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Chi Walking practice can help with your Chi Running and plantar fasciitis

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Fri Feb 12th, 2010, 13 comments

I was working with a client this morning who has had a little flare up of the dreaded plantar fasciitis. We practiced running will soft feet, landing midfoot, circular foot motion and hip rotation. In order to prevent a flare up of PF, it’s really helpful to focus on not pushing off with your toes, [...]

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Running to Preserve the Heart of Life

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 10th, 2010, 0 comments

Throughout ancient and modern history the heart served as a symbol of life, love and healing. We keep this tradition alive every February 14th by the giving of Valentines and other heart shaped gifts and treats. In just this past century, the heart is now our most afflicted vital organ. Heart Disease is the number ...

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In The Running: My Super Bowl Story

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Tue Feb 9th, 2010, 1 comments

On Super Bowl Sunday I ran in a 7 mile race, aptly called the Super Bowl Run. It’s a unique and fun race, with staggered start times and individual handicaps. Part of the fun is all the pre-race begging and complaining and bribery that goes on when runners receive their handicaps, which are not revealed [...]

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Chi Running Recommendations for Minimal Shoes

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Feb 7th, 2010, 74 comments

In response to all the current interest in barefoot running (spurred on by Chris McDougall’s Born to Run book and the recent study published in the journal Nature by Dr. Daniel Lieberman, suggesting that barefoot or minimal-shoe running creates less impact on your legs) I’ve come up with a list of recommended shoes to try [...]

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Should We Be Running Barefoot?

Posted by David Stretanski on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010, 5 comments

Recently there has been a lot of discussion on the concept of running barefoot. There are some purists who suggest we should all be running barefoot, period. Personally, I don’t care for the word ‘should’ in any context. It implies someone else telling us what to do or be, when we all have to decide [...]

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Good Running Form in Bare Feet

Posted by Laura Houston on Mon Feb 1st, 2010, 0 comments

A few days ago, my boss forwarded a Nature magazine article to me that he thought I’d be interested in.  Thinking it was about something we were working on, much to my pleasure, I found it was an article by Daniel Leiberman et al regarding barefoot running. By now, most of you have probably read [...]

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Running from my Core

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Fri Jan 29th, 2010, 2 comments

Its week 13 of marathon training and I have managed to keep up with the marathon training plan more or less.  I’m not quite where I should be in terms of the length of my longer runs due to other demands on my time and as the long run is the most important part of marathon training, [...]

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Chi Running: The Closest Thing to Barefoot Running without Ditching your Shoes

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jan 28th, 2010, 0 comments

Once again, the midfoot strike, barefoot running, and the diabolic results of over-built shoes and heel striking hit the news in a significant way on January 27th, 2010 when a Harvard University study about barefoot running was released. Not surprisingly, Chi Running is in alignment with the results. Daniel Leiberman, Ph.D., Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology ...

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Chi Running’s perspective on Harvard barefoot study

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jan 28th, 2010, 13 comments

Since Chris McDougall’s book, Born to Run came out, there has been an increasing amount of press coverage around the question of running technique in general and especially with respect to barefoot running. Well, this week the discussion jumped to a new level when Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, [...]

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LA Times article from 2004 - Humans are Born to Run

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jan 20th, 2010, 0 comments

The following is an article that was in the LA Times in 2004.In Evolutionary Race, Humans Went the Extra Mile, Study SaysBy Robert Lee HotzTimes Staff Writer November 18, 2004 Humanity was born to run. More than by brain size or tool-making ability, the human species was set apart from its ancestors by the ability ...

 

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