Recently, I reviewed the new book Run: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel by Matt Fitzgerald (2010, VeloPress). The main gist of the book is learning how to trust your instincts when running. This book taught me a lot about the importance of tuning into your body and really listening to what it's telling you.
I'm a planner and a scheduler, so I doubt I'll give up my training plans, but the book helped me view my training plains more as a guide rather than the law. It also helped me not feel so bad when I do less or more than my schedule dictates, if it's based on what my body's telling me I can handle.
Matt has generously agreed to participate in a RunnerDude's Blog Ask the Author Contest. For the next week (8/22 - 8/29), email your questions related to the book, Matt's ideas on the whole idea of the mind-body method and running by feel, or just on running/training in general to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put "Ask the Author" in your email's subject line. Also, be sure to include your full name along with your question. All of the submitted questions will be forwarded to Matt. The submitters of the five best questions (selected by Matt) will receive a free copy of Run: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel!
The winning questions will be featured on the blog with Matt's responses!
So, don't delay! Send me your question! Don't forget, the deadline is Sunday, August 29th!