How to Avoid Overtraining as a Long Distance Runner

In this episode we speak with Dr. Ben Shatto about overtraining -which is a leading cause of injury and burnout in long distance runners. And in this episode’s quick tip, Angie answers a listener question about how Boston qualifying times work.

There aren’t a lot of books focused specifically on overtraining out there. That’s why we are excited to have Dr. Ben Shatto on the podcast to answer questions on this important topic. He just authored a book called Preventing and Treating Overtraining Syndrome.

Dr. Ben Shatto, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a physical therapist who specializes in managing orthopedic conditions and strength and conditioning. Ben has been running since 2005. He is co-creator of the Resilient Runner Program for Prevention and Self-Treatment of Injury.


Also Mentioned in This Episode

Dr. Ben Shatto’s website:

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Boston Marathon cut off times article

The Resilient Runner course for running injury prevention and self-treatment

About Trevor Spencer

Trevor Spencer is the producer of the Marathon Training Academy Podcast. He loves to inspire people to take action in their fitness and life.

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