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This Year, Be a Minimalist Walker or Runner….

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jan 7th, 2014, 12 comments

This Year, Be a Minimalist Walker or Runner….

How much extra effort are you exerting now that could be reduced if you spent time practicing good technique? And, watching and listening to your body? What if you held less tension in your body? What if you weren’t toeing off, over-striding or running or walking too upright? What if your breath was deeper and more relaxed and your heart wasn’t pounding so hard? What if you could minimize all the misaligned movement and over-exertion that leaves you wiped out at the end of your workout or injured at the end of the week? Ask yourself what that would feel like?

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Are You Up for the Long Haul?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Oct 30th, 2013, 1 comments

Are You Up for the Long Haul?

Duration, in ChiWalking® terms, means being in the present, moment-by-moment, listening to and responding to your body; a skill we could all use in our everyday lives...

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#7 of 52: The Higher Purpose of the Long Run - Are You Up for It?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Oct 30th, 2013, 8 comments

#7 of 52: The Higher Purpose of the Long Run - Are You Up for It?

Duration, holding an intention and focus over a long period of time, creates an inner substance that cannot be created in any other way...

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The Fast Finish

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Oct 1st, 2013, 6 comments

The Fast Finish

Finishing fast is certainly doable, but you’ll need to reorient your mind to the idea that it’s not about pushing yourself at the end of a race. It’s about training yourself to create the conditions for speed to happen by making an important adjustment to your training habits – progressive pacing.

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#6 of 52 - Healing Running Injuries with the Body’s Wisdom

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 17th, 2013, 6 comments

#6 of 52 - Healing Running Injuries with the Body’s Wisdom

Energy efficiency and injury prevention are the two main goals we encourage all runners and walkers to embrace in their practices of ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®. There are many ways to work towards these goals, but the most important tool of all is Body Sensing...

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Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate – Train with Danny Dreyer, co-founder of ChiRunning

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Sep 16th, 2013, 2 comments

Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate – Train with Danny Dreyer, co-founder of ChiRunning

Running on the Biltmore Estate is a wonderful experience. As a participant, you get to see parts of the estate that are not open to the public. You will run through acres of vineyards with gorgeous views of the mountains of North Carolina, the French Broad River and the unparalleled beauty of the Biltmore Estate. It is a must-see location...

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#5 of 52 - Redefining the “Runner’s High”

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Sep 13th, 2013, 0 comments

#5 of 52 - Redefining the “Runner’s High”

I like to arrive at a runner’s high as a byproduct of running in a technically accurate, yet highly relaxed way; using the optimal blend of mind and body to do only what is required and nothing more...

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The Benefits of the Backward Step

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Sep 4th, 2013, 1 comments

Walking backwards puts you into excellent Chi posture; it gives you the Body Sense of engaging core muscles. It teaches you how short your stride should be while walking or while running in first gear...

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Blog #4 of 52 - Make Relaxation Part of your Training Program

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 3rd, 2013, 1 comments

Blog #4 of 52 - Make Relaxation Part of your Training Program

You can’t run or walk your best or fastest 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon, no matter how strong you are, if you don’t relax. Here's how you can do your best by doing less...

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Blog #3 of 52 – Running in balance when the balance point is always changing

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Aug 27th, 2013, 2 comments

Blog #3 of 52 – Running in balance when the balance point is always changing

There are times when it feels right to push a little; and when I do, I incorporate appropriate amounts of strength and technique to get the job done. But, every action I take and every adjustment I make needs to contain a certain amount of relaxation for the “pushing” to be efficient and not be met with any resistance.

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