Running from injury available on Amazon

GET YOURS On Kindle or in Paperback Rather than have a book launch I will go to wherever the demand is. If your club/community/sports partnership would like to host a Free Q&A session on the concepts covered in the book email runningfrominjury@gmail.com and we will try to arrange a summer visit. Very excited for youContinue reading “Running from injury available on Amazon”

Chapter 18: A little less information

18. I still do it now: set myself a target (albeit a less ambitious one) for my running; wear a watch so that I am fed a constant stream of information about pace, distance, and heart rate; compare that to where I was, where I am and where I’m aiming for; I notice what otherContinue reading “Chapter 18: A little less information”

Chapter 17: Being barefoot

17. I was in pain and living in a desert with no access to physical therapies. I knew what was wrong. It was plantar fasciitis, the familiar heel pain that had taken months of rest and shockwave therapy to resolve previously. I was teaching English in Qatar, the year after my first degree and runningContinue reading “Chapter 17: Being barefoot”

Chapter 16: Limit your options

16. I was once asked at a talk what was the first thing I did when I was aiming to run well. Without thinking I answered, ‘finish work by 4pm’. I think the audience member was expecting an answer that involved a specific training routine, but the answer I gave was a serious one. WithoutContinue reading “Chapter 16: Limit your options”

Chapter 15: Slow and steady wins the race

15. In chapter 12 I tell the story of my first personal best in a very long time following 8 weeks of a very unconventional run programme. The average running volume for those 8 weeks was 32 miles and in later years it reached 40 miles in similar programmes. I calculated the average weekly mileageContinue reading “Chapter 15: Slow and steady wins the race”

Chapter 14: The new normal

14. Sprinting up that hill as fast as I could, I knew it wasn’t possible for there to be anything ‘wrong’ with my legs. Yes, my tendon was a bit sore, but it was clearly working extremely well. This was further confirmed by my ability to hop and bound; to perform calf raises with 100-kgContinue reading “Chapter 14: The new normal”

Chapter 13: Variability, an athletes best friend

13. I had never really felt my buttock muscles working before until I was walking upstairs the day after performing squat exercises for the first time. My glutes were sore, yet I felt as though my new-found muscles were powering me up the steps at the same time. Perhaps because I could feel them, IContinue reading “Chapter 13: Variability, an athletes best friend”

Chapter 12: Becoming an athlete in training

12. I remember an unfamiliar sense of pressure the night before the 2016 Abbey Dash 10km (Leeds, UK). Never before had my training preparations gone exactly as I had planned. At the same time, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect because the running programme I had used to prepare looked nothing like a runningContinue reading “Chapter 12: Becoming an athlete in training”