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For episode 11, Paul Mackinnon AKA The Balanced Runner joins Dusty for a chat about running, running technique but also to share his journey (and a Michael Phelps anecdote).
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Episode Eleven: Paul Mackinnon
November 22, 2021
Paul Mackinnon is a run technique and gait training specialist, specialising in performance and injury prevention. We dive into some of the common fears that people have around running and how to overcome them.
A former professional hockey player, he shares some hilarious tales from his time travelling the world playing hockey in Europe and sneaking into Olympic Villages.
You can check out what Paul does best by visiting his website The Balanced Runner or his instagram @thebalancedrunner
– This episode was recorded at Backlot Studios Melbourne. Check em out for all your audio recording and production needs @the_backlot_studios
Check out more articles, podcast appearances and running technique tips:
I have been lucky enough to work with Galen Rupp a few times over the past year as he looked to get back to his best for the marathon, find out some of the key learnings.
I’ve been working with Brett Robinson for a little while now and a few weeks ago in the lead up to the Fukuoka Marathon we recorded the session to give some insight into Brett’s focus.
This is just a very short breakdown of the form of the Ingebrigtsen brothers while they jog together.
Paul has been working with both Brett and Joel over the past couple of years to improve their technique and their performance, so the boys invited him on to one of the Question & Answer episodes of the Podcast.
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.
There are many common misconceptions around running and running technique. We are here to break down some common ones. Do drills, strength work and activation help your running technique?
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.
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.
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’!
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.
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.
Watch the Triathlon Victoria Performance Centre series, where Paul joined a host of other high-level coaches to discuss various aspects of performance running.
Find out why all runners should listen to their feet and their ground contact when running on a wet or loose surface.
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