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Welcome to the Run Culture Podcast. In this podcast I discuss the fundamental principles that underpin pain free successful distance running. My name is Dane Verwey, I am an experienced running physiotherapist and distance runner of 20 plus years.

Run Culture Podcast Dane Verwey

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Welcome to the Run Culture Podcast. In this podcast I discuss the fundamental principles that underpin pain free successful distance running. My name is Dane Verwey, I am an experienced running physiotherapist and distance runner of 20 plus years.

    Ep. 6- What are your running bias's? with David McNeil (Part 2)

    Ep. 6- What are your running bias's? with David McNeil (Part 2)

    Ep. 6- What are your running bias's? with David McNeil (Part 2)

    Today, three time Olympian and Physiotherapist David McNeill and I, continue our chat about some of the common ‘unconscious biases’ that are ever present in all our lives everyday (whether you are aware of them or not).

    Unconscious biases are cognitive shortcuts that we use in an attempt to better understand the unknown aspects of the world around us. Unconscious biases are often fear or reward driven and allow us to feel comfortable and in control with our lives.

    Historically, from an evolutionary standpoint, they enabled survival in a less comfortable and certain world, as they allowed us to make decisions quickly. The advantage of this fast, reflexive, intuitive thought, is it enables us to take immediate action. However, it is prone to over-confidence and jumping to inaccurate conclusions. Fortunately, today we are seldom in such imminent life threatening situations.

    Too much emotional attachment to our running habits, goals, beliefs and identity, can blind us into making errors of judgment. When it comes to optimising running decisions, the presence of ‘reflexive thinking’ makes our brains ill-equipped to handle certain decisions.

    Slower, reflective and deliberate thought however, allocates attention to the effortful mental activities that demand it, it is much slower, more logical and less prone to error.

    This episode is the second of two episodes where Dave and I discuss just some of the many common unconscious bias out there.

    The unconscious bias’ we discuss on this episode are:

    -Dunning Kruger Effect.

    -Defamation Professionale.

    -Bandwagon or Groupthink Bias.

    -Sunk Cost Fallacy.

    -Addition Bias.

    -Status Quo Bias.

    -Outcome Bias.

    By being more aware of when our unconscious bias’ are limiting, we can change the way we think and more often than not make better life/running decisions.

    I hope this chat gets you to self-reflect, as that’s the aim.

    Enjoy!

    • 55 min
    Ep. 5 'Why do you run?' The Importance of knowing your running 'WHY?' with Caden Shields.

    Ep. 5 'Why do you run?' The Importance of knowing your running 'WHY?' with Caden Shields.

    'Why do we run?'

    Today, in the first episode of 2022, Caden Shields (Kiwi Physio and 2:15 marathoner) and I jump back on the show and chat about ‘why we run’ 

    This is such an important question to ask yourself as a runner. The importance of running and the meaning you get from it changes over the years. 

    We recommend everyone else to do the same, get honest and reflect on ‘why you run?’

    Is it the friendships formed? A sense of belonging? The mental and/or physical health benefits? Improved self esteem and confidence in ones self? Is it the chase to better oneself? To get fitter? To run faster? The toil of chasing a goal? The life lessons learned? Does it make you a better person?

    Knowing your ‘running why’ will mean you are more likely to make decisions about your running that are more aligned to your values.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 4 Are your aware of your unconscious running bias'? with David McNeill

    Ep. 4 Are your aware of your unconscious running bias'? with David McNeill

    Ep. 4 Are your aware of your unconscious running bias'? with David McNeill

    Today, three time Olympian and Physiotherapist David McNeill and I, chat about some of the common ‘unconscious biases’ that are ever present in all our lives everyday (whether you are aware of them or not).

    Unconscious biases are cognitive shortcuts that we use in an attempt to better understand the unknown aspects of the world around us. Unconscious biases are often fear or reward driven and allow us to feel comfortable and in control with our lives.

    Historically, from an evolutionary standpoint, they enabled survival in a less comfortable and certain world, as they allowed us to make decisions quickly. The advantage of this fast, reflexive, intuitive thought, is it enables us to take immediate action. However, it is prone to over-confidence and jumping to inaccurate conclusions. Fortunately, today we are seldom in such imminent life threatening situations.

    Too much emotional attachment to our running habits, goals, beliefs and identity, can blind us into making errors of judgment. When it comes to optimising running decisions, the presence of ‘reflexive thinking’ makes our brains ill-equipped to handle certain decisions.

    Slower, reflective and deliberate thought however, allocates attention to the effortful mental activities that demand it, it is much slower, more logical and less prone to error.

    This episode is the first of two episodes where Dave and I discuss just some of the many common unconscious bias out there.

    The unconscious bias’ we discuss on this episode are:

    -Confirmation bias,

    - Association bias,

    -Framing bias,

    -Authorative bias

    -and Anchoring bias.

    By being more aware of when our unconscious bias’ are limiting, we can change the way we think and more often than not make better life/running decisions.

    I hope this chat gets you to self-reflect, as that’s the aim.

    Enjoy!

    • 41 min
    Ep 3: Running IQ with Caden Shields

    Ep 3: Running IQ with Caden Shields

    What is ‘Running IQ’?

    ‘Running IQ’ is a new term that I have coined to reflect the rationality and accuracy of one’s decision making ability in relation to the sport of running.

    Not enough has, ‘been said or done’ about the all too common; naïve, emotionally thwarted or flawed ‘Decision-making process’ amongst runners.

    A runner with a high running IQ is dialled in to their own, individual running needs. They more often than not make; true, factual, real and helpful training and racing decisions given their circumstances.

    High running IQ is a learned skill, it comes easier to some than others but it is certainly something that you can improve over time.



    The Recipe to Developing your Running IQ:

    -Acknowledge current knowledge base, values, perspectives and beliefs.

    -Undergo a process of honest self-Introspection/reflection

    -Develop a curiosity for accurate answers.

    -Allow time for considered decision making.

    -Embrace being wrong and uncomfortable.

    -Invert the problem to identify what you really need to know

    -Undertake varied and expansive experiences and experiments.

    -Introduce Objectivity into your decision making.

    - Surround yourself with people who will challenge your opinions and are also seeking accuracy.

    -Be a great listener.

    -Be patient, persistent and passionate about the process.

    -Form and refine accurate Mental Models relevant and specific to you and your circumstances.

    -Have an adequate margin of safety, no one can predict the future with complete certainty.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 2: Pattern Recognition and Self Awareness with Brent Lalor

    Ep 2: Pattern Recognition and Self Awareness with Brent Lalor

    Today on Episode 2 of the podcast I chat to all round good bloke; Brent Lalor. Brent is an established physio, an athlete I coach, a 1:09 half marathoner,  2:30 marathoner and has endured chronic Achilles battles for much of his career… today we talk through the difficulties all runners go through when they are reasoning their way through training and injury management decision. This discussion flows nicely from Ep 1. and the idea of ‘Complex systems’ (so if you haven’t already, have a listen)

    Today, Brent and I discuss the idea of ‘Pattern recognition’ and how the quest to find an accurate pattern is often more complicated than a lot of us initially suspect or are aware of:


    It involves an ability to be brutally self-aware of ‘what we know’ and ‘what we don’t know!’ In the show, hang out for ‘the elephant and the 6 blind men’ analogy, I feel if more people out there appreciated this, it could only be a good thing for the world.
    An awareness of how our biases or emotions can thwart the scientific rigour and accuracy of the clinical reasoning process.
    The need for a diverse and honest sounding board of people around you that challenge your perspectives and beliefs when necessary.
    and the fact that, runners that consistently achieve their goals overtime, know you need to be ‘open to being wrong’! It is with this thought process that you’re more likely to effectively work your way through running injuries/poor performance and eventually find out what training seems to work best for ‘you’!

    I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT! I’d love to hear what you think. 

    • 53 min
    SEASON 2: Episode 1: Complex Systems and Running Injury/Success: Stop blaming one factor, take a ‘perfect storm’ approach! with Caden Shields

    SEASON 2: Episode 1: Complex Systems and Running Injury/Success: Stop blaming one factor, take a ‘perfect storm’ approach! with Caden Shields

    The Run Culture Podcast is back!

    Each episode of SEASON 2 will cover a key principle that underpins successful injury-free running (all will be supported by science, history and personal anecdotes.)

    In Episode one I chat to good mate of mine, awesome physio and 2:15 Marathoner; Caden Shields.

    Today, we discuss 'Complex Systems and Running Injury/Success'.

    I hope you enjoy it, whether it expands or just confirms a principle that you already knew.

    Please reach out and let me now how I can improve these episodes going forward!

    Here's a summary of Episode 1:

    1.) There are multiple factors influencing why you get injured at any one time, it is seldom just one factor, as without out the other factors its highly likely your body would have tolerated this change (eg. if you don't run, who cares if you changed to a slightly more minimal shoe). 

    2.) We are all individuals- We all have unique attributes in regards to so many different characteristics. Our differences in our profiles- mean that we all respond to training slightly differently. In this way we (humans) are complex systems, we need to appreciate this.

    3.) The 4 Big Rocks: energy availability, recovery, mental state, training organisation. These 4 factors turn the needle the most in regards to performance and injury. Mechanistic factors are important too but not at the expense of the big rocks.

    4.) The Importance of 'Pattern Recognition' and acknowledging 'Lag time'.

    5.) Personal anecdotes

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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Becsta⭐️ ,

Thankyou

Absolutely love listening to these podcast on my long runs. Such a great variety of topics and a wealth of information for us runners. Thankyou 🙌👌💓

rrptp ,

Dane is the king!

Amazing stuff!!!

BrodieSharpe10 ,

Perfect for runners

Dane has a great combination of running insight, physio insight and connections in the running world to deliver great content. Perfect for all runners wanting to be inspired and gain some knowledge.

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