The Body Awake
About This Show
The Body Awake is a podcast for people interested in health and the human body, and in having a conversation beyond the body as merely a machine.
It's about what we're made of, how we move, how illness, injury and healing happen, and what we can do with that information to live better lives.
Most Recent Episode
Training to Run 50K, and Reflections for Teaching — Ep 16
6 days ago
Here's the breakdown for my first, signed-up-on-a-whim 50 kilometer mountain run training plan: *** This should be fun. (If it's not, it's time to modify accordingly.) *** *** I want this to increase my overall vitality, mobility, strength and tissue hydration. (Decreasing some or all of those is a common strategy, however unknowingly employed, on service of achieving training goals.) *** 1. Train to run in a way where force translates the easiest way possible through my hips. (This is a deep, deep world for me, relevant and apparent in weightlifting, downward dog, tango, capoeira, running, sitting, meditation, to name a few.) 2. Via these "training regimes" — all subject to change: capoeira (twice a week), some kind of structured partner dance (once a week), strength training (1 - 4 times a week, depending on my energy levels), yoga (daily), and running twice a week: one hill interval, metabolic conditioning type run; and one longer run. 3. Continue to noodle around, beyond everything above, as per my interest level. 4. When running: run-walk cycling as per what feels like elastic capacity of my tissues. When I feel like I'm starting to thud, or losing my resilient form, I'll walk til I regain it. I am really curious to see how this training philosophy plays out in such an athletic environment! I'll keep you posted :) Thanks for being here, LB