Löpteknik: Running Play vs Running Problem
During a recent coaching session I brought the group to my favourite secret trails, showing the beauty of trail running. Running technical trails you need to stay focused and run relaxed, “riding” natures shapes. Going down I shouted: “Dance! Play! Run like children. Have fun!
I believe you will discover new dimensions in your running if you leave the typical serious quest for runners: “running as a problem”, the never-ceasing demands on running, or never-ceasing unsatisfaction. Instead you can run “as it is”, enjoying the moment, and even playing with the moment, how difficult it may be. Think of running as a child: add play and it will be happy! In this perspective even racing can be a joyful experience. So next time you go for a run, try to have fun. You will see how the serious mind disappears when you run relaxed & Play. (link to playful running video clip with Kilian Jornet & friends)