Playing with Walking Mindfully

1 Comment by / October 4, 2011 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Mindful Walking, Mindfulness, Running Form & Style

If you watch the way most people walk you will notice that the lower leg snaps forward and the person (and probably you) land on the back of the heel of the shoe first. If you look at the heels of your regular shoes, you will most likely notice that the outer edge of the [...]

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ChiRunning: A Practice of Mindful Movement

1 Comment by / February 20, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Running, Mindfulness, Running Form & Style

I have had the pleasure of knowing Danny and Katherine Dreyer since the mid-90′s when we first communicated by phone and in the news group:rec.running. Danny was beginning to share his practice that combined his love of running and his practice of tai chi. The union by Danny of running and the principles of Tai [...]

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Proper Running: Mindful Movement in the Moment

3 Comments by / April 26, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

http://www.flickr.com/photos/asvolcans/ / CC BY-NC 2.0 Mindlessness is made of those habits and behaviors that that we  do automatically and habitually with little or no awareness.  Mindfulness  focuses  attention and awareness on the present moment.  As there is only “Hic et Nunc” – Here and Now. Last month the San Diego Marathon Clinic celebrated 35 years [...]

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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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30 Years of Rolfing & Lessons in Mindfulness

3 Comments by / December 6, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

“If you can imagine how it feels to have a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and at ease with itself and earth’s gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Structural Integration.” – Ida P. Rolf Ph.D. Jim Haselmaier wrote me inquiring about Rolfing as he had been a Rolfer at [...]

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Mindful Running: Ya never know your impact.

2 Comments by / November 24, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Interesting where one’s thoughts end up being shared. I was looking up some info on Barefoot Running and came across this quote quoting me from a 2001 post of mine on Ball/Heel/Ball Is The Correct Way To Run. Pleased to have an impact on barefoot running and proper running. In a March 30th, 2004 Yahoo [...]

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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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World Class Runners Same Form as Running on Ice.

3 Comments by / May 1, 2008 / Posted in Running Form & Style

This video gives a very convincing visual of the Pose Running Method. This keeps one aware that the turnover rate of 180 steps a minute is just the beginning when learning to run in good form and style. Back to my old saying: Running is a dance. You can do it gracefully or clumsily. Go [...]

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Some Thoughts & Observations on Breathing

2 Comments by / October 29, 2007 / Posted in Running Form & Style

Some quick thoughts and observations on breathing: 1. Keeping the same cadence, my speed depends on the lean of the body from ankle to the top of the head. The more the lean, the faster I go and the quicker I have to move my foot through its cycle while maintaining the same cadence. 2. [...]

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