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Learn to Love Running Slower

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Jun 28th, 2010, 2 comments

As a distance runner and student of running technique, I have had to learn to love running slower.  Last year, when I first started to experiment with running to heart rate, I found that I had to run a lot slower than I was used to in order to keep my heart rate down.  I [...]

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Training for the Asheville Half Marathon

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sun Jun 27th, 2010, 1 comments

Okay, folks. It’s official. Shelly and I will be running the Asheville Half Marathon: 18 Sept 2010. That means in the meantime, we’ll be training! So that means that I’m back to blogging like a real blogger and will be updating more frequently. Fun! We are using the Pain-Free Beginner Half Marathon Training Program to [...]

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The Dipsea Race: A Long Running Affair

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010, 3 comments

I don’t seem to be able to give it up. Every year, on the second Sunday of June I’m full of excitement and trepidation, ready to start running the Dipsea.  It’s been 30 years since I started this affair and there’s no end in sight. The Dipsea race itself just celebrated its 100th running  — [...]

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Sport Psychology and Distance Running and Walking

Posted by Keith McConnell on Tue Jun 15th, 2010, 1 comments

“Pizza and Beer, Pizza and Beer”. Not exactly what I expected but these three words were what one of my students came up with when I asked my Eugene Marathon ChiRunning/ChiWalking training group to give me an example of a Positive Affirmation. Well, I suppose for him, it was a positive and playful thought that [...]

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Barefoot Running

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Sun Jun 13th, 2010, 6 comments

There is much debate in the running community about barefoot running these days .  The author of Born to Run, Chris McDougall, a book largely responsible for the increased interest in barefoot running, was in London this week and gave a talk hosted by Terra Plana.  It was interesting to learn that he does not [...]

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Running to a Steady Beat

Posted by Laura Houston on Wed Jun 9th, 2010, 7 comments

Lately I have noticed how much my metronome has been helping my running. I have participated in several races the last few weeks and I usually end up running with someone. Sometimes I remember my metronome and other times I ran without it. If I was running with someone whose cadence was a lot slower [...]

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Running and Working With Gravity

Posted by Laura Houston on Mon May 31st, 2010, 1 comments

Last weekend Certified Instructor Natalie Isaac and I assisted Master Instructor Mary Lindahl at the CRCWIT in Chicago. The three of us met Wednesday night at a restaurant to discuss the next four days and we started talking about how gravity is used to assist in ChiRunning and decrease muscle usage.  A gentleman in the [...]

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Travel Well with Chi Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sat May 29th, 2010, 0 comments

Traveling can be a delightful spice added to your life when you travel for fun and exploration. Travel can also throw you off your schedules and routines if you have to travel often for work. In either case, if traveling for business or for pleasure, Chi Running can help keep you grounded, centered and healthy when ...

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Girls on the Run (Girls on Track!) 5K 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sun May 23rd, 2010, 4 comments

Wow. Where does the time go? I can’t believe that 1 year ago, I was writing about my first GOTR 5K experience, as a Running Buddy to my friend Haylie… Well, yesterday I had the pleasure of getting to run with Haylie again… but this time, Jacqui, her mother-extraordinaire, got to run with us, too! [...]

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Having lots of fun running… the Biltmore 15K

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sat May 22nd, 2010, 1 comments

Hi everyone… How’s your running? I have a an event to report about: Biltmore 15K last weekend, May 16th. The last race of it’s kind (it’s been going on for about 13 years) was held inside the grounds of the beautiful Biltmore Estate here in Asheville. I was on top of my game enough to [...]

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