Mindful Running: How Meditative Running Can Improve Performance and Make You a Happier, More Fulfilled Person

Mindful Running: How Meditative Running Can Improve Performance and Make You a Happier, More Fulfilled Person

by Mackenzie L. Havey


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Written by a highly respected fitness journalist, Mindful Running offers an engaging guide to how mindfulness can both optimize your runs and improve general health and well-being.

Mindful Running brings together scientific research, expert analysis, and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body, and surroundings in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional, and physical health.

By applying mental fitness training to your running regime, you tap into a powerful mind-body connection that not only optimizes sporting performance, but also boosts happiness both on and off the running trails.

Devised with both the competitive and everyday runner in mind, Mackenzie L. Havey introduces an innovative, approachable, and authoritative guide designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration, and improve endurance. Not only does this have the potential to translate into better running, it can also play a role in training you to endure life's challenges with greater ease and find joy in all things big and small. Mindful Running is a total body and mind fitness regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472944863
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 350,963
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Mackenzie L. Havey writes about endurance sports, mind/body health and wellness, and adventure travel. Her work has appeared in Runner's World, SELF, Triathlete, TheAtlantic.com, ESPN.com, OutsideOnline.com, and elsewhere. In addition to completing 14 marathons and an Ironman triathlon, she is a USA Track & Field-certified coach, an instructor in the Physical Activity Program in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, and has completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She studied English at the College of St. Benedict and has a master's in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport and exercise psychology from the University of Minnesota. She lives with her husband, daughter, and Vizsla pup in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

1 The Science of Mindfulness and Running 13

2 Getting Started: Building a Foundation of Authenticity 35

3 Step 1: Focus 50

4 Step 2: Fathom 73

5 Step 3: Flow 111

6 Mindful Racing 123

7 Bonus: Fusion 147

8 Putting Mindfulness Into Practice 157

Acknowledgments 172

About the Author 174

Resources 175

Index 191

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