Chapter 6: I’m a foot get me out of here

6. Once I became a serious runner in 2003, I always had serious shoes. Variants of structured, semi-structured, arch supported or neutral shoes but always highly cushioned and usually highly expensive. There is only one thing that can make a running shoe more expensive and that is the orthotic you put in it. This wasContinue reading “Chapter 6: I’m a foot get me out of here”

Chapter 5: The devil makes work for idle legs

5. It was December 2017, and I had been running for two years consistently. I had just completed a physically and mentally demanding block of training in preparation for a race, which was ultimately cancelled due to snow. My body and mind were tired and Christmas was approaching. I granted myself some rest in theContinue reading “Chapter 5: The devil makes work for idle legs”

Chapter 4: Use it lose it

Come back next Monday May 3rd for an extract from Chapter 5: The devil makes work for idle legs. Pre-order the book now on amazon, out June 28th 2021.

Chapter 3: Before you knew what was wrong with you

Come back this Friday April 30th for an extract from Chapter 4: Use it or lose it. Pre-order the book now on amazon, out June 28th 2021.

Chapter 2: Someone that I used to know

Come back Monday April 26th for an extract from Chapter 3: Before you knew what was wrong with you. Pre-order the book now on amazon, out June 28th 2021.

Chapter 1: Too much of a good thing

Come back this Friday April 23rd for an extract from Chapter 2: Someone that I used to know. Pre-order the book now on amazon, out June 28th 2021.

Running from Injury: The Book

This book has been 18-years in the making and 4-years in the writing. It will be released on the 28th of June 2021. Short story extracts featured at the beginning of each chapter will be released every Monday and Friday starting on Monday 19th April 2021. Here are the chapters and thank you for reading:

Running from Injury

The Complete Catalogue of Blogs  We have condensed all of the best blogs on how to avoid running injury into a slick PDF booklet with a table of contents outlining sections for optimum physical, psychological and performance outcomes. You can have this booklet FREE simply by sending an email to runningfrominjury@gmail.com with “Running from Injury Blog Catalogue” inContinue reading “Running from Injury”

A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.

This is Peter’s latest article written for the Conversation.com 23/09/2020 Evolution dictates that the human body adapts to cope with stresses present in the environment. The removal of stress from our environment means we cease to use that adaption. This is why your muscles grow in response to stress at the gym but shrink whenContinue reading “A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.”

BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here