Bernd Heinrich: Why We Run

‘Movement is really the essence of life’

I share quite a few running videos on this blog, mostly technical in nature. This running video however is different and really moved me when I watched it today (thanks to Pete Larson for posting it on Facebook).

Bernd Heinrich is a runner, retired Comparative Physiologist and Professor living in a log cabin in the woods of Western Maine. He has held numerous running records throughout his life and has committed much of his time to the study of the natural world. His passion for running, and movement in general comes across so strongly in the interview.

“Of course I’d ideally like to be a bird, but running is a close second…”

About The Author 

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.


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