Mindful Running & Lessons to be learned from Evolutionary Biology

5 Comments by / December 8, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Oz On Marathoning, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Had a lengthy, informative, and enlightening phone conversation with Dan Lieberman, from Harvard’s Department of Evolutionary Biology. We weren’t able to link schedules for a run. For both of us family and friends came first during this Thanksgiving holiday in Boston. So the phone had to do. After speaking with Dan I am excited about [...]

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Run Softly Over Hard Surfaces & Train on Uneven Terrain

0 Comment by / November 2, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Oz On Marathoning, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind, Uncategorized

Tara Parker-Pope wrote an interesting article this week in the New York Times Well Blog: The Human Body Is Built for Distance. She talks about Christopher McDougall’s book on the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon: Born to Run. What follows are some of my reflections made years ago as I championed and continue to champion [...]

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Better Running Through Walking & My Biased Reflections

0 Comment by / June 2, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning, Psyching Series, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Marathoning is about mindful movement. The article Better Running Through Walking in the New York Times gives some helpful hints and testimonials to the run/walk approach championed by Jeff Galloway for many a year. Over the next 5 months as Tara Parker-Pope prepares for the New York City Marathon on November 1st, there will be [...]

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Training the Mindful Marathoner

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning

The Week Before/The Month After The Marathoner’s Body is 70% Water Train yourself during the week before the marathon to continue to hydrate so your urine is clear. Remember it takes 3 grams of water to store one gram of glycogen. You can carboload but the folklore is that unless you continue to drink fluids, [...]

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The Ramblings of a Marathon Training Run

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning

A Marathoner’s Stream of Conscious To me, it’s always been a time when I get to see how close my thinking and doing are in harmony. The marathon has continually afforded me the opportunity to see how long I can stay in the present. I get to see how I did on that day, in [...]

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My First and Last Flip Off While Running

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning

First Sunday In February , 1975 Las Vegas, elevation http:2001 ft (610 m) Mile 25 First Marathon Hit the wall at mile 11. Three weeks before, I completed the Mission Bay Half Marathon. I knew nothing about marathoning except Tad Kostrubala, my mentor and author of Joy of Running, told me that I was ready [...]

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Words To Guide Marathoners

0 Comment by / January 26, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning

In article <691nfd$4qr$1@newsd-163.iap.bryant.webtv.net>, Texcanuk@webtv.net (Debbie Kendrick) wrote: > Most people think of getting blisters on their heals from running. I get > them on my 2nd and 4th toes. Huge ones. I wear the socks that are > supposed to prevent blisters and my shoes are big enough (one size > bigger than my dress [...]

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Phiddipides Walked

0 Comment by / January 26, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning

© Austin “Ozzie” Gontang, Ph.D. > Steven Lavallee (lavallee@intergate.bc.ca) wrote: > : Is it true that Galloway advocates walking breaks every mile of the > : marathon? What’s next, lawn chair breaks served with lemonade and back > : rubs. > : Get with the program folks, the marathon is run, not walked. Did > [...]

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Accepting the Marathon Challenge

0 Comment by / January 26, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning

© Austin “Ozzie” Gontang, Ph.D. I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I didn’t know that it would be today. Unknown In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. Robert Frost George Sheehan, God bless his soles, knew from experience that [...]

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