The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-319 – Brad Beer – Running Injury Free

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Hello my friends? Nice to see you again.  And by ‘see you again’ I mean in that weird unidirectional podcast way.  I feel the karma.  No worries.  

I’ve been busy.  Winter is coming.  It’s hot and sticky outside but I know better.  Winter is coming.  I’m working on my wood pile for the fireplace and making ready for the snow and ice filled 9 months that are coming to New England. 

I love cutting wood.  You get yourself a nice big stick of red oak.  You chew it up into bite-sized pieces with your chainsaw. Then you get to whack it repeatedly with large pointy metal bits and stack it all up to dry.  It’s just a great combination of effort, utility skill and art.  You should see me swing a maul.  It’s a thing of beauty. 

Big news this week is that I had my 90 day follow up with Dr. Silver on Thursday.  If you weren’t paying attention I managed to give myself the gift of exercise induced A-Fib and they went into my heart after the Boston Marathon to perform some crafty medical shenanigans with the hope of fixing that.  

Looks like they did.  I ran a 1:20 step up run on Wednesday and was able to not only control my heart in a hopeful asymptomatic way but also lay down some sweet paces that I haven’t seen for over a year.  

I posted a YouTube video of these cardio results on my YouTube channel at cyktrussell – where I walk you through the Garmin output.  If you’re into that sort of thing.  The young Doctor also said I don’t have to take anymore Xeralto blood thinner meds – which is a bonus considering how often I run into trees. 

This week I have a conversation with a friendly physical therapist from Australia.  Brad Beer.  Brad is an accomplished runner and triathlete.  Like many of us he struggled with the question of why almost every runner, including me, and probably you too, gets injured.  

Why? And then he decided to answer the next question, “If you could, how would you prevent injury in runners?”  Brad wrote a book that methodically strips down the source of running injuries, answers some of the hard questions and tells you how to prevent them.  

Will we listen?  Of course not! I should be doing my yoga right now instead of this! 

Seriously – it’s a great reference work and a gift to all of us if we could manage to follow the advice! 

In section one I’m going to give you a piece that talks about how all marathon plans have the same 3 elements in them and if you understand these you can understand the whole plan. 

In section two I’ll talk about awareness.  

I’ve had a busy, active and wonderful couple weeks.  I’ve been working very hard on myself and taking some big risks (for me) to gain some transformational momentum in my life.  

It’s tiring to step out of your comfort zone and force yourself through road blocks and try things that you have no certainty with.  But it’s also exhilarating.  Once you kick the chock-blocks out from under your wheels much of the mental inertia falls away.  

Take my hand friends.  Let’s leap. 

On with the show!

Section one - Running Tips

The 3 Universal Elements of any Marathon Training Plan

Voices of reason – the conversation

Brad Beer



I am a physiotherapist, Author of Amazon Running and Jogging Best-seller You CAN Run Pain Free, and founder of POGO Physio. I specialise in helping active people perform at their physical best. Over the last 8 years I have delivered in excess of 25,000 physiotherapy consultations, with thousands of these being for injured runners, and runners looking to prevent injury. I have helped my clients achieve some remarkable results, from the successful first time marathoner, mum running 5kms, through to helping athletes win world championships and Olympic medals. I am an avid runner and former junior elite triathlete. My marathon PB is 2:46 and my half marathon PB is 1:12.

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B. Physiotherapy/ B. Exercise Science (APAM)

•Delivered over 25,000 physiotherapy consultations

•Aamazon Best Selling Author of  ‘You Can Run Pain Free: A Physio’s 5 Step Guide to Enjoying Injury Free and Faster Running’ (released March 2015)

•Media commentator (4CRB and Juice 107.3FM Radio, Gold Coast Bulletin, Run for Your Life Magazine)

•Triathlete: Silver Medallist 2012 ITU World Age Group Triathlon Championships &2012 Australian Triathlon Champion Olympic Distance (30-34yrs).

•Runner: many marathons and running events.

•Living at the intersection of maximising potential and physical performance.


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Book resources e.g. videos

Running blogs

Twitter @Brad_Beer

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Section two – Life Lessons

Awareness - >


That’s it my friends.  You have made it to the end of August and the end of episode 4-319 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  

Good luck to all the crazy bastards running the Leadville 100 this weekend.  Earn those buckles.  My buddy Tom road the mountain bike version a couple weeks ago and got his buckle.  Kiss the Llamas for me. 

I’m heading off for some vacation and the Hood to Coast Relay next weekend. I managed to pull something in my left calf this week so I’m sitting out a couple days but I should be ok for next week.  Sounds like we’re running an ultra-team.  I’m probably the slowest runner on the crew.  Should be fun. 

Still time to give me some cash for my charity if you can – put me over the top. 

The weekend after that, Sept 6th, is the Wapack Trail race.  I hope to see some of you up there.  Then, I think, given that my heart seems to be kinda fixed that I may have to train for my 50th marathon and put a BQ beat down on it. 

I’ve been participating in the V-log every day in August with Zen Runner.  If you want to see my ugly, hairy mug you can search on #ZenVeda or just go to my youtube channel.  

Winter is coming and I’m starting my beard.  It’s coming in quite grey.  But hey, I’m happy to have any hair at all! 

Let me tell you a story.  I always wanted to be a writer.  Ever since I was a kid I knew I had a gift with words.  I was married, and working and owned a house by the age of 22 so there wasn’t much room to indulge in writing. 

I told myself that I’d start working on it as soon as I had a place to write.  I needed an office and a computer or I couldn’t do it.  I made up all these barriers to the act of writing.  I needed a place to write.  I needed a computer.  

I ended up building an office in the basement of the second house I owned.  But, besides a few fitful chapters that book never got written. 

You know what?  I’m still writing that novel in my head. 

You know why?

Because having a place to write and having a computer had nothing to do with it.  I was afraid to write.  This thing I had built up in my head as uniquely mine became such a big thing I couldn’t do it. To try would be to risk failure.  To fail would take that special dream away.  

I’m still writing that book in my head and it may make it to the light of day this year, or maybe next…

People disparage hope.  But I think sometimes hope is the only thing that keeps us alive.  When Pandora opened the box of all the bad things that came out to inflict pain on mortals the one thing that keeps us going came out too, hope.  

They uncovered a Greek city in Turkey recently where a man named Diogenes had written all of his thoughts on the philosophy of Epicurean thought.  He wrote them on an 80 meter long wall that stood in the city of Oenoanda in Lycia (modern day Turkey).  Now that’s putting yourself out there for everyone to see. 

What gift for the world do you have trapped in your head because you’re too afraid to bring it into being?  

Maybe it’s time to build your epicurean wall? 

And I’ll see you out there.

One of the things that frustrates me is when people have an attitude of scarcity.  Scarcity is a form of fear.  It’s a low-level fear that comes from the fear of not having enough or losing what you have.  It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  When you have an attitude of scarcity you invite scarcity into your life. 

You are born with everything you need.  Everything else is gravy. Life is not scarce.  Life is abundant.  

I see people acting out of scarcity and they tend to hide, and hold back, and hoard.  They don’t move out of their comfort zone because of that low level fear of what they might lose.  Scarcity eats you alive. 

The way out of scarcity is to move.  Even if you don’t know where you are going.  Even if you don’t know your purpose. Even if you don’t have any discrete goals. Just move.  Roll those dice and pick a direction and move.  

Once you start moving you’ll find abundance on your journey.  And I’ll see you out there. 

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