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Running and Flexibility

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Wed Mar 24th, 2010, 0 comments

Running is not usually known as an aid to flexibility, in fact it is notoriously known for tightening us up: tight hamstrings, tight calves, tight hip flexors and a tight back.  Well the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.  Seven years ago, almost to the day, I bent down to [...]

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Atlanta ING Expo was great—Thank You!

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Mar 21st, 2010, 1 comments

I just returned from a great weekend at the ING Atlanta Marathon Health & Fitness Expo and it was very successful. The weather was warm and sunny and Atlanta was thriving with runners ready to take on the pavement. It’s always inspirational to be surrounded by so many bound and determined individuals. I met one [...]

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Danny’s Top 10 Running Shoe Recommendations

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Mar 21st, 2010, 5 comments

What are the best running shoes for your feet? Minimal, no-nonsense shoes. The shoes listed below perform well for anyone working on their midfoot strike. They’re all minimal, flexible and light-weight. These aren’t the only shoes that are good, but they’re some of the best out there. Shoe companies are continuously designing new shoes and ...

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Running And Racing On My Home Turf

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Mon Mar 15th, 2010, 0 comments

The heat was on this past weekend. The running club that I belong to (Tamalpa Runners) held its monthly club race on my home course on Sunday.  I had no excuse not to enter. The starting line wasn’t even half a mile from my house, I had no other plans for the morning, the course [...]

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Born to Run … But Have We Forgotten How?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Mar 4th, 2010, 0 comments

According to Harvard research scientist Dr. Daniel Lieberman, et al, we are born to run. He's right. Somewhere in our long line of ancestors there was most likely a carnivorous humanoid hunter/gatherer type who got his dinner by persistence hunting, which to this day is still done by certain Kalahari tribesmen (as seen on this ...

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Running a “Half” in Florida – Wind Included.

Posted by Keith McConnell on Wed Mar 3rd, 2010, 0 comments

As part of a recent trip to Florida to visit family and friends, my lady friend and I had scheduled in a Half Marathon run in Melbourne,  just south of Cape Canaveral.  Coming from winter weather in Oregon, we looked forward to a nice change from rainy skies and cool temperatures – running a Half in the [...]

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Winter Running Shoe Tricks

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Feb 23rd, 2010, 11 comments

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in a past blog that my running buddies and I used to screw sheetmetal screws into the bottoms of our running shoes whenever the conditions got especially treacherous. Well, a good friend just sent me a picture of his newly enhanced running shoes and I thought I’d pass it along, so [...]

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Running and Letting Go

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Feb 22nd, 2010, 0 comments

As those of you who have been reading my blog will know, I had hoped to run my first marathon in April this year.  I have been following the ChiRunning Beginner Marathon Program which I was really enjoying but I simply wasn’t able to get in the required long runs due to circumstances beyond my [...]

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Comparison of Harvard Study Results with Chi Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Feb 14th, 2010, 6 comments

Since the release of Dr. Lieberman’s study I’ve had a few requests from folks wanting me to show my test results from a gait analysis I had done at the UVA human performance lab. They’re curious to see how my Ground Reaction Force (GFR) chart compares with the one shown in the Nature video showing [...]

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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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A Chi Running Love Letter

About three weeks ago I had a very strong memory of what it felt like to run when I was 7. The freedom, the exhilaration, the laughter. What happened in the intervening 41 years? 

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