As we approach the end of the year we naturally turn to review and reflection. In that spirit, here are The Keys to Becoming a Balanced Runner, the 10 interrelating elements of healthy, flowing, free running.
I wrote one or two blog posts about each of them over the past year, but here they are all in one place for you to read through and experiment with during the holidays.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be preparing a crowdfunding campaign to launch in early January, raising money to grow The Balanced Runner and help more runners like you. The campaign will feature my best offerings — recordings, guides, consultations, and my online running camps — at special prices.
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Next week I’ll give you a sneak peak of the campaign, but till then enjoy The Keys to Becoming a Balanced Runner. Read them over and when you run look for one that comes naturally and easily to you. Enjoy doing that for a while, and then you’ll probably notice that another has appeared. Enjoy that and you may even discover yourself doing a third… that’s the only safe effective way to work on your technique, and with that approach I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself truly enjoying your holiday runs.
The Keys to Becoming a Balanced Runner:
- Lean forward from the ankles part 1 part 2
- Land with a supple leg.
- Align your foot below your hip in midstance.
- Get your core in action.
- Bring your hands close to your heart.
- Move your face forward.
- Find your natural cadence.
- Breathe downward, taking an odd number of breaths per breath cycle.
- Tune into your body with awareness, acceptance, and imagination.
- Fulfill your potential through variety, versatility, and exploration.