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Think of Yourself as an Athlete – Not Just a Runner

Historically, many great runners around the world kept themselves strong by doing chores in the countryside; digging ditches, repairing fences, chopping wood and mixing concrete. Their morning runs may have been the easiest part of their day. Modern conveniences clearly make our daily activities so soft and sedentary they actually inhibit rather than promote posture, core strength and balance.

Too much running, as an isolated activity, without working equally on your comprehensive fitness can make you weak and uncoordinated, leave you vulnerable to overuse injuries and needlessly hamper your growth and development. In these informal workshops, you’ll hear outstanding seminars on special topics in the areas of body learning, mental training, and competition skills. You’ll take part in before and after discussions, so you understand exactly how to use the new information and practice the techniques before, during and after your daily workouts and why they’re important.

I think you will also enjoy the moving readings and humorous stories from my meetings with remarkable mentors and inspiring teachers from the global history, philosophy, and spirituality of the sport. I’m at my best when drawing from all of these worlds and putting them directly into practice. The effect this can have in boosting your confidence can be dramatic. The skills you master in the workshops will help you have better runs immediately and to enjoy the process of extending your limits more than ever.

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity” – John F. Kennedy.
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