Mindful running resources

Learn to run with a new perspective

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a regular running route as part of your routine. After a while it becomes very familiar. You know the gradients where you may need to increase your effort. You know the flats and the descents and how you like to run those. There’s no problem with having … Read more

Running with motivation, intention and attention

The beginning of the new year is a favourite time to set ourselves new goals for the months ahead. Often top of the list is some form of exercise regime. If running is on your list, it may be that you want to start for the first time, make it a more consistent habit or … Read more

Hill reps and how to run them mindfully

Hill reps are a great addition to your training to help build strength and endurance, as well as speed over shorter distances. Where can a mindful approach to our running help maximise the benefits of a hill rep session? It’s all about cultivating relaxation. What is a hill repeat? As the name suggests, a hill … Read more

Facing anxiety when running

What can mindfulness offer when we find worry and negativity taking over our run? (This article was first pubished in the August 2019 issue of Women’s Running) The 10k race is underway. You’re in the zone and feeling optimistic that you will break the elusive 60-minute barrier! That soon fades at the 6K mark when … Read more

What is mindful running?

At RUN:ZEN we offer a variety of workshops and events that teach mindful running. When people are signing up, there are often two questions they are curious about having answered. First, ‘What does mindful running actually mean?’ and second, ‘Why might I find it useful?’ So, we’d like to start to unpack mindful running for … Read more

Stuart McLeod running hill reps
Man running along a trail
Fort Luton - Cesare
Stuart running in Kent.May 2020