Mumbai Marathon has always been the place where we see the running spirit of mankind comes in all its form & from all across the globe. We see lots of foreigner & in surprise out of past 10 years winners – 6 times the reward is taken by Kenya people & details of 4 people is not available on Wikipedia!
Coming to the point, why is it possible that a person from Kenya can win consistently & we Indians cannot even come close to the brim; take a close look at the records, Indians are at 4th all the time!
On a deeper analysis, we come to know that the movement, awareness of Kenyan runners in Mumbai Marathon is on top of all.
Following article give a lot of insight of balanced physio lifestyle :-
“I think Kenyans are very much in tune with their bodies, they’re in tune with movement, in tune with the ground.
Some of them become very very sensitive and know the limits of their body, they know it instinctively.” Brother Colm O’Connell – running coach.
At Balance we’ve long been encouraging clients to place their attention on good movement, to invest time improving body awareness. This message has often fallen on deaf ears – those who feel they are already “good performers” often believe that pain free and back to full training means the task is complete and effective performance is secure. Equally those who have no desire to “perform”, who have over time become completely UNaware of themselves can’t see the importance of competent and mindful movement to their “simple” goal of health and injury recovery. We persevere.
However it does appear that the message is slowly becoming more mainstream, resilience is a term more widely used and applied in a variety of context.
Video intros like the one above are great but there is a subtle suggestion that awareness and “feel” are a genetic “gift”. We don’t believe that’s true.
Its not about changing the way you move its about knowing how YOU move. THEN you will know the limits and capabilities you have, on any given day.
So, what are you guys waiting for!
Go out there and know yourself, know your bodies response to running.