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 42-The Balanced Runner- Jae Gruenke: (Feldenkrais practitioner, former professional dancer, and running form coach of over 20yrs)
1:07:50I just had an incredible conversation on the Run Culture podcast with Jae Gruenke, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, former professional dancer, and running form coach of over 20yrs. We discussed the fascinating concept of Feldenkrais and how it can benefit runners. Jae shared how her dance background has influenced her coaching approach and how it can help runners move more authentically and efficiently. We also explored the idea that humans are naturally evolved to run, but our modern habits and beliefs can hinder our movement. Jae explained the difference between running drills and running lessons, emphasizing the importance of a more explorative and sensory approach to motor learning. She also shared a few of her six main principles for balanced running. Such valuable insights! Check it out! And, if you want to find out more about Jae's offerings be it blogs, videos or courses be sure to go to: https://www.balancedrunner.com/ #RunCulture #RunningForm #InjuryPrevention
Ep 41- ‘Care enough… but not too much!’ Australian Paralympic triathlete- Jack Howell
1:15:26🎙️ Just had a really refreshing conversation on the Run Culture Podcast with Australian Paralympic triathlete, Jack Howell! 🏊♂️🚴🏃♂️ Ranked 7th globally in his category, he's chasing his childhood dream of making it to the Paris Paralympics. 🌟 At just 19, Jack is wise beyond his years, well spoken, confident and has an awesome perspective on how to cope with adversity and maintaining balance in life. To paraphrase jack; “..be good with the people, love life, get put down and still race hard!” I hope you enjoy jacks story and you get behind this superstar! 🎧 #Paralympics #Inspiration #RunCulturePodcast. If you want to support Jack on his journey please check out this link here: https://asf.org.au/projects/jack-to-race-para-triathlon?fbclid=IwAR2sHpJxrvxVUIvkSbKycTgq8-0Y-aqYpYqHkd8mG7wnvkgn3ZjGdY52bY0_aem_AVulLSqdM3xW5VDn6VRrIyVa4B6VTuLZSYREpspTEydCEzf3N-JIyHir6950IJV5J2o
Ep 40- Helen Hall: The Importance of Awareness & Noticing.
1:47:41🎙️🏃♀️ A few weeks ago I had so much fun chatting to Helen Hall, we talked for a mind boggling 2 hours! I’m so grateful for her time! Be sure to have a pen and pad ready, as this episode is jam packed with incredible insights! 🌟 Helen is a ‘running movement’ coach, who helps runners discover more joint-friendly, joyful movement for sustainable running. 📚 Her book, "Even with Your Shoes On," offers a non-dogmatic approach to help runners connect and become more aware of their bodies and improve their movement. 💫 Helen's unique expertise combines scientific biomechanical analysis with experiential knowledge, creating a holistic approach to better running. 🌟 Tune in for some valuable insights! #RunCulturePodcast #SustainableRunning #MovementMatters Here's a link to 'the Lego Story' referenced in the chat: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6q5k9h1efdsg7w2/Pilot%20The%20LEGO%20STORY.mp4?dl=0
Ep. 39- Be less ‘Perfect’, be more ‘Adaptive’ with Marianne Davies (Coach Developer & PhD Candidate)
59:35What can the running world learn from a coach heavily involved in equestrian and adventure sports? Tune in to the latest Run Culture podcast to find out! In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Marianne Davies, a senior coach developer with UK coaching and a PhD candidate in skill acquisition and ecological dynamics in equestrian and adventure sports. Marianne's expertise in these disciplines brings a fresh perspective to the running world. During our conversation, we delved into the difference between perfect technique and adaptive technique in running. Marianne explained how a rigid focus on perfect technique might hinder runners from adapting to different environments and challenges. Instead, she emphasized the importance of developing an adaptive technique that allows runners to adjust and respond to the ever-changing dynamics of their surroundings. We also explored the significance of the athletic skills model in running. Marianne highlighted the value of variability in training, explaining how exposing runners to a range of different conditions and demands can enhance their overall athletic skills. By incorporating diverse training stimuli, runners can become more versatile and better equipped to handle various race scenarios. If you're intrigued by Marianne's insights and passionate approach to coaching, I highly recommend checking out her beautifully written blog at 'dynamics-coaching' and her 'river tiger' podcast. Her work is truly inspiring and offers valuable perspectives for athletes in any sport. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode of the Run Culture podcast, where we delve into the world of equestrian and adventure sports with Marianne Davies. Tune in now to gain valuable knowledge and get inspired by her expertise! 🎧✨ Thanks again for an amazing chat Marianne, I am so grateful! #RunCulturePodcast #Equestrian #AdventureSports
Ep 38- A Wholistic ‘Top-down’ approach to running mechanics - with ‘The Balanced Runner’.
1:07:44Today on the run Culture Podcast, I chat to Paul McKinnon, ‘The Balanced Runner’. We chat about his recent trip to the US where he has helped the Nike Bowerman track club with their running technique. We then talk about his experiences over the years as a Running Technique coach. We cover many things, including: -His wholistic top-down approach to running mechanics. -The importance of comparing ‘old versus new way’, - ‘Upper leg versus lower leg’ patterned mechanics, - Why he dislikes the phrase ‘lazy gluts’, - His thoughts on ‘cadence’, - Why working on your technique can help your running potential. - the typical process of changing your technique with the ‘top down approach.’ Thanks for this unreal chat Paul, I’m sure many runners are going to find it super useful!!! Find Paul on Instagram at @thebalancedrunner
Episode 37 - ‘Everyone is depleted of energy!’ With Jozef Frucek (Fighting Monkey)
59:45Attention all runners! Are you a runner that is purely performance orientated? Do you obsess over your GPS and strava data? Are you guilty of becoming a slave to your running program? Well, this episode is tailor-made for you. Last week, I had the honor of engaging in an unforgettable conversation with Jozef Frucek, the brilliant mind behind Fighting Monkey. I must confess, this discussion stands among my all-time favorite podcast moments. Jozef's unique creative flair and his ability to seamlessly fuse the artistic side of sport captured my heart. Throughout our dialogue, we delved deep into the challenges posed by modern Western culture, where money, efficiency, speed, numbers, measurement, and science tend to overshadow other aspects. While these factors may appear explicit and apparent, we should never overlook the immeasurable treasure of tacit knowledge. Jozef possesses an astonishing talent for articulating the intangible, abstract elements of movement. He emphasizes the necessity of diversity, variability, intuition, improvisation, communication, embodiment, rhythm, coordination, and so much more. In a society fixated on data and disconnected from our innate knowledge, Jozef's insights are nothing short of invaluable. So, whether you're eager to challenge the conventional training methods or simply curious about exploring movement in a holistic manner, this episode demands your attention. Join us now as we embark on a journey to deeply understand the profound impact Jozef Frucek and Fighting Monkey can have on your personal movement practice. Prepare yourself by lacing up your running shoes, grabbing your headphones, and diving into this transformative experience! 🏃♀️🎧🎙️ #RunCulturePodcast #FightingMonkey #MovementMatters #TacitKnowledge
Episode 36- ‘Try new things!’ with Bevan Does and Pete Dutton.
56:28Today on the Run Culture podcast I chat to two of the Run Culture Owl athletes I coach, Bevan Does and Pete Dutton! These two athletes have trained together all year! Their friendship and consequential growth has extended on and off the track! Both started the year wanting to ‘try new things’ and they continue to stay true to this motto! Thus, emerged the sub 70 project at the Gold Coast half marathon! A chance to independently travel and fend for themselves and explore! This chat is about the build up, the race, the experience and what exciting new things lie a head! Bevan and Pete will likely always remember the sub 70 project. Life is all about trying new things to better sculpt your sense of self and the life you’d love to lead.
Episode 35- John Dutton's Marathon Story - 'Taming the Beast!'
1:12:36Today's podcast is a great lesson for any runner who has plateaued for a long time and feels like they never will improve again! Up until 9 months ago John Dutton had not improved in the marathon for 10 years. Last weekend John broke the 2:20 barrier at the 2023 Gold Coast marathon. This is his second PB in 9 months over the distance. John has now shaved a whopping 6 minutes off in 9 months! We all have our barrier! Some kind of goal, that drives us and tantalises us, can we do it or is it a step out of reach? I've known John personally for many years, we have run together and run against each other. We have spoken many times about breaking the illustrious 2:20 barrier in the marathon, this has been a barrier that John has dreamt about breaking for his whole running career. John is a father of 2 boys, he is a full time plaster and has run more than 20 marathons or ultra marathons since 2005. So, how has he done it? Well, listen in, as this conversation between two running mates, is full of wisdom! We hope the stories and learnings shared might help others learn faster than what we have!!!! Thanks for giving me the privilege to share this fantastic marathon story on the Run Culture Podcast John!
Episode 34- How do we learn to run more efficiently? with Tom O'Halloran (aka Mechanics of Movement)
1:15:46Excited to share my latest podcast episode featuring return guest; Tom O'Halloran (physiotherapist & founder of Mechanics of Movement)! Continuing on from our chat on Episode 31, we dive deeper into the importance of skill acquisition & coordination in the running world. From baby deer to humans, we explore how we learn to move & optimize performance. Don't miss our chat on attention, feedback, coaching vs teaching, degrees of freedom, functional variability vs nonfunctional variability, invariant movement and many anecdotes! Plus, we unveil our collaboration - the 'Run Stronger' app, designed to enhance running performance & prevent injuries. Check it out via Mechanics of Movement IG bio! #RunningSkills #RunStronger #PodcastEpisode
Episode 33- Run Culture Owl Training Update
56:37Today, Run Culture Owl Head coach; Dane Verwey and athlete; Pete Dutton, reflect on: -Dane's recent 3rd place at the 2023 Brisbane Marathon over the weekend. -Pete's last 4 months of racing. -Pete and Bevan's Gold Coast marathon build. -How the rest of the Run Culture Owl squad is progressing and the injury woes. -How do you decide what training to do and what schedule to follow? How do you know when to push on, modify or rest? I hope you find this coach-athlete discussion insightful and potentially it gets you to reflect on your own running journey in some way!