March 2009 Blog Archive - Chi Running

lovely morning

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Thu Mar 19th, 2009, 1 comments

hey folks. went running this morning. it was a lovely day, and I was glad I went. It was also a bit rough, but I added a good hill and still managed about 3 miles in 33 minutes, so I felt okay about it! Danny wrote a pretty important article awhile ago about running hills. [...]

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a bit rough

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Tue Mar 17th, 2009, 2 comments

… so while most of Asheville was gearing up for St. Patty’s Day celebration by drinking green-tinted beer, I went for a run with Brynn. I have one word: Rough. Don’t ever stop running. I am totally motivated now to not take such a long ‘break’ from running. I could totally feel it today, and [...]

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The Metronome: Best Training Tool Ever

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Mar 16th, 2009, 7 comments

I was out running with my dog this morning. And, as I ran along with my trusty metronome beeping away I was inspired to pass on my enthusiasm for this little instrument. I’ve been running with a metronome for about eleven years now and I can’t think of a better tool for practicing and learning [...]

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Video Blog: Core Strengthening Exercises with Danny Dreyer

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sat Mar 14th, 2009, 3 comments

Part 1 of 5: The Bridge embedded by Embedded Video

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Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Thu Mar 12th, 2009, 2 comments

I have been neglecting this blog and I have been neglecting running. Tsk, tsk. I won’t even try to come up with excuses, though I want desperately to describe for you everything else that has been occupying my time… I think that those of you hard core runners will have no sympathy. Also, I won’t [...]

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Training Program for a 10K Trail Race

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Mar 11th, 2009, 0 comments

In preparation for the 10K trail race I plan to run in August, I’ve started my race-specific training by doing hill intervals on the trails above my house. I have a half mile loop that is just about exactly half uphill and half downhill. I began with six repeats of this loop with no rest [...]

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i’m runnin’ in the rain

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sun Mar 1st, 2009, 2 comments

it’s been rainy and overcast for several days in Asheville. I woke up this morning thinking of Gene Kelly singing ‘Singin’ in the Rain!’ and so, I think it’s an appropriate song to adapt to running. What do you think? I’m [running] in the rain Just [running] in the rain What a glorious feelin’ I’m [...]

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Not your average 10K

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Mar 1st, 2009, 1 comments

I was out trail running with my friend Bart Smith today, and when I mentioned that I was looking for a race to train for, he told me about the USATF National 10K Trail Championships which are being held this year in North Carolina (where I live). It seems odd, but I’ve raced every distance [...]

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