Articles, podcast appearances and running technique tips

See all of the latest from the Balanced Runner including interviews and podcasts featuring Paul, video appearances, feature articles and running technique tips.

Running Technique Coaching vs Strength & Conditioning

Running Technique Coaching vs Strength & Conditioning

If you have followed Paul for a while, you will know that he likes to have a bit of fun at the expense of the idea of a strength program improving your running technique. In this discussion with Exercise Scientist Nick Jankovskis we take the chance to explore where strength training does improve running and where it does not.

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An example of Stride & Cadence with Paul Chelimo and Luis Orta

An example of Stride & Cadence with Paul Chelimo and Luis Orta

I saw this video recently and thought it was a great opportunity to highlight the difference movement can make to running at top speed.
If you’ve been following for a while you’ll know I don’t use cadence as a cue, but it is a good indicator. In this case Paul Chelimo is 204 and Luis Orta is 240.

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Timing of your movement when running

Timing of your movement when running

The timing of your movement is critical when running. This article outlines how to think about this and the affect it can have on injury. Running in time on your left and right side is a vital aspect of becoming a balanced runner.

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Paul joins the Effortless Swimming Podcast

Paul joins the Effortless Swimming Podcast

Paul and Brenton connected a little while ago over the similarities of their methodology and disruption of technique coaching, hence Brenton’s name for this podcast is ‘The Effortless Swimming of Running’, or as we might call it, Paul joined ‘The Balanced Runner of Swimming’!

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How do you hold your shoulders when running?

How do you hold your shoulders when running?

How do you hold your shoulders when you are running? In this summary, we outline the common issues with tension in shoulders that many runners exhibit and how to switch off or open up your shoulders and the impact it can have.

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How Do You Identify Your Running Technique?

How Do You Identify Your Running Technique?

A lot of people don’t take the time to be fully aware of what their body is doing while they are running. This article explains how to work through each part of your body and feel what is doing while you are running, and how to feel your own movement pattern.

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The Inside Running Podcast Featuring Paul Mackinnon

The Inside Running Podcast Featuring Paul Mackinnon

The Inside Running Podcast Featuring Paul Mackinnon Article | 28/1/2020 | Category: PodcastAfter working with Julian Spence on his technique over the last few months, Paul joins him for a chat about running, life and his philosophy of running technique coaching. The...

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Who Taught You to Run? With METS Performance Consulting

Who Taught You to Run? With METS Performance Consulting

Who Taught You to Run? With METS Performance ConsultingPaul joins the team from METS Performance Consulting on the Physiology Secrets podcast to discuss running technique and the potential impact it has on performance for all athletes.Have you ever stopped to think...

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Triathlon Taren Podcast Interview

Triathlon Taren Podcast Interview

Triathlon Taren Podcast InterviewPaul  joined Triathlon Taren for a video based session to review his technique and then an interview on his Podcast. You can listen below and check out more of Taren’s work at https://mymottiv.com/ or on YouTube at...

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Runner Chats with Paul Mackinnon

Runner Chats with Paul Mackinnon

Runner Chats with Paul Mackinnon A laid back chat about life and running with Pete and Nathan from Runner Chats. Ranging from everything from hockey to Run the Bay Relay and a little bit of technique. Check out the podcast below or the rest of their great work...

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Zero to Half-Marathon in 4 Months

Zero to Half-Marathon in 4 Months

Zero to Half-Marathon in 4 Months This article was first featured in Men’s Fitness Magazine.Paul MacKinnon, aka the balanced runner, gives us some simple tips on how to get from the couch to a half marathon in a few simple montha. Yep, you got time… You’ve set...

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5 Ways to Improve Your 10km Time

5 Ways to Improve Your 10km Time

5 Ways to Improve Your 10km Time This article was originally featured in Body + Soul as part of the lead up to Run Melbourne. Check out the article here.To a non-runner, the thought of running 10 kilometres is pretty daunting. But with the right program you can work...

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