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Master the art of running / Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields.

By: Balk, Malcolm.
Contributor(s): Shields, Andrew | Shields, Andrew, 1959-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Collins & Brown, 2006Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1843403390 (pbk.) :; 9781843403395.Other title: Master the art of running : raising your performance with the Alexander technique [Cover title].Subject(s): Running | Alexander techniqueDDC classification: 613.7172
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Although running is becoming one of the most popular sports, learning to run properly can take time, energy and consistency. You need to do it regularly to become good at it and until you have achieved a certain level of competence, it is unlikely that you will enjoy it very much, or for very long. For many runners physical and mental barriers can stop progress.

This book's ultimate aim is to help you enjoy to run - to enjoy the feeling of movement, to overcome inertia, to renew yourself and to boost energy as a result. Master the Art of Running is based on the proven principles of the Alexander Technique that encourage good body use and greater awareness of the way your body functions and moves. The technique teaches you how to release tension from your back and neck and how to run without suffering from injuries.

The authors' perspective on the sport takes them into areas rarely touched on in conventional manuals. Instead of placing importance on speed, targets and goals it emphasises the importance of the way you run so you can transform your training and performance.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • 1 The art of running (p. 12)
  • 2 Developing awareness (p. 32)
  • 3 Thinking into movement (p. 52)
  • 4 Building the foundations (p. 66)
  • 5 Thinking into training (p. 84)
  • 6 Thinking into competition (p. 109)
  • 7 Injuries - and how to avoid them (p. 134)
  • How to run well (and avoid running badly) (p. 146)
  • Bibliography (p. 155)
  • Index (p. 157)
  • Picture credits (p. 160)