Showing posts with label Natural running. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Natural running. Show all posts

Jun 26, 2013

12 Random Reasons To Try Trail Running

I love trail running. If I had trails close enough to me I would have force myself to not run 100% of my miles on trails. I don't think enough people know about the fun that is entailed with running trails and I don't think enough people have given it a try. I wouldn't be surprised if most people assume that its a run filled with blood, bugs, steep hills and sharp rocks. Well, sometimes it is(I consider that a plus). On the other hand, here are twelve random reasons to give it a try.

1) It is a dirty, adventurous, and thrillingly fun time.

2) Trail terrain is so dynamic it takes the monotony out of running. This means your body experiences a more varied array of forces and not the same repetitive stresses associated with road running.

3) Trails are easier on the mind than most roads. I sometimes get bored of my road routes and feel like time drags on. Trails are so jam packed with turns, obstacles, nature and picturesque views that you might not be able to keep up.

Jun 14, 2013

Four Finds For Your Friday Morning

 Here are a few quick links to articles, a video and a podcast that I recently found to be of interest.

This first article is by Peter Larson of Peter discusses the term "natural running", how it is used, and what it means to him.

The second link is to a video shared on Facebook by Dr. E of This video highlights a quick trick to help people with movement patterns. This trick is especially to help people with the exercise that I know as "Toe Yoga" which was coined by Jay Dicharry, PT I believe.

Third link is to a quick video produced by Kelly Starrett, DPT of This video gives a little secret to help avoid back pain from airplane seats. I know I find airplane seats to be uncomfortable so I can't wait to try this one out. (Who knows how long that will be...)

Last, but not least we have a link to a recent podcast by Jimmy Moore. Jimmy is the author of both the blog and podcast aptly named "Livin' La Vida Low Carb" and this podcast is a real touchy back and forth between Mr. Moore and Vegan Doctor, Dr. John McDougall. The gloves were off for this discussion.

Have a great Friday, a great weekend and a wish your dads a happy Father's Day!

Apr 22, 2013

Videos for Running Assessment, Correction and Form Drills.

I was perusing the internet today when I came across a couple of videos produced by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. Dr. Cucuzzella is the director of the Natural Running Center, Professor of Family Medicine at West Virginia University and the owner of Two Rivers Treads in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Dr. Cucuzzella is a running guru that has been at the front of the natural running movement for many years now.  He also brought us this previously mentioned video that highlights the principles of natural running form.
Must see video for runners.


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