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Reflections, Shades of Light and Running Style

Running with the sunset can be a very enlightening experience providing the space to practice mindfulness, running samadhi and efficient running techniques. Mindful running provides the space for analysis of running techniques which is explored in focusing on how the pelvis is moving when running and the importance of how each foot connects with the ground.

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Burlington 2010 Chilly 1/2 Marathon Race Report

This report chronicles one runner’s first 1/2 marathon race at Burlington’s Chilly 1/2 marathon race which was experienced as two different races due to a chest cold. The first 1/2 of the race was fantastic and a welcome to the onset of spring. The second 1/2 of the race was very difficult and mentally challenging.

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How each step is received makes a difference

The experience of running can be highly impacted by our moods and past anchors in the mind. One runner investigates how being mindfully to this process allows for the shaping of the experience in a positive manner.

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One step, One Mind. Quiet Steps, Quiet Mind.

Learning to run efficiently and one with the moving environment is developed one step at a time. By creating the foundation for quiet running, you can also create the space for the quiet mind necessary for Running Samadhi

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Blueberry waffles and grits to Power my first 1/2 marathon

A good start to the day is helpful to maintaining your energy on a long run. On my first 1/2 marathon I started the day with homemade blueberry power waffles with grits and veggie sausages.

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Running to the Beat and Drumming with your Feet

Music can be a useful means to increase performance while running at the same time making it even more enjoyable. I have been investigating “drumming” with my feet as pat of my integration of music into my runs.

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Pulling your way along the road to the Chilly

While running the mind can focus on so many different ways to run. In an effort to develop mindfulness, I explored a technique of focusing on the experience of pulling with the breath and the body while running.

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Energy level and -16’C cold weather

How energy levels and cold weather (-16’C) can have an impact on a runner’s endurance training.

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Training one day at a time

A training log preparing for the Chilly 1/2 Marathon and an appreciation for grass when my feet are still recovering from my long run. Mindful running seems a fair bit easier to practice on trails and grass due to the forced extra awareness of each step taken on uneven terrain.

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Room for Doubt in a Runner’s Journey?

What does the impact of doubt play in a runner’s long distance journey or someone training for a marathon? As shown in the documentary “Running the Sahara”, doubt was exhibited as needing to be controlled to allow each runner to reach his goals. Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin together mastered this in running for 111 days straight across the entire Sahara desert for a total distance of over 170 marathons.

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