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Episode 021: [Summer Short] Why We Sleep, How Not To Die, and Mindfulness for the Frazzled

8/17/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode, we continue with the Summer Shorts for the month of August. The episodes are around ten minutes long as it's time to get outside, enjoy the open air, take our holidays, and most importantly, catch up on some reading. So, each Summer Short covers a couple of books that are recommended and one book that I'm going to be reading myself. The books in this week’s summer short are pretty much guaranteed to get you feeling better about your life. You may end up...

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 020: [Summer Short] Deep Work, Mini Habits, And Not Giving A Flying One

8/10/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode, we launch into the Summer Shorts for the month of August. The episodes will be around ten minutes long as it's time to get outside, enjoy the open air, take our holidays, and most importantly, catch up on some reading. So, each Summer Short will cover a couple of books that are recommended and one book that I'm going to be reading myself. This week we have: Deep Work by Cal Newport I’ve definitely mentioned this before. This is my most recommended book in...

Duration:00:11:21

Episode 019: 80/20 Running, Factfulness, and The Confidence Game PLAYER Episode Notes In this episode, we launch into the Summer Shorts for the month of August. The episodes will be around ten minutes long as it's time to get outside, enjoy the open air,

8/3/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode, we launch into the Summer Shorts for the month of August. The episodes will be around ten minutes long as it's time to get outside, enjoy the open air, take our holidays, and most importantly, catch up on some reading. So, each Summer Short will cover a couple of books that are recommended and one book that I'm going to be reading myself. This week we have: 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower by Matt Fitzgerald I’ve mentioned...

Duration:00:10:13

Episode 018: Acclimatisation, hydration, and keeping cool exercising in the heat

7/27/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode, I cover some evidence around exercising and coping in the heat. Based on the 2015 consensus guidelines published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine I cover acclimatisation, dehydration, and cooling. There's time for a brief mention around the thorny and somewhat controversial issue of exercise-associated hyponatremia as well. If you understand a bit more about hydration then you should be at low risk of problems and you can keep yourself safe when...

Duration:00:25:06

Episode 017: Run Daddy Run with Keith and Gary Moseley

7/20/2018
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In this episode I have an interview with Keith and Gary Moseley from Run Daddy Run. They are both relatively new to runners and we talk about they got into it. We've plenty of useful tips for newbies as well as more experienced runners. Keith, Gary's father, has taken up running later in life and Gary wanted to do something to help his health and manage his weight. They went on to set up the Facebook group, Run Daddy Run, and we delve into the importance of running community and how much...

Duration:00:31:35

Episode 016: Running and Type 1 Diabetes with Rob Brown

7/13/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode I have an interview with Rob Brown from Diabetic Dad Runs. Rob is a journalist, a runner, and has been a type 1 diabetic for 27 years. Rob has been out running ultras in preparation for the Marathon des Sables in 2019. He's raising money for T1International. We talk about his initial diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and the complexity of managing it in general. And he tells me about how he manages his nutrition and reduces the risk of hypos while he is out for...

Duration:01:02:50

Episode 015: Fitness Behaviours with Bevan James Eyles

7/6/2018
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In this episode I have an interview with Bevan James Eyles. I’m a big fan of Bevan. If you looked at Bevan’s achievements over nearly two decades you might just assume he is one of those lucky blokes who were just sorted. Not the case. Listen to hear Bevan tell of where he started from. But, the first thing I do want to highlight is all his achievements. He’s been working in the fitness industry since 1999 and is a multi award winning fitness instructor. He has competed at Ironman...

Duration:00:55:01

Episode 014: Life Hacks for Health, Fitness and Lifestyle

6/29/2018
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In this episode, John Richmond and I are talking about life hacks. We've crammed in lots of thoughts, ideas, hints, tips, and advice on how to get a little healthier, fitter, and just live a little better. Not all of them will work for you but there is sure to be something here you can take away and use. We've structured the discussion around the seven steps in the Healthy Bloke Action Plan. Check out www.blokeology.io/journal if you want to get hold of that. And take a look at the list of...

Duration:01:01:48

Episode 013: How Wearable Technology Could Affect Your Running

6/22/2018
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How does using technology and Strava affect your running? Do you use it to get fitter? What impact does it have on your training or how you feel about yourself? Could you be dependent on the tech and it is making you feel worse? In this episode, I talk to Andy Cottrell who has been doing research into wearable technology. We cover lots of different areas, from Stebbins' Serious Leisure Perspective and the social worlds framework. Andy also talked about how people 'specialise' within a...

Duration:00:50:08

Episode 012: Transform Your Health with Seven Action Steps

6/15/2018
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In this episode, I'm covering seven action steps you can use to give your health, fitness and lifestyle a checkover. We can all improve in one or more of these areas. Get these right and you are going to be well on your way to improving your physical and psychological wellbeing. As Richard Feynman said: "The first principle is you must not fool yourself.." I cover some of the questionnaires we use as doctors and that you can also use to give your health a quick check. They don't take long...

Duration:00:40:38

Episode 011: Quick Update on Blokeology

6/8/2018
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In this episode, I've got a very brief update on the future of Blokeology. Season One is drawing to a close but the aim is to cover all sorts of topics and mix it all together. There will doubtless be plenty more on running in the future but there will also be lots on all the other health topics that impact on us. After all, life and health is just a bit of a hot mess. The post Episode 011: Quick Update on Blokeology appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:03:57

Episode 010: Sand Running, Ticks and Lyme disease

6/1/2018
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In this episode, inspired by my holiday enjoying the Highlands and Islands of western Scotland I take a wee look at the evidence for running on sand. It’s known to be a lot harder work but will it reduce your chance of injury? I also cover some of the basics around Lyme disease and how to manage ticks. The post Episode 010: Sand Running, Ticks and Lyme disease appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:18:28

Episode 009: Blisters, gait retraining and compression clothing

5/25/2018
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In this episode, I take a deep dive into the research evidence around some running topics. That is what Blokeology is all about and it is time to get into a little more detail. I’ve picked out three research papers covering the topics of blisters, gait-retraining, and compression clothing. We sift out the facts (or as close to facts as we can get) but also take some time to think about the research and just how helpful it is. The post Episode 009: Blisters, gait retraining and compression...

Duration:00:26:35

Episode 008: Make Running as Fun as Possible: Interview with Isaac Williams, Editor of Men’s Running Magazine

5/18/2018
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Isaac Williams has, in his time as editor of Men's Running magazine, run round a 400m track for 24 hours, scaled a volcano, run a 63-mile ultra marathon and interviewed the heavyweight champion of the world. It's an impressive list of achievements for a bloke who could barely run 5K when he first joined the magazine as an intern. It means he has a sound understanding of the challenges facing men getting into running and also those pushing on towards the longer, gnarly end of the ultra...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode 007: Interview with Jeff McCarthy from RunEatRepeat

5/11/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode we chat to Jeff McCarthy from RunEatRepeat.co.uk. Jeff is a 5x award-winning blogger, writer for Trail Running magazine, ambassador for #Run1000Miles challenge, race reviewer, and kit reviewer. He writes regularly about his experience of running but he has also interviewed many runners for his site. It’s highly recommended. He loves trail running […] The post Episode 007: Interview with Jeff McCarthy from RunEatRepeat appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:46:38

Episode 006: Digging into weight loss and diets

5/4/2018
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In this episode, Euan and John chat about their own experiences with weight loss and diets. They talk about people who are 'naturally thin', calorie tracking and lessons learned from using diet tracking apps, middle age spread, protein supplements, low carb, high fat diets, BMI and more. The post Episode 006: Digging into weight loss and diets appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:37:52

Episode 005: Eight Key Principles to Build an Evidence-Based Training Programme

4/27/2018
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Episode Notes In this episode, Euan runs through some cornerstone techniques and key principles that will help you build an evidence-based training programme for running. There are many off-the-peg schedules for training for various running distances but understanding the underlying principles will allow you to build your own programme or adapt as needed. It will […] The post Episode 005: Eight Key Principles to Build an Evidence-Based Training Programme appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:25:20

Episode 004: Goals and habits for runners and beyond

4/20/2018
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In this episode, Euan and John talk about goals and habits. They might seem mundane but with 40% of our lives being lived on automatic pilot getting these right is absolutely critical to developing a running habit. Or any habit for that matter. Setting appropriate goals and hacking the habits in your life is the surefire way to long-term health. It's still not easy but it'll make all the difference. The post Episode 004: Goals and habits for runners and beyond appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:28:27

Episode 003: Basic Injuries and Managing Running Niggles

4/13/2018
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Episode Notes We continue with Season One of Blokeology and it’s all about running. Euan and John chat about running injuries in this episode. Not the big nasty ones but the minor niggles and irritations you have to learn to manage if you get into running. We’ll cover the more serious ones in later episodes. […] The post Episode 003: Basic Injuries and Managing Running Niggles appeared first on Blokeology.

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 002: Basic Running Kit and Equipment for New Runners

4/6/2018
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Euan and John chat talk about the basics of running kit. From running shoes to a few simple accessories we go back to the simple stuff. John is one of the few individuals on the planet who looks good in lycra and Euan is still slumming it in a pair of ancient Ron Hills. There's scope for everyone to indulge themselves but running kit doesn't have to be complicated either. This episode will get you started with a few easy principles. The post Episode 002: Basic Running Kit and Equipment...

Duration:00:42:02