Healthy Autumn Running

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The fall season is also marathon season. Are you prepared to stay healthy?
Air Date: 10/28/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jordan D. Metzl, MD
Dr Metzl back coverJordan D Metzl, MD, ( is a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, America’s premier orthopedic hospital located in New York City. Regularly voted among New York’s top sports medicine doctors by New York magazine, Dr Metzl takes care of athletic patients of all ages and lectures and teaches extensively both nationally and internationally.

With a practice of more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Metzl is widely known for his passion for sports medicine and fitness. His focus is to safely return athletes to the playing field of their choice and to keep them there. In addition to his busy medical practices in New York City and Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Dr. Metzl is the author of the bestselling titles, The Exercise Cure (Rodale 2014) and The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies (Rodale 2013) and has also authored three other books including The Young Athlete (Little Brown). Dr. Metzl is also the medical columnist for Triathlete Magazine. His upcoming book, entitled Run Your Best Life, is expected in 2015 (Rodale). His research interests include the treatment and prevention of running related injury, the effectiveness of preventive wellness programs, and the prevention of youth sport injury. Dr. Metzl appears regularly on media programs including the Today Show, on radio including National Public Radio (NPR) and in print media including the New York Times, discussing the issues of fitness and health. In addition to his busy medical practice and academic interests, he practices what he preaches. Dr. Metzl created the Ironstrength Workout, a functional fitness program for improved performance and injury prevention that he teaches in fitness venues throughout the country. The workout is featured on where it has been performed by more than nine million athletes around the world. A former collegiate soccer player, 31-time marathon runner and 12 time Ironman finisher, he lives, works, and works out in New York City.
Healthy Autumn Running
If you're a casual runner or a marathon runner, it's always important to properly prepare yourself to avoid overuse injuries.

Strength training can really help to prevent those overuse injuries, runners knee and stress fractures... just to name a few.

Fall is a beautiful time of year to run outdoors, but you want to make sure you keep an eye out for those late-season obstacles like wet leaves and darting squirrels.

Listen in as Dr. Jordan D. Metzl discusses fall running and how to get through it injury-free.