Mindful Running (Paperback)

How Meditative Running can Improve Performance and Make you a Happier, More Fulfilled Person

By Mackenzie L. Havey

Bloomsbury Sport, 9781472944863, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

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Written by a highly respected fitness journalist, Mindful Running offers an engaging guide to how mindfulness can both optimize your runs and improve general health and well-being.

Mindful Running brings together scientific research, expert analysis, and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body, and surroundings in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional, and physical health.

By applying mental fitness training to your running regime, you tap into a powerful mind-body connection that not only optimizes sporting performance, but also boosts happiness both on and off the running trails.

Devised with both the competitive and everyday runner in mind, Mackenzie L. Havey introduces an innovative, approachable, and authoritative guide designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration, and improve endurance. Not only does this have the potential to translate into better running, it can also play a role in training you to endure life's challenges with greater ease and find joy in all things big and small. Mindful Running is a total body and mind fitness regime.

About the Author

Mackenzie L. Havey writes about endurance sports, mind/body health and wellness, and adventure travel. Her work has appeared in Runner's World, SELF, Triathlete, TheAtlantic.com, ESPN.com, OutsideOnline.com, and elsewhere. In addition to completing 14 marathons and an Ironman triathlon, she is a USA Track & Field-certified coach, an instructor in the Physical Activity Program in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, and has completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She studied English at the College of St. Benedict and has a master's in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport and exercise psychology from the University of Minnesota. She lives with her husband, daughter, and Vizsla pup in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For Mindful Running: How Meditative Running can Improve Performance and Make you a Happier, More Fulfilled Person

"A must-read for anyone looking to improve performance and add richer meaning to the sport, activity, and art of running." - Dean Karnazes, ultra-marathoner and New York Times bestselling author

"Mindful Running is the bridge to using your body, mind, and surroundings to get the most out of your running." - Deena Kastor, Olympic medalist and US marathon and half-marathon record holder

"In this age of distraction, we would all benefit from being more present more often. Mackenzie L. Havey shows how and why to achieve this goal in your running, and how that practice can benefit you in your non-running hours." - Scott Douglas, RUNNER'S WORLD contributing editor

"From the very first page I was hooked. I loved this book." - Terry Pearson, leading mindfulness instructor

"If you have a thirst for knowledge of all-things-running, this is the book for you." - Outdoor Fitness

Running Book of the Year 2017 shortlist - Running Awards

"A great read for anyone who, like us, struggles to fit running in around work and life, by explaining the benefits of taking the time out and running more mindfully, which has a great, positive impact on all areas of your life." - Run Deep Magazine

"Best for: Everyone who likes to run, whatever their level." - Health and Fitness