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 at runnerchatspodcast.com.
“This week we chat with the Balanced Runner, Paul Mackinnon. From his elite hockey days, to how he got into running and how he views the importance of running technique; this is a jam-packed episode with plenty of laughs.”
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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.
The Dusty Allen show is borne on the premise that extraordinary stories are everywhere, you just need to know where to find them. Listen to the chat between Paul and Dusty.
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.
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...
Maximising running technique with the Athlete’s Garage Podcast Article | 20 December 2019 | Category: PodcastThe Athlete’s Garage is a podcast by The Motion Mechanic and Paul joined them in November 2019 to discuss everything about running...
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...
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...
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...
Post from Spoonful of Sarah: The one fix that changed my running life This post is originally from Spoonful of Sarah – The one fix that changed my running life by Sarah HollowayAs you may also know, running is not my exercise of choice both because...
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...