‘The Perfect Run is sure to increase your appreciation and enjoyment on the run, and that’s a big payback’ – Runner’s WorldThe “perfect” run, when you are in a full flow and feeling totally unstoppable, can be elusive, but this practical expert guide, written by a celebrated Runner’s World writer Mackenzie Havey, will ensure you find it time and time again and in the process transform your running performances.At some point in every runner’s career they experience the “perfect” run, when they are in full flow and feel totally unstoppable. Your worries about the day and physical aches and pains melt away. Your body and mind are in complete sync and the run feels effortless. Even still, the path to achieving the perfect run remains mysterious. It often materializes in the unlikeliest of circumstances-in adverse weather or on a day when everything else seems to be going wrong. Conversely, when we try hard to create the right conditions for that perfect run, it often doesn’t come about.In The Perfect Run, Mackenzie L. Havey reveals everyone has the potential to enjoy more joyful and flow-driven running, no matter your experience, pace, or sporting ambitions.This ground-breaking book features insights from elite athletes, neuroscientists, coaches, and everyday runners to provide a road map for how to cultivate the right conditions for the “perfect” run. These ideas will not only help facilitate the potential for more successful running but, more significantly, can also be translated into other areas of your life to help provide a sense of calmness, self-control, and fulfillment far beyond the running trails.
The Perfect Run
At some point in every runners’ career they experience the ‘perfect’ run. If you’re one of the lucky few, it happens on a regular basis. Everything seems to just click. Your worries about the day and physical aches and pains melt away. Your body and mind are in complete sync and the run feels effortless. It is this elusive experience that motivates us to continue running as we chase that feeling again and again. Research shows that not only do runners enjoy running more when they enter that higher-level state known as ‘flow’, they also perform better. Even still, the path to achieving the perfect run remains mysterious. It often materialises in the unlikeliest of circumstances – in adverse weather or on a day when everything else seems to be going wrong. Conversely, when we try hard to create the right conditions for that perfect run, it oftentimes doesn’t come about.