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.
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.
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:
The Complete Catalogue of Blogs We have condensed all of the best blogs on how to avoid running injury into a slick booklet available on Kindle or Paperback with a table of contents outlining sections for optimum physical, psychological and performance outcomes. This booklet can be purchased on all Amazon websites.
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
On a 6-month sabbatical in beautiful New Zealand (2017) with Professor Grant Schofield, I set out to perform a review of studies aimed at identifying the most common running injuries. Around the same time, I observed kiwi boys running barefoot on a tartan track. We designed a study to better understand the barefoot activity ofContinue reading “The Urban Runner with an Evolutionary Legacy”
Did the new shoes cause my heel pain? ‘What happened when we took the shoes from 9 well trained runners?’ A short blog to translate the science Who best to ‘fix’ my running injury? How much training for the sub-35 minute 10km? The Theory of Self-Control: Key to Consistent Running? Memory of the Boom TimesContinue reading “Titles and links to all running blogs”
“Distract. Distract. Distract.” My grandmother used to say to my mother in relation to my brother and I when we were tormented babies and tormenting all around us. We use distraction to negate an unpleasant experience. Watch a child who bangs its hand. The child’s parent instinctively either blows on it or rubs it furiously.Continue reading “Distraction: An underutilised tool to enable consistency and performance”
Was there anything else that I could have done today that would have made me a better athlete? An athlete who can say no (to the best of their knowledge) will be at peace for the evening. To be the best that you can be, I think you need three key components. They may beContinue reading “Being the Best (Runner) You Can Be: Part 1”
A systematic review published by colleagues of mine, at the University of Limerick, demonstrated quite nicely, that strength training enhanced time-trial performance and economy in endurance athletes. In science, we like systematic reviews because they help us pool information from a number of studies to answer a specific question. In this case, does strength-training enhanceContinue reading “Beyond Running Economy: Why Strength & Conditioning Training is Good for Runners”