Introducing the Runner’s Academy Course — an online, five-session introduction to mindful running and meditation, based on learnings from the Mindful Athlete Program (MAP). We have set up two meditation pods at our NYC marathon pop-up for you to come and explore the course yourself.
Dr. Mike Spino in conversation with Mario Fraioli, Marissa Stephenson and Knox Robinson about the intersection of running and mindfulness considering its historical roots and future in shaping the modern athlete.
Dr. Mike Spino is a long distance runner, elite coach and author. He was the founding director of Esalen Sports Center where he became an integral member of a group of pioneers in the applied mental training movement. This essay was written in the spring of 1971 when Mike was a undergraduate student of Syracuse University.
As part of our holistic vision for training we want to make meditation available to more runners and active souls in New York and beyond. Our Mindful Athlete Program (MAP) aims to provide an open-minded, non-dogmatic forum of exploration into the relationship between movement and meditation. This manuscript is a discussion between athletes undertaking the program in the Spring Summer 2017 training season.
Germán Silva is a long distance runner who specialized in the marathon. He won the New York City marathon consecutively in 1994 and 1995. Today, Germán is the head coach at La Loma, a high altitude training center in San Luis Potosi.
Rickey Gates is a trail runner and Colorado native. He has achieved some of the fastest known times (FKTs) on trails and races including the Dipsea Trail Race and Mount Marathon. Knox Robinson is the co–founder of Black Roses NYC and prominent road racer. On a frosty October morning in New York City they joined Maya Singer to discuss their relationship to running and meditation.
Maya Singer is a writer and long distance runner. In 2015 Singer wrote a collection of essays about long distance running for Vice Magazine. She detailed a relationship to her practice with real talk and clarity that doesn't idealize running but holds it objectively to the light. After a series of discussions about running we invited Maya to discuss her feelings about the female running movement.