Sports psychologists call it “transcending normal awareness." Whatever you want to call it, this approach is very easy to communicate and all the runners can have their own experience how good their form and breathing are on that particular day.
Running is our birthright. That's why I'm so passionate about restoring the natural coordination and spontaneous imagination we once knew as children. And that's why I'm introducing my new friend and Feldenkrais practitioner, Jae Gruenke, to the Boulder running community.
It's widely speculated that the trunk should remain constantly still, in a permanent state of contraction throughout the running cycle. At first glance, it might appear this way when the bare torso of an international athlete is on display. It certainly looks as if their trunk barely moves.
On paper, Jordan Hasay has had an incredibly straightforward marathon career including a 2:25:20 third in this year's Boston Marathon. But Hasay's career has been anything but straightforward.
I'm reading The Rise of the Ultra Runners by Adharanad Finn, getting psyched about our upcoming "Save Your Running" Workshop with Jae Gruenke. Jae specializes in applying the Feldenkrais Method to running and the therapy is a good fit for The Way of Running and how I coach.