Every Training Day
“It’s easy to assume that running and other endurance activities always lead to a wide range of health benefits, but our overall health is also influenced by how we lead our lives, both at home and at work. We’re all familiar with how much stress can arise due to competing demands on our time and attention. Best case scenario, the time we spend in training can help counteract these tensions by putting them in perspective and making them manageable.” – Art
Quote of the Month:
“To the observer, when we run, each stride appears to be a duplication of the last but that’s an illusion… under the surface, many aspects of the running action vary constantly between strides.” – John Kiely
A Better Way to Train Runners
While endurance sports may provide an opening to greater health, happiness and confidence, there’s no easy way of running. Sometimes it hurts! But there certainly are many ways to make it easier. Knowledge, training, and coaching can dramatically increase your efficiency and enjoyment while reducing the risk of injury and burnout.
The ideal amount and intensity of training and the time it takes to affect the body positively varies greatly from person to person depending on their health and well being. For many, this means downsizing and restructuring their training. Those who continually work this way keep their running fresh and increase their inner freedom by outdistancing their age and gaining new levels of performance.
You already feel a lot about your body’s strengths and weaknesses. You just need to own these things so you can work on them! Whatever your sports background, injury history or personal records are, The Way Of Running shows how you can overcome your inner barriers, realize your unique gifts and potentials, and discover a new direction for yourself.
In many ways our sport is beautifully simple, all you do is lace up your running shoes and head out the door. Yet we all need form checks, training games and spiritual wake-up calls to outsmart our brains and renew our commitment to always searching for that small bit of range of motion beyond our comfort zone. My job is to support you in your search by humanizing the science and opening your mind to the way of running that suits you best.
In today’s highly commercialized, corporate world, to run for spiritual balance is not so easy. Pop culture distracts us with a barrage of trending advice on the science of peak performance; weekly mileage, speed work, cross-fitting, form correction, minimalist footwear, sports nutrition, trail running, beer running, Spartan running, bodywork, mindfulness methods, and wearable technology to track our every move. Nevertheless, most people are still dogged by injuries and habits that curtail their running and cause strain on both their nervous system and physical structure.
It takes a leap of faith to tune out the noise, become less concerned with looking good, final outcomes, beating your previous times or another person. It takes serious daring to take my help to search out the best in yourself. But it’s the best way to gain confidence to go your own way, at your own pace, without worrying about how other people train.
If you’d like learn more about how you can make any of my running resources and activities part of a training routine that can directly enhance your health and running performance plus receive invaluable assistance on your path to self-knowledge keep perusing the site!