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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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Video: Essential Skills For Ultrarunning And Trail Running

Video: Essential Skills For Ultrarunning And Trail Running | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it

...Ultrarunning and trail running stud Max King [winner of both the U.S. 50K championship and the XTERRA Trail Running Championship], along with physical therapist and biomechanist Jay Dicharry, discuss the specific skills for necessary for success in off-road ultrarunning.

 

Work on these skills to become better at running off-road!


Via Carlton Jackson
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Years ago, I spoke about F_SOS or Flat Surface Overuse Syndrome. People keep talking about spraining their ankles and being afraid to run trail or on uneven ground because they might sprain their ankles.

 

Caballo Blanco something to the effect, if you think you can do it in three steps, take 5 or 6.

 

Jay Dicharry shares some great running tips.

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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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Fixing Broken Runners, Part 2: The Comeback

Injured runner Mike Smayda has been through a month of rehab and has been able to return to full-time training. Part 2 follows up with Smayda and the coach o...
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Wonderful follow-up to see what happens after having the injury analyzed, and prescription to deal with the injury, and the road back.

What is interesting is just a small observation . If you way the sit when he is being interviewed, he is slouching. That slouch is either because of the hamstings being tight. Also it could be just the way he sits when he is not being mindful. Many of us forget that when we are not training, the other 80 to 90 hours a week we are awake standing, sitting and moving is physical exercise and training us.  When we get tired we return to the posture we practice most.  And that is the 80 to 90 hours a weeks of unconscious standing, sitting, and moving.

Check out Rachel in Why Runner's Heel Strike  http://www.mindfulness.com/2012/09/21/mindfulness-in-slow-motion-a-running-question/

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
The Buddha taught mindfulness by providing four foundations, or frames of reference, that we can use to train ourselves to be mindful.
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Barbara gives a wonderful summary and points to other places to go to look at the practice of Mindfulness.   Great reference point.

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Healing mind, body and spirit: Tapping your worries away in the ...

Healing mind, body and spirit: Tapping your worries away in the ... | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it

December 22, 2012 ·  The author is an inner work therapist and spiritual scientist. She runs her own private practice from New Delhi and also the world's highest meditation and inner work retreat in the Himalayas.

 

Meditation myth busters
1. Meditation is not something religious or associated with a particular faith. In fact, it can be practised by anyone, at any age, irrespective of their culture, gender or religious beliefs. It can even be practiced by people with no faith in any “higher power”.

2. It does not necessarily involve uncomfortable, jalebi-like postures only meant for those with flexible bodies. You don’t have to sit in the lotus position with your legs crossed if it does not suit you. As a matter of fact, you should actually find a position that is comfortable for you.

3. Not all meditation techniques require you to sit or be still. You can also meditate while walking, running, swimming, dancing and believe it or not, even while sweeping or washing dishes.

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Running has been a part of my mindful meditation for the past 35 years.   My breathing has been my guide.

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Neuroscience Supports Mindful Leadership | Wise Leader Group - Psychology in your hands

Neuroscience Supports Mindful Leadership | Wise Leader Group - Psychology in your hands | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
An artcile about the growing trend in mindfulness training, supported by evidence from neuroscience, to help leaders be more present at work.
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Ways to stave off the stress and enjoy the Holidays | Lifestyle Features, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Ways to stave off the stress and enjoy the Holidays | Lifestyle Features, The Philippine Star | philstar.com | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it

How does one stave off the stress and truly enjoy the season with family and friends?...

 

The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones," it suggests.

 The online health portal of the non-profit medical care and research group also suggests to say "no."
 "Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can't participate in every project or activity. If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time," it says. "Deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization can evoke a state of rest and release," says P.J.  Skerret of Harvard Health. "Doing them can slow your heartbeat, calm your breathing, lower your blood pressure, and help you chill out."

 

 

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Here are some things you can do when you're unable to run over the holidays to relieve your stress.

 

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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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The Running Event in Austin: Minimalism is Still Hot! | Natural Running Center

The Running Event in Austin: Minimalism is Still Hot! | Natural Running Center | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
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The Natural Running Center is a great resource for runners of all levels.  The Injury-Free Running booklet by Dr. Mark is well worth the read.

 

Mindful Running is about Good Running Form. 

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Three Meditations for Running | NaturalFootgear.com

Three Meditations for Running | NaturalFootgear.com | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
RT @NaturalFootgear: Running is a type of moving, or dynamic, meditation. http://t.co/gbsZrG1O
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Took several months to build up to running a marathon through the nose.  The first time I tried I couldn't run further than 100 or 200 yards without getting out of breath.  Someone shared the image that when you smell a fragrance or aroma that is pleasing the nostrils flare.  Most people when breathing hard through the nose allow the nostril to collapse making it even  harder to breathe. One I was in the habit of flaring the nostrils on the in-breath it became easier and easier to go further and further breathing though the nose.  My first marathon through the nose was a 3:27.  Jerry Goldberg another friend who I got to play with nose breathing did an 84:04 half marathon through the nose.  As Jerry said to me later, there are some things you don't forget

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28 Brilliant Tips for Living Life - Zen Habits

Post written by Leo Babauta. Sometimes the littlest change can make a world of difference. Start waking a little earlier and spending some quiet time to start your day? The rest of the day has been transformed.
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When walking or running use your breathing to be in cadence with your steps.   It is a way to calm the mind.  When I walk slowly, I can breathe out for 10 to 20 steps, and in for a count of 8 to 12 steps.  Eyes on the horizon, crown of the head lifted to the sky, shoulders relaxed.

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Why Runners Heel Strike

Is it possible that we run the way we do because of the way we walk?
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My theory of teaching running ball/heel has to do with getting runners to learn how to fall forward.  The problem is their first fall as a child was so painful that their body remembered and did everything so as not to fall ever again.  It hurt too much.  Also there was a very high emotional component: Fear - running away from someone; Anger - chasing someone to inflict bodily harm; Love - running into the arms of a loved one.  In all three the fall was due to running so fast and losing control. So knees, elbows, palms of the hands were scraped, abraided, or badly cut. About one out of 40 in the fall hit their chin and needed stitches.

 

From that day forward, the mind and the body said: I will hever fall again. So the Oz Gontang theory goes: That was the beginning of heel striking.

 

 

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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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Newton Natural Running Panel 2010 part 1

Panel discussion on natural running with Dr. Irene Davis PhD, PT (Director of the Running Injury Lab, University of Delaware), Dr. Mark Cucuzzella MD (Associate Professor, University of West Virginia, elite masters runner), Danny Abshire (multisports.com form coach, co-founder Newton Running), Zola Budd Pieterse (Olympian, world champion and world record holder), Danny Dreyer (founder/author of Chi Running), Jay Dicharry, MPT, CSCS (Director of the SPEED Performance Clinic and the Motion Analysis Lab Coordinator at the University of Virginia). Moderated by Brian Metzler, managing editor Running Times Magazine.

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A great program put on by Newton Running Shoes  back in August 2010. This is the first of the series.  It is well worth watching the entire series. For me they are all champions of the principles and concepts of Mindful Running.

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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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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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Think before you go out and run or ride

Think before you go out and run or ride | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
Running and riding are not mindless activities. We should all know that, but it is easy to forget. Doing a little thinking before you set off on a 50-mile ride can, for instance, help you prepare f...
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Christopher like myself has been thinking about running for a long time. It has been over 30 years of teaching ball/heel/ball while running.  That means: if you march in place you will notice that your foot on landing touches on the ball first then the heel touches and as you lift your foot again it is the ball that leaves the ground.  If you marched in place and leaned from the ankle, your body would start to fall forward when you put the marching in place foot down you would notice that it landed several inches in front because you are falling forward.  You didn't need to push off.  You just lifted you foot and place it back down.  Just something to think about on the road to mindful riunning.

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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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How to Perform a Walking Meditation | New York Wellness Guide

How to Perform a Walking Meditation | New York Wellness Guide | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
How to Perform a Walking Meditation. Most of us think of meditation as sitting in the lotus position with the eyes closed, but there is a form of meditation called "walking meditation" that is wonderful, relaxing, and something you can do anytime,...
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When I first took up Tai Chi in the late 70's it was to move as slow as possible in order to run faster.  Tai Chi, Walking Meditation, and Running Mediation all became ways for me to play with mindfulness.

 

Dr. Robert Puff shares his How To Perform A Walking Meditation

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Om Chant Meditation at 432hz Over 1hr Running Time

Om Chant Meditation at 432hz Over 1hr Running Time Enjoy and share.xxx (I liked a @YouTube video from @soullpurple http://t.co/gB22b3BG Om Chant Meditation at 432hz Over 1hr Running Time)...

 

The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones," it suggests.

 The online health portal of the non-profit medical care and research group also suggests to say "no."Lifestyle Feature ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1  "Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can't participate in every project or activity. If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time," it says. "Deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization can evoke a state of rest and release," says P.J.  Skerret of Harvard Health. "Doing them can slow your heartbeat, calm your breathing, lower your blood pressure, and help you chill out."
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Om Chant that you might want to take with you on an hour run.

 

 

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Trail Running in Sweden

Trail Running in Sweden | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
A guide to trail running in Sweden.

 

My idea is that the story of trail running in Sweden has sprung up or developed out of orienteering, you know the sport of running around with a map. That sport was and still is pretty big in Sweden. Anyway, the Swedes got too lazy so they dropped the map and went running on trails instead. And speaking of the history of trail running, isn’t that the best thing we could ever occupy ourselves with? If you just go out running, in the forests, in the wild, on the rocks, or whatever terrain which is not asphalt, I think most of our problems would be solved

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Back in the late 70's I had the pleasure of meeting Jan Hegelbrand and Rune Larsen.  I was able to video them back then in slow motion.  With Jan when I played him running in slow motion, what looked like an overstride or heel strike was really his foot landing under his center of gravity.

 

Over the years Rune has become a heor in Sweden for his long distance exploits.

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Running Barefoot: Biomechanics of Foot Strike

Running Barefoot: Biomechanics of Foot Strike | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
In heel striking, the collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system. In forefoot striking, the collision of the forefoot with the ground generates a very minimal impact force with no impact transient.

Therefore, quite simply, a runner can avoid experiencing the large impact force by forefoot striking properly.
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For over 30 years I have taught running by landing ball/heel/ball.  If you march in place you'll see that you land ball/heel and then the heel lifts off.  I didn't think that I would see it adopted in my lifetime.  It is nice to be wrong on that score.  With Born To Run, and the barefoot/minimalist shoe concept continuing to grow, more peope are now running ball/heel.

 

Dan Lieberman's study shoes that running this way minimizes the impact when landing on the ground when compared to heel striking.

 

Interesting to watch. This is what Mindful Running is about.

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Things I do for Mindfulness: 365 Days | yk's journey: the blog

Things I do for Mindfulness: 365 Days | yk's journey: the blog | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
things i do for #mindfuless: i give my mind time every day to speak on its own without distraction. http://t.co/D8NEW3Xn
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Mindfulness is a practice.  Mindfulness is a lifestyle.  Mindfulness is being in the world and living intentionally. 

 

If you want to live your dream:   WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Running Doc looks at a longstanding issue: How safe is it to run if you have ... - New York Daily News

Running Doc looks at a longstanding issue: How safe is it to run if you have ... - New York Daily News | Mindfulness & Mindful Running | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsRunning Doc looks at a longstanding issue: How safe is it to run if you have ...New York Daily NewsDear Running Doc: In 1996 I had a heart attack. My cardiologist doesn't like the idea of me running.
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Tom Bassler, a pathologist and marathoner, did a lot of research in the mid-70s around heart attacks and marathoning. He and Timothy Noakes, had a wonderful discussion at the NY Academy of Sciences Symposium on The Marathon regarding the fact that marathons don't protect from heart attacks. 

 

The truth is medicine used the Standard Error of the Mean when looking at humans so as to be more scientific.  The statistic should have been the Inverse Power Curve where each human has a place on that curve.

 

When someone says the life expectency of someone with this type of malady is 6 to 9 months, it is not about an individual, it is about averages. None of us is average when we are alive. We become an average once we die.

 

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