This morning I was chatting with a friend who ran the Blackall 50km in gruelling hot conditions on the weekend.
Before the race I suggested him to go back to "running form" any time his mind started to wonder, or anything external (heat, climbs, ..) bothered him, or simply if he started to feel tired, slow, unmotivated. As it always happens.
He thanked me this morning.
When you concentrate on your running form, you bring your attention back to your body. Pay attention to your posture, the rhythm of your breath, and the cadence of your steps. Feel the earth beneath your feet and the subtle shifts in your muscles as they work in harmony to propel you forward.
By staying present in your body through running form, you become one with your run. The mind-chatter fades, the world blurs around the edges, and you enter the magical realm of flow. It's a place where each step feels effortless, and you're in complete harmony with your surroundings.