ATC: Prevent Overuse Injury, Avoid Winter Illness and Master Maffetone HR

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Lucho joins the show to answer your questions on how to prevent injury from happening again after a cycle of overtraining-injury-rest-recovery, signs of muscle imbalances in runners and endurance athletes and how to fix, planning the best time of year for a half-ironman before your first ironman, why your immune system gets supressed after workouts and how to prevent getting ill, adjusting the training plan when you’re not getting enough sleep, minimalist training for short races, Maffetone lowdown: how much variation in HR is alright/what’s the difference between threshold HR and Maffetone HR/how is it calculated/relationship between threshold power and your Maffetone HR, safe ways to increase running mileage before a 24-hr race, should the athlete who wants to “do it all” really have to give up something (and the importance of goal setting), balancing ultra and Ironman training- when it’s your first time doing both, and more.

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Comments (2)

  • Jason Keck says:

    Hey Lucho,

    If you have the time I have a very quick question about knee braces. I am recovering from a serious knee surgery (quadracep tendon repair), and was wondering if you can suggest the best knee brace for maximizing mobility and support?

    • Lucho says:

      Jason- Wow man, I don’t think I’m the right person to ask for this. I’ve never had an athlete with a quad tendon repair and I’ve never used a knee brace myself! I would hate to steer you in the wrong direction by making a guess. Maybe ask this question on the ‘Ask The Doctor’ podcast? If you are doing any PT then your therapist should be able to help. If you ultimately can’t come up with a solution then let me know though, I have a friend who is an elite runner and PT, he may be able to give me an idea. Also try to post this question to the forum and see if you can find someone with the same issue.

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