Although running is an elegantly simple endeavor, understanding the bio-psychological processes of the experience is somewhat more involved. For those new to the term, biopsychology applies biological principles to the study of “physiological, genetic and developmental mechanisms of behavior.” It…
"The state of flow that some people associate with "natural running form" is simply what happens when you run in the right posture. When you run in the right posture there's less need to dwell on any one fine point of perfect running form. You already have it. You were born with it. The most important thing is to “own” your physical body. If you slump, you will lose yourself. Your mind will be wandering about somewhere else; you will not be in your body." - The Way Of Running
Curry's training regimen includes all variety of high-tech drills, for instance: wearing goggles that generate a series of flashing lights, as he performs ball-handling drills; working with two (or more) balls at the same time; and moving through a circuit that flashes instructions that he must respond to instantaneously. All this is to train his reflexes, perceptual acuity, and decision-making abilities to super-human levels – and there's little doubt that it has worked! But Steph Curry's training has another – less glamorous but equally important – side to it. This is the quiet side, the spacious side, the side that cultivates the capacity to relax deeply.
On May 6, 2017 at the Formula One oval in Monza, Italy – in an event sponsored by Nike – three runners completed 17.5 laps of a 1.5-mile circuit. And one of these runners – Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, the 2016 Olympic marathon gold medalist – came teasingly close to the elusive two-hour mark: He crossed the line at 2:00.25 – just 26 seconds shy of the goal, which eclipsed the previous record by more than two minutes.
Every day is Earth Day for an agile minded trail runner with their feet on the ground. The Earth makes us strong, flexible and tough.