Peter Francis Ph.D- Running From Injury, The Role Of The Foot & Information Overload

In this episode of the show, I chat to Peter Francis Ph.D on all things injuries & performance in runners! Peter takes us through his 12 year battle with injuries to performing at his very best! His new book “Running From Injury” brings his learnings and research together to help runners from all backgrounds!

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”

The Search for Ikigai: Why who you are is more important than what you do

Note: if you would like to work with me to discover your own ikigai please email: runningfromnoise@gmail.com I can still remember the rabbit in the headlights moment when he described me as a ‘transformational leader‘. There was only two of us in the cramped workplace canteen, akin to a utility room. Of course, I didn’tContinue reading “The Search for Ikigai: Why who you are is more important than what you do”

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”