Simple Pilates Workout for Runners

I bet this is a title you never thought you’d see on my blog! However, during a stint as a Pilates teacher a couple of years back I did a lot of experimentation with how to adapt classical Pilates mat exercises to support healthy running technique instead of interfering with it. Surprised I’m saying classical … Read more

The Runner’s Abs

The Runner's Abs

I’ve been hard at work this weekend on my new video course for Curious.com: “How To Be A Healthy Runner.”  It’s due to be uploaded and available by Friday, June 13, and I’ll share the link when it’s ready. Meanwhile I’d like to share with you an article I wrote a while back for a … Read more

“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

Why Runners Should Not Do Pilates

Do you believe that, as a runner, you should have a tight core? That the sine qua non of good running form is tightening your core? I’d like to propose a different concept: The essence of good running form is directing force in the simplest possible line from foot through head. Since we have two … Read more