Flight From The Shadow: The Beginning of Mindful Running

0 Comment by / August 18, 2014 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, The Running Mind, Uncategorized

          The Way of Chuang Tzuu Thomas Merton © 1965 Abbey of Gethsemani New Directions Publishing Corp There was a man who was so disturbed by the sight of his own shadow and so displeased with his own footsteps that he determined to get rid of both. The method he hit [...]

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Mindfulness In Slow Motion- A Running Question

0 Comment by / September 21, 2012 / Posted in Mindful Running, Mindful Walking, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

The question I raised back in the early 1980′s was: Why Do Runners Heel Strike? I had purchased a Sanyo recorder in 1979 that did slow motion recording in a 20 minute cassette format. It was the beginning of teaching runners about running what I called; Ball/Heel/Ball. If you march in place the ball of [...]

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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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Response to an article on the Running Shoe Debate

1 Comment by / December 13, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running

The Running Shoe Debate: How Barefoot Runners are Shaping the Shoe Industry By Tyghe Trimble in April 22, 2009 edition of Popular Mechanics http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/4314401.html Debate is taking a stance that one’s ideas are correct and the other side’s are wrong. Discussion comes from the same derivation at concussion and percussion: A hitting up against. In [...]

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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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Coaches Who Look at Proper Running Form

1 Comment by / June 14, 2007 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Form & Style

The following are collection of running coaches who have focused on running form and style. They have shared their thoughts and wisdom through their writings and websites. The caviat being: Runnicus be wareacus. I am more and more leaning to the import of gravity in running and that it is gravity that plays a most [...]

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