Most people think of Tai Chi as something that old people do. That’s moving really slowly and it’s all very meditative. But what if something like Tai Chi could help you become a better, faster, healthier runner that finds you running and moving, more pleasant, more enjoyable, and more efficient?
You’re a smart, educated, conscious, and conscientious consumer. Therefore, you want to buy products that are sustainable, because you don’t want to destroy the planet when you buy things. And sustainable, that’s going to be the thing that’s going to be helpful, right? I don’t know. Let’s find out on today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement podcast.
When you get older you get slower, or do you? From the age of 45 Keith Bateman’s running times improved dramatically, culminating in a host of State, National and World age-group records. The records that he set in the 55-age-group were faster than the records he set in the 45-age-group!
You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. On today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement podcast, I am answering questions about barefoot running and going barefoot in public. If you have questions that you want me to A, then you can drop them to me by E-mail. and when I do the next Q&A, maybe I’ll have your Q for my answer.
Today is not one of my normal rant days. We get to talk to an old friend of mine, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. Mark practices Family Medicine in West Virginia. He is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine and conducts Continuing Medical Education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFitU and developed the US Air Force Efficient Running Program.
Have you ever had really unpleasant heel pain and then gone to a medical professional who told you that you had Plantar Fasciitis and then gave you an orthotic or an insole or a boot or something to wear to immobilize your foot to treat that? In this podcast, we are going to talk about this and more, including a natural way to address plantar fasciitis.
David went from rock bottom (what he called Ground Zero), at 320 pounds, struggling with bankruptcy and addiction, to becoming an accomplished athlete, completing everything from a 5k to the Leadville 100 mile race and a 48-hour treadmill run! David talks about what inspired his change—his habits, his thinking, his actions—and the transition to becoming a record-setting endurance athlete.
You know, Vibram, the guys who made the FiveFinger shoes, there was a lawsuit against them because it showed that what they do is not good for you, that you get hurt wearing their shoes, right? Maybe not. You know there’s studies that show that if you run barefoot, you’re going to get injured, right? Not so much. Let’s take a look at that in today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement, the podcast.
Could getting a blister on your foot be the most important, valuable thing that ever happens to you as a runner. Crazy as that sounds. I want to encourage you to ponder what your body is doing. Use that information as the appropriate feedback. Pay attention to the good side and if there’s not a good side, just experiment. Just try something different.
Should you be running longer, slower, or shorter, faster, which is better for your health. People have been talking about it for a while but lately I’ve just been seeing more and more people coming out with courses on High Intensity Interval Training, and saying why doing high intensity intervals is better for you than running long, as doing long slow distance, whether you’re running or on an elliptical or on a cycle, whatever it is.