COMPANION

Running

Books

  • The Art of Running by Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields.[1]
  • Master the Art of Running by Malcolm Balk, Andrew Shields.[2]

Articles

  • ‘Style in walking and running – A re-education problem’ by Paul Collins; on the importance of ‘giving consent’, as a basis for the re-education of running.[3]
  • ‘Running and the Alexander Technique’ by Malcolm Balk; on the importance of establishing ‘basics’ in runners, such as improving awareness of misuse, establishing a pattern of good use, clarifying conception, etc.[4]
  • ‘Out of the chair – An Alexander teacher on the run’ by Malcolm Balk argues that running with good use is not only an enjoyable and beneficial form of exercise, but a powerful and useful procedure in the repertoire of any teacher of the Technique.[5]
  • ‘Letting yourself run’ by Torsten Konrad looks at running from the perspective of gravity and support.[6]
  • ‘What the biarticular muscles can tell us about running’ by Lawrence Smith points out that the biarticular leg muscles do nothing to generate movement, but distribute power. The author considers the jump, the feet, the arms, in running.[7]
  • ‘Still running: Balk, barefoot and beyond’ considers shoe design and Malcolm Balk’s approach to running.[8]
  • ‘We are evolved to run. . .’ by Robin John Simmons; a brief report on a workshop on running presented by Robin Simmons and Malcolm Balk at the 2015 Congress.[9]
  • ‘Natural running’ by John Woodward; on looking at running from a bottom-up (not top-down) perspective, barefoot, with some explorations of the various phases of the natural stride.[10]
  • ‘Why using your eyes properly is good for head poise and running speed’ by Sean Carey considers the head balance of athletes, in particular Jessica Ennis-Hill.[11]

See also Fitness, Paul Collins.

References

[1] The Art of Running by Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields (Ashgrove Publishing, 2000).
[2] Master the Art of Running by Malcolm Balk, Andrew Shields (Collins & Brown, 2006).
[3] ‘Style in walking and running – A re-education problem’ by Paul Collins in The Alexander Review vol. 1, no. 2. (Centerline Press, 1986), pp. 30–34.
[4] ‘Running and the Alexander Technique’ by Malcolm Balk in The Congress Papers 1991, A Spirit of Learning Together edited by Jeremy Chance (Direction, 1992), pp. 59–60.
[5] ‘Out of the chair – An Alexander teacher on the run’ by Malcolm Balk in The Alexander Journal no. 18 edited by Francesca Greenoak (STAT, 2002), pp. 30–34.
[6] ‘Letting yourself run’ by Torsten Konrad in The Congress Papers 2008, From Generation to Generation Vol. 2 edited by Jean M. O. Fischer (STATBooks, 2009), pp. 21–23.
[7] ‘What the biarticular muscles can tell us about running’ by Lawrence Smith in The Congress Papers 2011, Learning from Each Other edited by Siriol Jones, (STAT Books, 2012), pp. 357–67.
[8] ‘Still running: Balk, barefoot and beyond’ (no author) in Direction vol. 3, no. 9 edited by Paul Cook (Direction Journal, 2015), pp. 6–10.
[9] ‘We are evolved to run. . .’ by Robin John Simmons in The Congress Papers 2015, Empowering Humanity, Inspiring Science edited by Rachel Gering-Hasthorpe (STAT Books, 2016), pp. 206–08.
[10] ‘Natural running’ by John Woodward in The Congress Papers 2015, Empowering Humanity, Inspiring Science edited by Rachel Gering-Hasthorpe (STAT Books, 2016), pp. 220–27.
[11] ‘Why using your eyes properly is good for head poise and running speed’ by Sean Carey in STATNews vol. 9, no. 5 edited by Jamie McDowell (STAT, September 2016), pp. 15–16.
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