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How To Run: DOs & DON'Ts

Evolutionary biology professor Daniel Lieberman, whose studies are the scientific backbone for Chris McDougall's BORN TO RUN, gives five pointers on how he t...
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I started teaching ball/heel/ball running back in the late 70's after using one of the first slow motion video recorders made by Sanyo.  If you march in place you'll see that the ball then the heel touches. Didn't think that I'd see it accepted in my lifetime.  Thanks to Born to Run, Barefoot Bob Saxton, Chirunning, Pose Method, running mindfully or Mindful Running continues to grow in acceptance.  It isn't the stupid shoe as one of my early mentors shared with me.

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"Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus, say UC Santa Barbara Researchers " - UC Santa Barbara News Release | Teacher Learning Networks

"Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus, say UC Santa Barbara Researchers " - UC Santa Barbara News Release | Teacher Learning Networks | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus, say UC Santa Barbara Researchers
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Just a reminder that while all this amazing research is being done; the human part of the story is:  Mindfulness Is A Practice.


It is about quieting the chatter. It is realizing that multi-tasking is an abstraction and a distraction. 


Sorkh Razil is a reminder of how easy it is to lose one's humanity to technology.  Lee Thayer put it: We create technology and then technology creates us.  I would add, we forget that our most advanced technological tool is our brain shared in this group of herd/back animals called humanity.


I cannot teach you anything.  I can share my perspective and interpretation.


As Siddhartha shared:  I can think. I can wait. I can fast.


Sitting quietly, I can observe my thoughts. I can wait as I go back to observing my breath.  It is interesting that we call it fasting whereas we are slowing by not being consumed by the comsuming we need for staying alive. In such a practice we get more deeply in touch with our being alive.

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Research continues to verify what many of us experience on a daily basis. Mindfulness is a way to improve your thinking. 

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Mister Rogers, Boston Tragedy, & The Rest of The Story

Mister Rogers, Boston Tragedy, & The Rest of The Story | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
John Sutter says all of us are geared to help, and the responses to the Boston bombings show that.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:32 AM

"Look for the helpers . . . "

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I appreciate all of your comments and am delighted that you connected to the forgotten key message of the story :)
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We are herd/pack animals who call ourselves human beings or social animals.  The helpers are people who revert back to their instinct to help a fellow man.  Often at peril to their own lives. Often sacrificing their own life to save another.  When you look at the derivation of "sacrifice" it is made up of two Latin words "sacra" and "facio"  that is "to make holy."


Bombshel says it beautifully. This is how I shared the Power of One back in 2010 about a dear friend, Rauni Prittinen King who is the co-founder with Dr. Mimi Guarneri of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.


The Power of One united is a force  that reunites body/mind/spirit back into the basics of being: human. 

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Take a Meditative Mind to Unexpected Activities - FitSugar.com

Take a Meditative Mind to Unexpected Activities - FitSugar.com | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Take a Meditative Mind to Unexpected ActivitiesFitSugar.comWorking out: Yoga is the workout associated with far-out meditation, but your time at the gym can be just as meditative.
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Ironman Run Technique - Gliders vs Gazelles

We lay out the case for an alternative running style for Ironman events. While classic run technique is required at paces faster than about 6min/mile, athlet...
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Todd Kenyon's analysis of Iron Man runners. Part I followed by Part 2.


Great opportunity to dialogue about running technique especially with the comparisons and the ability to stop motion and slow motion.

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Running different paces (pose) / Looptechniek Pose methode

Pose method of running. Characteristics of pose running; 1.Landing as close as possible under the body over the BOF=ball of foot (with BOF, hip and shoulder ...
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No words. Just observe.

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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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Tapping into the power of mindfulness

Tapping into the power of mindfulness | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
As business classes get underway at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, MBA students open their laptops and professors fire up PowerPoint presentations in many classrooms.
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When it comes to leadership, it is most important to first be able to lead myself. That begins with listening to what is going on within me.  I focus my attention being present and aware. I look at my feelings and thoughts.


Homo sapiens sapiens means I can look at my thoughts and feelings and examine them. In my environment I do not have to react, I can stay centered.


In the eye of the hurricane there's complete calm. Here's a look at the impact Mindfulness is having on people in business & Life

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Tirunesh Dibaba; Best runningtechnique ever! (Olympic Gold 2008 and 2012)

Tirunesh Dibaba is a worldclass athlete from Ethiopia, born in 1985, weighting 44kg (97.24 pound) and measuring 1.55m (60.45 inch). She ran (and raced) bare ...
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Nice breakdown of her form. POSE/Chi/ Minimalist/VivoBarefoot/Natural/Effortless/Mindful Running are explanations of the form you're watching.

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Schnurman: Principles of running much like those of life: Relax and stay focused

Schnurman: Principles of running much like those of life: Relax and stay focused | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
The same principles that Glenn and ChiRunning teach such as calmness and efficiency are transferable to each of us in our careers
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Like choosing the right mentor, one can observe someone that moves through life and space gracefully.  Imitation works well.  Practice doesn't make perfect. It makes permanent.  What is it that I want permanent in my practice.  So running, like life, like business is about being competent and challenging myself to be better than I was today.  It's not about striving, it about being the best me.  Buddha in the Kalama Sutra says it this way:


After thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it.

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

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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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Center for Sport and Performance Psychology

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The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology is now open in University Square in Mankato,...
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Just came across this at Michael Sachs FB page.  In 1981, US International University start a Ph.D. program in Clinical Sport Psychology. One of the main faculty was Bruce Olgivy, sort of the grandfather of Sport Psychology. Great faculty that lasted only a year.  The adjunct faculty from other universities were told by their schools that what they were doing could jeopardize their tenure.

 

Looks like the Center is off and running.  It is all about being mindful to all vested interests.  Congratulations.  My daughters were raised on the statement: If you want to know the future; create it.  The Center is doing that for the coming generations.

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Herb Elliott Running Form in Slow Motion in Rome Olympics 1960

Herb Elliott Running Form in Slow Motion in Rome Olympics 1960. IOC Olympic 1500m Champion: Herb Elliott
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Running is falling.  You can do it gracefully or clumsily.  Go for the grace. ---GAPO---

 

Run Tall so that your feet only land on the surface of the earth.  That means there is no bouncing up and down (read: minimal vertical movement)  All of your energy is falling forward (moving on the horizontal axis) and your feet are keeping up with the horizontal forward fall of your body.

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Notice that when Herb TOUCHES the ground he only touches the surface of the ground. Notice his head and there is no impact. He is truly rolling over the surface of the earth.
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Go Play Outside!

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Spring has sprung and science says you should get out of doors now to improve your health.
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Here is a compilation of all the reasons to get yourself outside of your indoors living and working spaces.


These are facts. Not explanations or excuses masquerading as fact.


Make it part of your lifelong practices to have a long vital life.


Do watch out for meteors.

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Terry Fox's 1979 letter to Adidas for running shoes

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Last week was the 33rd anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, when he first began his long cro (RT @VancityBuzz: Read Terry Fox’s 1979 letter to Adidas for running shoes http://t.co/Pj3Pf1EkRw)...
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Terry's letter speaks for itself

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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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Ironman Run Technique - Gliders vs Gazelles Part 2

We continue our analysis of two distinct running styles, using motion analysis and high speed video of top Ironman pros Craig Alexander, Torbjorn Sindballe, ...
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Great food for thought and dialogue.

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Form: Running Better

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Newton Running shoes are built with Action/ReactionTM technology, which reduces impact, returns energy, and propels you forward so you can run faster, farther, forever. So shake hands with natural form running.
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Oldest marathon runner hangs up trainers

Oldest marathon runner hangs up trainers | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
At the grand old age of 101, the 'Turbaned Torpedo' completes his final race in Hong Kong with happiness and regret.
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Life is the childhood of our immortality. Goethe


Performance is the measure of performance. Here is an example. 





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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.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:25 PM

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

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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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Running Gluten-Free

Running Gluten-Free | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Olympian (and celiac sufferer) Amy Yoder Begley shares her insights and experiences.
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Is There One Right Way to Run?

Is There One Right Way to Run? | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
A new study of barefoot tribespeople in Kenya raises tantalizing questions about just how humans really are meant to move.
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Interesting study. Would have to see where they feet are when they touch the ground. Jan Hagelbrand of Sweden ran for U.S. international University in San Diego. I had a Sanyo cassette video recorder that could be played back in slow motion. I was used to video machinery and also surgeries. It looked like Jan was a heel striker. The difference was that when his foot touched the ground it was under his center of gravity and not in front of it. Would like to see the videos as the pictures shown, I can't really tell if the heel touches with the leg in front of them or with the heel under their center of gravity.

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Mindful Running/Walking

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On the Run takes you to the heart of New Zealand running with Arthur Lydiard, Jack Foster, John Walker. Watching Jack Foster run down the scree mountain side is worth the shoe.
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