How to boost your running mental game

When I first started podcasting, I hosted a podcast called ‘Everyday Running Legends’. And at the end of every episode I would ask my guest ‘What is your number one tip to help a runner who is struggling through the last 10% of an endurance run?’. This one question has provided a lot of great […]

How to recognize the boom bust injury cycle

The boom bust cycle is a repeating pattern of managing injuries for a period of time & once recovered, training too hard until another injury is created. From my experience, this pattern is consistent with certain personality traits and training philosophies. Additionally, big survey-style questionnaires show that the reason why runners run is diverse. So […]

How to know if you are strong enough for running

It is not always about running strong, but when 2-3 times your body weight goes through your lower limb every step, a 70kg runner like me will accumulate 1.9million kgs of load every hour of running. So, strength should be factored in. Your ‘Running Strong’ home assessment This is a practical test you can try […]

Common Mistakes a runner makes with their hamstring rehabilitation

What is a high hamstring tendinopathy? This is a condition commonly seen in runners and yoga instructors who also have a job revolved around sitting. That is because for one reason of another the hamstring tendon has become irritated typically from a spike in load. As you can see in the picture below, the hamstring […]

Is there a link between my personality & injury?

Runners are classically the type A personality consisting of common traits. For instance, self-motivation, internal drive & competitiveness. All these traits shine a positive light on personal ambition, race preparation and a physically active lifestyle. However, do these traits have negative associations? For example, if the vast majority of running injuries are due to training […]

When can new mums can return back to running

Firstly, thank you to the authors Tom Goom, Gráinne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell for publishing the new post partum running guidelines. For more information I will include the link here. It is often a concern for new mums, they love running but also want to respect the healing process. But how is a new mum […]

Can I Become A Better Runner, Only Using A Treadmill?

Treadmill running. You love it or you hate it. For some runners it can be very appealing come winter. But can we substitute outdoor training for the comfort of an indoor treadmill? Does a treadmill running change your technique? When it comes to your movement and joint angles there is conflicting evidence. Some studies will […]

How To Run Free Of Achilles Pain

Recurring achilles pain can be common, particularly in masters runners. So, this blog is designed to be your guide. To see if there is anything within your routine you can change to lower your risk of another flare-up. Avoid acute spikes in training load The majority of running-related injuries are due to spikes in load, […]

Do I Need Orthotics To Help My Running?

We all know the marketing poster in shoe stores. It shows a person standing still while highlighting their poor foot posture. Then, a side-by-side comparison of the whole body magically aligned when provided with orthotics to wear. This is marketing brilliance and sells the concept very well but does the claim for orthotics for running […]

Stress fractures: A warning to all runners

Stress fractures are a runner’s worst nightmare because they are often mis-diagnosed and once accurately identified, treatment is often no running and even crutches. This is extremely frustrating and requires the amount of patience that is rare in the running populations. So what do we need to know about stress fractures? It is worth mentioning […]