37D – Sciencing My Way Through Ultrarunning

37D
Thinking aloud about some sports science issues as I prepare for my first 50K ultra. What is the optimal focus of attention for a runner and how does it change as you switch from road to trail? How can one best acquire the skill of downhill running? Does it depend on where you look?
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Articles/links:
My training log: https://www.strava.com/athletes/17201121
Race I am doing: http://www.aravaiparunning.com/cave-creek-thriller/
Related blog post with figures: http://perceptionaction.com/37d/
“Look around while running!” Attentional focus effects in inexperienced runners

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Email: robgray@asu.edu

Credits:
The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
Miss Derrinnger – Better Run Away From Me
Trash Ride – Running Around
Mark Lanegan – Saint Louis Elegy