Tis book is my attempt to fll this gap and present an integrated anduniorm approach to running technique that can be systematically taught by instructors and coaches around the world. Te conceptsthat orm the basis o the Pose Method o Running derive not only rom scientifc principles, but also rom observation, intuition andmore than 20 years o working with runners at all ability levels.I proceeded rom the simple assumption that running, like any otherhuman movement, must have a “best way” to be done. o fnd that“best way”, I observed both humans and animals in their runningand tried to identiy the scientifc principles at work in the matter o orward locomotion.Having identifed those principles, I then attempted to develop asystem o human movement that would derive the maximum beneftrom orces that exist in nature. It was my belie that this movement,while accomplishing essentially mechanical tasks, would be as artis-tic and refned as the movements that characterize ice-skating, balletor gymnastics.o my mind, this search or a “best way” to run was an urgent call-ing. I, in act, I could design a curriculum that would allow individ-uals to run injury ree, with better perormance and, most impor-tantly, more pleasure in their pursuit, I would have done a service tocountless athletes.Tus, I present this book as a system that will beneft both runnersand their coaches. It is based on the combination o scientifc rea-soning and simple common sense. As such, the proo o the systemwill not come rom strict scientifc data, but the success o its repeat-ed application over and over again.