2018
Functional Assessments for Runners In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss their preferred assessments for evaluating runners. They discuss some common errors in performing assessments as well as what assessments can actually tell us about how someone runs. Silbernagl article link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6926618_Evaluation_of_lower_leg_function_in_patients_with_Achilles_tendinopathy
info_outline Episode 1: Common Strength Training Errors for Runners 12/07/2018
Episode 1: Common Strength Training Errors for Runners In this episode, Chris and Nathan discuss common misconceptions runners have about strength training.