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22 Essential Pieces of Marathon Training Advice

22 Essential Pieces of Marathon Training Advice | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
If the marathon were easy, the accomplishment wouldn't be as coveted. These 22 pieces of expert advice will help you get through training, racing and recovery with aplomb.
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A great collection of latest research and suggestions to help you in your marathon running and conditioning. 

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Mind over matter – Phuket Lifestyle - Phuket Gazette

Mind over matter – Phuket Lifestyle - Phuket Gazette | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Mind over matter – Phuket Lifestyle
Phuket Gazette
PHUKET: Among the most advanced and well-versed of Western Buddhist meditation gurus in the country and the region, if not the world, Andrea Capellari is Thanyapura's esteemed Mind Trainer.
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The mind reflects the body reflects the mind.  I run or walk as part of my meditative practice.  The rhythm of my steps, the breathing rhythms and patterns, allow me to be present and in the moment. I get to see where my body is. I find it easy to quiet my thinking after a run. 

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Inspirational Running Video (HD)

JOIN ME: http://youtu.be/G7b3-BDpoxo Music by Paul Dateh: http://youtube.com/PaulDateh ********* Director of Photography &...
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Rachel shared this over at Marathoners.  Nicely done by Shay Carl.

I especially liked sound at the ending at the top of the overlook. 


A way of "Counting Coup."  Or a different take on the allegory of Sysiphus, where the rock stays at the top and Sysiphus rolls back down to get another rock. Peter: ...and upon this rock I will build....my practice.


When running becomes part of one's practice.  Doing the same thing on a regular basis allows me to see how the one common thread throughout this practice is doing and being and experiencing. Me doing the practice being that thread. The path is the same. The environment changes daily or even hourly. 

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Find Your Chi (Running)

Find Your Chi (Running) | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Effortless running takes some effort—and other lessons learned by a chronically injured runner at an alternative running school.
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Running like Life can be done gracefully or clumsily. Go for the grace:   GAPO


Danny and I go back to the mid-90's when we first met on rec.running. I was supportive of his ideas around ChiRunning. Like Danny I had taken up Tai Chi in 1981 with Master Liang in Balboa Park.  My thinking was that running was full body movement.  If I wanted to go faster, then it made sense to have synchronized movement with the entire body for each step be it a mile or a marathon.


As the image shows, the maiden on the unicycle has minimal body movement up and down.  The only thing moving up and down are her legs.  Running is in a way marching in place and allowing the body from the ankle to fall forward.  


You may want to look at the concepts of Nicholas Romanov and POSE Method (posetech.com) or Natural Running with Danny Abshire at NewtonRunning.com.


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On the Run - Short Film | NZ On Screen

On the Run takes you to the heart of New Zealand running with Arthur Lydiard, Jack Foster, Heather Thompson Matthews, John Walker and others. Watching Jack Foster run down the scree mountain side is worth the show. Probably the closest you see to a man flying. Notice that he holds his arms up much like a child when they are learning to walk and run. Check out Ruthie in "Why Runners Heel Strike"  http://bit.ly/13x2aci

 

"This film showcases legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard's training methods through the example of his acolytes, including then reigning Olympic 1,500m champ John Walker."

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The remaining part of the Synopsis:

 

'Arthur's boys' (Snell, Halberg, Magee) scored attention by winning unheralded medals (two golds and a bronze) at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Lydiard later led the 'flying Finns' to similar success. His method revolves around building stamina to complement speed, and was influential in popularising jogging globally. Beautifully filmed, a doco highlight is Jack Foster's exhilarating scree slope descent.

 

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Fixing Broken Runners, Part 1: The Evaluation

Injured runner Mike Smayda visits Jay Dicharry's SPEED lab at the University of Virginia to search for the root causes of his achilles tendon injury. (12:29)
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Practice does not make perfect, no matter who says it does.  Practice makes permanent.  Perfect practice makes perfect.  So when an injury occurs, it may occur on the millionth step. Yet it took 999,999 steps to get there.

 

Running is a dance. You can do it gracefully or clumsily. Go for the Grace---GAPO---

 

Mindful Running is about thinking and feeling. Feeling how to run lightly over the surface of the earth. Only landing on the surface as lightly and quietly as possible. Thinking about being a graceful animal, a dancer of extreme grace and poise.

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Running 101: How Fast Should You Run?

Running 101: How Fast Should You Run? | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it

All fast running is not the same. There are a few speeds exceeding the natural jogging pace that competitive runners routinely hit in their training. It's good to hit them all because each contributes to fitness development in a slightly different way than others.

 

Even the most highly competitive runners jog most of the time. Easy running is great because the more of it you do, the fitter you get, and because it’s not terribly taxing you can do a lot of it. Faster running is more taxing, so it can only be done in small amounts. But a little goes a long way, especially when faster running is layered on top of a high volume of easy running.

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A good article on the various ways that can be used to increase one's speed that builds on the normal pace that most joggers stay at.

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Mayo Clinic Health System teaches about stress control

Mayo Clinic Health System teaches about stress control | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
The term "mindfulness-based stress reduction" might set off alarm bells because it might make old-timers think of the elixir salesmen of days gone by.
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Another resource I found thanks to Ozzie Gontang.

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Mindfulness Made Simple

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Mindfulness is easy: Stop. Breathe. Think about your thinking.
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An enjoyable read. A reflection that like any training in athletics, Mindfulness is a practice. Jung put it this way: The mind reflects the body reflects the mind.  It is about: Stop, Breathe, and observe your thinking.

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Doctors rewrite rules on running and heart health

Doctors rewrite rules on running and heart health | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Two cardiologists have reviewed the long-term evidence on the effects of running and heart health, and the message is that running for longer can damage heart h
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If you are running with the overstride that this image shows, any long distance would end up somewhere down the road with knee or hip replacement therapy.

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Nicole's curator insight, February 24, 2013 8:08 PM

I will use this for the benefits of running section.

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Breath is freedom.  The dream of running is a beautiful goal for any heart patient. 

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PLOS ONE: Variation in Foot Strike Patterns during Running among Habitually Barefoot Populations

PLOS ONE: Variation in Foot Strike Patterns during Running among Habitually Barefoot Populations | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Researchers look at African runners from a different tribe and notice heel strike at slower running speeds.  Raises the question of what is normal running: forefoot strike; midsole strike, heel strike.

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Jay Dicharry- Improvement of running form

Here are a few tips to improve your running gait and move more efficiently and injury free. Jay is the Director of the SPEED Performance Clinic at the Universisty of Virginia.

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Jay Dicharry is someone that is teaching the concepts and principles of  Mindful Running.  Great one foot standing exercises for gaining stability.  Also his thoughts and demonstation of posture alignment are extremely helpful to assist someone feel the difference between how they normally stand and the difference after being aligned.

 

Running is a dance.  It can be done gracefully or clumsily. Go for the Grace. ---GAPO---

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Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Instructional video on natural running, by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Director of the Natural Running Center. http://naturalrunningcenter.com Thank you to all who ...
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Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella has put together an excellent video to teach The Principles of Natural Running.

Again his work champions Mindful Running.  Helps a runner understand what they need to be playing with and practicing while they are running.

Running is a dance. It can be done gracefully or clumsily. Go for the Grace!  ---GAPO---

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Running Meditation: 5 Ways To Increase Mindfulness As You Run

Running Meditation: 5 Ways To Increase Mindfulness As You Run | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
For all of the runners out there who are also devoted yogis, there’s no doubt that you either do a bit of asana before or after a run – and probably both. However, have you ever thought about doing yoga while you run?
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Mindful Running is a practice.  Here are 5 ways to increase your mindfulness as you run.

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