The ancient Chinese system of feng shui is concerned with controlling the flow of qi, or positive energy. Good running form involves similar principles, and here are four ways you can apply the practices of feng shui to become a more efficient runner.
If you seek to improve your performance through increasing the mileage or intensity of your training, and hope to remain injury free while doing so, smart strength training can go a long way towards helping you do so. The Runners Connect Strength Training system puts together well over a dozen workouts targeting key development areas, with prescriptions for specific race distances and injury prevention.
Core strength helps you improve your running form and maintain said form as you fatigue late in a race or long workout. This in turn can help you resist injuries. This 30 minute routine, performed two or three times per week with no equipment required, can deliver significant results in six to eight weeks.
Every runner should have a go-to upper leg bodyweight exercise routine to help with general strengthening, improving running form and efficiency, and increasing resistance to injury. This routine can be completed in 25-40 minutes, making it an ideal workout on it’s own or in combination with a recovery (anticipation) run or core workout.
In a recent podcast, Jay Johnson interviewed Scott Douglas of Running Times and Advanced Marathoning fame, and had some interesting discussions regarding ancillary work for runners. Scott shares some good lessons from over 35 years of running.