Alexander Technique

A Runner’s Alphabet—K Is for Kindness – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—K Is for Kindness – Running for Masters is for kindness. I drive myself pretty hard when I’m in a race or on a long run, especially toward the end. I don’t imagine I’ll ever win any race unless they have an award for slowest in age group! I don’t care—digging deep to find out what I’m really made of is the big draw for me. But I’m not talking about what we do during a race—it’s after…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—L Is for Life – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—L Is for Life – Running for Masters is for life. “Why do you run?” That’s a question people ask me, especially because I’m an older (65+) runner. What they might really mean is, “Running looks like such hard work, and it really hurts. Why do you bother to put yourself through all that trouble and pain?” My answer is always the same: I run to stay alive. Of course I mean literally alive, heart beating, breathing, and…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—M Is for Muscle – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—M Is for Muscle – Running for Masters   is for muscle. Don’t worry, this definitely won’t be a lecture on anatomy! I’m all for strength training (with or without weights) to keep your muscles strong and improve your running. But another type of inner work can also help. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. You can find a fuller discussion here, but…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—N Is for New – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—N Is for New – Running for Masters   is for new.           Thoughts for the road—you have the power to: Let every step be new Let every breath be new Let every sight be new Let every sound be new   Let your legs be easy Let your breath flow Let your eyes soften Let your ears open Let your head balance at the top of your spine   N can stand for…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—R Is for Rest – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

  is for rest. I originally published this blog almost exactly a year ago as advice for what do to after a long training run. Especially during this very hot summer, Constructive Rest will replenish your mind and body if you take the time for self-care. Congratulations—you’ve finished your long training run! You’re probably exhausted but very happy and (I hope) uninjured. Allow yourself to enjoy that feeling of sweaty pride—you’ve earned it! What do you do next? If you’re…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—P Is for Quite a Bit, Actually – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

  is a good letter. I wish everyone: Peace for you and yours Progress, power, and pep in all you do Personal growth, physical, mental, and spiritual (however you define it) Pride in your accomplishments Promise in your future Also: Pause in whatever you’re doing right now. Allow yourself to be where you are. Quiet your breathing. Give yourself a big pat on the back. I’m sure you’ve worked hard all year, and I hope you’ve achieved most, if not…

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