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  • 36. How To Avoid and Fix Common Injuries: Runner's Knee, IT Band Syndrome and Achilles Tendinitis

    Watch and Read This Episode HereEver wondered how the pros manage running injuries? Find out in this episode!Picture this - you’re a runner and you got hurt. You’re searching the internet for quick hacks and fixes so you can keep running but you just get more confused and don’t know who to trust. In this article, we’ll hopefully cut through the sh*t and make it easy for you to get back on the road of recovery with pro-medical advice.You'll learn three simple steps to fix three common running injuries in new and advanced runners. You'll also get the diagnosis, short-term and long-term treatment from a professional physio/physical therapist of the following; Runner’s Knee, IT Band syndrome, and Achilles Tendinopathy - yes, not tendinosis because… that’s not even a thing for most people anymore and we’ll tell you why.Time Stamps of what you’ll learn [00:01] - Introduction to runner's knee and injury prevention[02:32] - Case Study 1: Diagnosis and immediate treatment strategies for runner’s knee[03:54] - Incorporating strength training in early treatment[06:09] - Detailed discussion on gait retraining for runners[09:41] - Case study 2: Iliotibial band syndrome diagnosis and treatment[12:39] - Ongoing management and prevention of ITB syndrome[16:18] - Case Study 3: Addressing Achilles tendinopathy in endurance athletes[19:50] - Concentric vs Eccentric[24:00] - Long-term strategies and personal insights on managing Achilles issues[27:39] - Closing thoughts and additional resources for runnersLinks & Future LearningsWatch & Read this hereDownload the 10W2S Strength Training for Runners App hereTop 10 tips of managing running injuries10W2S on InstagramDLake Runs on InstagramSponsorDLake One Percent Better Newsletter - The truth is, most running info is repetitive. So to make your life easy, I spent the last 11 years reading, watching, talking to experts and doing as much as I could so you don’t have to make the same mistakes as me. Join 1,100 + other smart runners and sign up now!
  • 7. Extreme cold vs hot weather running: which is better?

    Watch & Read it all hereUnpopular opinion. I love running in hot weather, extremely hot weather. It feels amazing. I know I'm the minority, but maybe, just maybe, there is some science and merit to training in the heat, the extreme heat versus the extreme cold. Or maybe I'm just crazy. In this episode, my goal is to slightly convince you of whatever you believe in, so the opposite of where your stance is, so that you can try it in your own life and make yourself a better-running human.Timestamps of what you'll learn[00:00] Introduction to the debate: extreme cold vs. extreme heat.[01:17] Discussion on the polarizing topic of training in extreme temperatures.[02:23] Factors to consider in extreme cold and extreme heat running.[06:47] Poll responses and community opinions on cold vs. hot weather running.[08:08] Personal perspectives on running in extreme temperatures.[09:10] Tips for staying safe and hydrated in extreme heat or cold.[10:06] Encouragement to subscribe and engage with the podcast content.[11:02] Judge's verdict on extreme cold vs. extreme heat for running.[13:00] Comparison of challenges in extreme cold and extreme heat running.Links & LearningsReddit - Would you rather run in the cold or heatBenefits of running in the cold outweigh warm weather runningUnveiling the surprising benefits of running in hot weatherWatch & Read it all hereThe One Percent Better Runner NewsletterDLake Runs on Instagram
  • 35. Expert Pro Run Coach VS Chat GPT AI: Who’s Better?

    Watch and read this here. The ultimate showdown: Mike Trees takes on AI to create the perfect training plan!In the world of run training, the battle lines between old-school human coaching and high-tech AI guidance are drawn. While AI brings the big guns with its data-crunching skills, delivering precision and convenience, it can't quite replicate the human touch. Coaches are like those wise sheriffs in Western movies who read the room, adapt on the fly, and truly get the emotional lay of the land. They tailor training to the oscillation of life—your feelings, your crazy schedule, the things you don't even think to quantify. So, in this digital age, what's a runner to do? Jump on the bandwagon of Team AI, or stick with the experience and wisdom of a personalized training plan? Let's find out which is best.In this episode we’ll find out;Can someone speed interval work their way to a fast half marathonWhy ai could help coaches do better quality work with runnersWhere ai could actually help runners better than human coaches in the future with the all of the data it hasThe downsides of Chat GTP and ai in general getting things wrongand moreTimestamps [00:00] Introduction to the AI vs. Human coaching debate[05:15] Case study: 22-year-old male sprinter transitioning to a half marathon[12:34] Analysis of the training plan for the young male runner[20:00] Insights on the limitations and benefits of AI in running coaching[23:04] Case study: 50-year-old female runner aiming for a sub-four-hour marathon[30:59] Evaluation of the training plan for the mature female runner[33:22] Comparison of AI-generated plans and human coaching strategies[34:34] Discussion on the importance of holistic training approaches[37:23] Key takeaways on leveraging AI in running training[39:00] Closing remarks and acknowledgmentsLinks & LearningsNRG Coaching Services for runnersYour smartwatch might be lying to youPeer reviewed research paper on ChatGPT training plans being rated by professional run coachesHow to create a free marathon AI training plan from Chat GPTThe One Percent Better Runner NewsletterDLake Runs on InstagramMike Trees aka Run.NRG on Instagram
  • 34. The 5 Most Important Exercises for Runners

    Watch and Read This Episode HereIf your running sucks, it might be because you're weak AF... just kidding, not really. Look, we all want to be better runners—to run faster for longer and feel like we're cruising while everyone is huddled over a trash can hurling up their GU gels. But here's the hard truth most runners don't want to admit: they are weak. Don't worry—I've got the fix with 10W2S's founder and resident physiotherapist, Sam Shearman.In this episode, I’ll go deeper than I normally do and squash all myths about run strength training with the help of a medical sports professional. We’ll clear up all the confusing stuff while also giving you 5 bodyweight-only run-specific strength training workouts that you can do right now in your house with no equipment. If you’re a more advanced gym rat, you can make these harder with weights/resistance.What You’ll LearnThe five different exercisesSplit Squat, Single Leg Deadlift, Bent Knee Calf Raise, Push Ups, Side Plank (Knees) + Leg RaiseWhat they areWhy they are importantHow to do themexample setsand more!Time Stamps[00:01] - Introduction to the importance of strength training for runners.[02:24] - Deep dive into Bulgarian split squats and their benefits for runners.[06:15] - Why single-leg deadlifts are a top exercise for enhancing running stability.[10:29] - Discussion on common mistakes in strength training and how to correct them.[13:20] - The critical role of bent knee calf raises in a runner's workout regimen.[17:18] - Effective workout routines and rep ranges for building muscle and tendon strength.[19:38] - Exploring the fundamental importance of push-ups for runners.[22:55] - Insights into the side plank with leg raise, including technique and common errors.[25:57] - Recap of the episode's main points and additional tips for effective strength training.[30:40] - Closing thoughts and additional resources for runners.Links & Future LearningsWatch & Read this hereDownload the 10W2S Strength Training for Runners App hereThe 7 movements you need to master as a runner10W2S on InstagramDLake Runs on InstagramSponsorDLake One Percent Better Newsletter - The truth is, most running info is repetitive. So to make your life easy, I spent the last 11 years reading, watching, talking to experts and doing as much as I could so you don’t have to make the same mistakes as me. Join 1,100 + other smart runners and sign up now!
  • 6. You're Running at the Wrong Time - Find Out When is Best

    Watch and Read This Episode HereTrigger warning:All runners need to run in the morning.All runners need to run in the afternoon.Which one made you angry? Which one did you agree with? I hope you’re screaming at your screen with your answer and cursing me out. No… I don’t hope that, but yeah, engagement for the algorithm right?In this quick episode, I’ll touch on;Morning Habit Formation & FlexibilityEvening Habit Formation & FlexibilityCombining Morning and Evening Routines with Afternoon ConsiderationsAnd moreAll so that you can become one percent better in your training, racing and life.Timestamps [00:00:00] - Introduction to Morning vs. Evening Training Debate [00:02:30] - Why Remy likes Evening best [00:04:59] - Why Daren likes Mornings and thinks it's the best [00:08:21 ]- Polls and Reactions [00:09:14] - Community Responses: From Mike Trees (run.nrg) and friends [00:10:14] - Laura McGreen Tells us who is right and wrong [00:13:39] - Can Daren and Remy be convinced otherwise?!Links & LearningsWhen is the best time of day to runMorning vs Noon vs Evening24 Hours in the life of a hormone: what time is the right time for pituitary function test?DLake Instagram - B reel Youtube - B Reel Instagram -
  • 33. How To Become A One Percent Better Runner Everyday

    Welcome to the one percent better runner. I've spent the last 12 years researching, experimenting on myself and talking to experts to get 1 percent better in my training, racing, and life. All to make it a bit easier for you to try to do it on your own. I'm Daren DLake runs a lifelong runner and all-around performance optimizer of all things. In this episode, the tables were turned, and I was interviewed by the Run Tok Live podcast crew. I touched on how to get one percent better in your running, the hype around the Sydney marathon, and how they might become a marathon major very soon.My goal is to slow down the slowing down and perform better as I age, and I went in super depth on my 35-year-plus journey of sprinting as a five-year-old running track through college How I got into Ironman, triathlons, marathons, and now running 5k is my fastest 5k and how I transitioned from music production and being a musician to doing all of this running content to help you out hopefully.If you want some chatty company on your next run, let's get into it.Get one percent better tips and tricks every month (ish) in your inbox with our free email newsletter here.Go check them out.Tik TokYouTubeInstagram