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.
Running, like many other pursuits, need to be viewed as a long-term endeavor, to be invested in, developed, built, and nurtured through hard work. When short-term goals lead to a desire to push things a bit, bad things can happen.
Over the course of ten marathons, you learn a thing or two about preparing for and executing the event. Here are ten such lessons learned through the years, offered in the hope that they will help you achieve your goals sooner.
You can find advice from many sources on how to improve your running form. What is too often missing is the advice to focus on one thing at a time, lest you become overwhelmed trying to address too many “issues” at once and risk doing more harm than good.
Sometimes you need to consider more than your physical preparations for the marathon (or other race distance). Knowing the mental hurdles you will face come race-day – like the long and intimidating straightaway – gives you the opportunity to design such features into your training.