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Adversity & unexpected events break many runners: not you
 Dealing with adversity Let’s talk about adversity, how you react to adversities and unexpected events, and how to thrive we they arrive. How about a quick [...]
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Sick before the race? How to save your big day
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The Muse Mind Hack for Positive Distraction
How to Get Positively Distracted with The Muse Mind Hack
Find your distraction when you need it I’m excited to teach you how to use a visualized Muse character as a mind hack. I use this tool whenever I [...]
The Guide Mind Hack for Focus
How to Get Focused with The Guide Mind Hack
Find your focus when you need it I’m excited to teach you how to use a visualized Guide character as a mind hack. I use this tool whenever I need to [...]
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How to send in the Bouncer as a mind hack
Dealing with the worst of uninvited guests: your Inner Critic I’m excited to teach you how to use a visualized Bouncer character as a mind hack. [...]
Overcome Getting Bored in Running
Bored in your running? 9 ways to get inspired
When you’re bored and stagnating in your running For runners who are always stimulated and excited about running–every single day, this [...]
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Running Sucks? Here are 3 ways to overcome
For those times when running sucks, but you want to overcome the suck I love to run, but sometimes it sucks and I hate it. Usually, the suck is merely a [...]
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Energize: 9 Ways to Inspire Your Long Runs
It’s tough to stay energized during long runs, especially when alone. What do I do for inspiration? Over the years, I’ve experimented with many [...]
How to think like a coach: race season planning
How do you plan a race season to perform at your peak, have fun and avoid burning out or overtraining? In 20+ years of endurance sports, spanning [...]
Efficient Running Tips: Relax to go hard in intense workouts!
The counterintuitive approach of relaxing your way through intense, hard efforts Sometimes you’ve got to relax to go hard, especially during intense [...]

Cadence Drills

Using the proper cadence, or the tempo of the feet being pulled off the ground, is a key component of efficient running. The Pose Method®, Chi Running® and other schools of thought in the efficient running movement all call for a minimum cadence of around 180 beats per minute (or 90 L + R cycles).

In this video, I explain the concept and demonstrate drills to help you develop the feel and correct tempo. If you focus on the pull instead of the landing, it reinforces the correct pulling perception required in efficient running and taught in the Pose Method®. Note: 180 bpm is the minimum. Faster is ok and is a product of your angle of fall.

These drills require a metronome, which you can find easily as a free smartphone app.

Want to dive deeper into efficient running studies? Check out my book and book a session with your local Pose Method® Coach.

Mind Training Tips

To run safely and injury-free, it is hugely important to learn to organize your body properly. The next level is to learn to organize your mind. Most noteworthy, this means developing awareness skills, recognizing the times when your Inner Critic is trying to own you, and leveraging your Inner Coach’s voice in a supportive role, just like your favorite coach is running beside you. I teach these tools and much more in my book.

Efficient Running Tips

I wish you the best on your journey to improve your running!

— Coach Jeff

Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular weekly newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Grant is the author of "Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice". Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular weekly newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.
Efficient Running Tips: Cadence Drills
Jeff Grant Coaching Running Technique
Efficient running: Top Tips to try today
Learning efficient running from the best I’ve received over 100K Youtube views across these efficient running tips videos and some great feedback [...]

Learning to Fall or Lean Correctly

An important aspect in common with The Pose Method®, Chi Running® and other schools of thought in the efficient running movement is that we want to work in harmony with gravity, to enable a fall forwards as opposed to a push-off, front leg extension and braking heel-strike landing.

How hard can it be to fall, right? While this seems like an easy answer, it’s actually quite easy to set yourself up for an inefficient fall. The most common problem is leaning from your head. That is, driving the head and sometimes chest forwards, at the expense of the rest of your body position.

In this video, I explain the concept and demonstrate drills to help you develop the feel and correct leaning or falling position.

Want to dive deeper into efficient running studies? Visit my summary article, check out my book, or book a course with your local Pose Method Coach. Don’t forget to sign-up for my free newsletter and receive an article highlighting the top errors to avoid when transitioning your running technique, as well as a few sample chapters from my books.

Tip: Don’t transition too quickly to a minimalist shoe if you’ve been running in thick heel shoes. Take your time and work your way down.

Mind Training Tips for Efficient Running

To run safely and injury-free, it is hugely important to learn to organize your body properly. The next level is to learn to organize your mind. Most noteworthy, this means developing awareness skills, recognizing the times when your Inner Critic is trying to own you, and leveraging your Inner Coach’s voice in a supportive role, just like your favorite coach is running beside you. I teach these tools and much more in my book.

Coach Jeff Grant in Running Technique article on Falling

I wish you the best on your journey to improve your running!

— Coach Jeff

Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular weekly newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.

 

Jeff Grant is the author of "Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice". Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular weekly newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.
Efficient Running Tips: How to Fall (or Lean) from the Hips

Learning to Land Correctly: Foot Position

On the Toes? Forefoot? Midfoot? Heel then toe? Toe then heel? Toe only? How am I supposed to land??? What is the best landing position for the foot in efficient running?

The “how” in that inevitable contact of the foot with the ground is a key component of efficient running.The Pose Method®, Chi Running® and other schools of thought in the efficient running movement use varying descriptions of a non-heel first landing. What’s important is that a heel first landing equals shock + friction and a braking action. Let’s take the brakes off and get you to an efficient landing position.

In this video, I explain the concept and demonstrate drills to help you develop the feel and desired landing position.

Mind Training Tips for Efficient Running

To run safely and injury-free, it is hugely important to learn to organize your body properly. The next level is to learn to organize your mind. Most noteworthy, this means developing awareness skills, recognizing the times when your Inner Critic is trying to own you, and leveraging your Inner Coach’s voice in a supportive role, just like your favorite coach is running beside you. I teach these tools and much more in my book.

Coach Jeff Grant in Running Technique article on Foot Landing Position

I wish you the best on your journey to improve your running!

— Coach Jeff

Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular weekly newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.

Jeff Grant is the author of "Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice". Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular weekly newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.
Efficient Running Tips: Foot Landing Position
Coach Jeff Grant on Wellness Force Radio with Unique Running Tips
Unique running tips: training emotions: podcast interview
A coach’s discussion to benefit runners I have huge respect for Josh Trent‘s Wellness Force Radio. I was honored to be interviewed for this [...]