“Posture is for Posts” – Why You Shouldn’t Work on Your Running Posture

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/posture

My jumping-off point for this post is a quote in the title, from Moshe Feldenkrais, creator of the Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education®. It is particularly relevant for runners working on their form and has a nice zing to it. However, I could simply have started from the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition, seen above. The … Read more

In Praise of the Fitness Runner – the benefits of varying your training

Fitness Runner image

Chances are if you’re reading this blog running is a serious matter to you. You invest your time, money, and attention in proper equipment, training, nutrition, and information. You believe that focus and drive make you better. That’s not necessarily wrong but it’s also not the whole truth. Periodically you see a different kind of … Read more

Rest! (Why it’s even more important than you thought.)

Get some rest!

I’ve just returned from several weeks of travel — not all vacation by a long shot, but there was a break at the end to celebrate Thanksgiving with family in the US. I was surprised to feel how refreshed I was when I returned home and got back to my usual schedule of clients, classes, … Read more

Don’t Run Tall (and what you should do instead)

“Run tall” is a recommendation you see often in guidelines for good running form. It probably seems pretty uncontroversial to you – what could be bad about good posture when you run? We should all avoid slouching, right? But there are a few problems with it. First, it’s vague. Vague running form recommendations are likely … Read more