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This Is Your Brain on Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jul 19th, 2016, 2 comments

This Is Your Brain on Running

Ready, set, go!

Did you know that your brain benefits from your run before you even begin running? Yep. While the physical benefits of running are often talked about, the mental benefits are just as impressive. At ChiRunning, we often discuss the integration of running with your mind, body and spirit. Today, we’ll be looking at the “mind” in running, and what your brain experiences during each and every step.

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Run Faster Today with 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jul 12th, 2016, 2 comments

Run Faster Today with 4 Easy Steps

I can't tell you how many people come to ChiRunning workshops and tell me that all they want to do is get a little faster. This isn't just your average college hot shot. These are 45, 55 and even 65-year-old recreational runners. Most of them feel that no matter what they do, they don't seem to ever get any faster.

I was thinking about this when I was out on my run this morning and I came up with four things you can do to start getting faster today.

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Expensive Running Shoes are Not Better, Study Shows

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jun 1st, 2016, 5 comments

Expensive Running Shoes are Not Better, Study Shows

The topic of shoes is always a hot topic and I just read about a study that adds even more fuel to the fire. Here's a very interesting study done by the good folks at http://www.runrepeat.com The t.itle itself is even guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows: Expensive Running Shoes Are Not Better Than More Affordable Running Shoes (Study).

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10 Things to Do Before and After Your Runs to Shorten Recovery Time

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue May 17th, 2016, 9 comments

10 Things to Do Before and After Your Runs to Shorten Recovery Time

How many times have you gone out for a run and felt like your legs were made of concrete, or worse? Well, let me clue you in on a little secret. They might not feel so bad from something you did as from something that you didn't do. Many people don't realize that it's important to treat your legs well during the time between runs in order to optimize the enjoyment of your workouts.

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Get energized and enjoy a great race day with the proven Chi way

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu May 5th, 2016, 1 comments

Get energized and enjoy a great race day with the proven Chi way

At ChiRunning, we follow a simple mantra: focus your mind, strengthen your core, run like the wind.  This is more than just a way to run our best; it is a way of life.  And, it should be the entire focus of race day logistics.

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Boost Your Training with Mindful Eating

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Apr 21st, 2016, 1 comments

Boost Your Training with Mindful Eating

It’s important to apply mindfulness principles widely to your life. But you’ll experience possibly the best mindfulness effects if you make an effort to eat mindfully.

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Four Core Strengthening Exercises to Improve Your Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Apr 5th, 2016, 5 comments

Four Core Strengthening Exercises to Improve Your Running

Ensure that your running is healthy, proper and free of injury with these essential stretches. We even laid them out pre and post run, so you can make sure you have a stress free (and injury free) run!

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Chi Running into Springtime with Good Technique

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Mar 14th, 2016, 2 comments

Chi Running into Springtime with Good Technique

I've been training a bit more this spring; a few days of running, as well as cycling, and some circuit training work on the trails. Not to mention plenty of gardening and working in the yard! All of this movement has made me remember what the pain-free Chi Running and Chi Walking techniques have taught me about how to move my body.  Read more...

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The Importance of Varying Workouts: Adding Spice to Your Running Life

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Feb 26th, 2016, 2 comments

The Importance of Varying Workouts: Adding Spice to Your Running Life

Have you ever hit a place in your running where your program feels a bit stale…even boring? This is a common problem for many runners, and while it’s more than just an issue of “boredom” it can affect your progress and stamina as a runner.

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5 Reasons to Avoid HIIT Treadmill Workouts

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Feb 5th, 2016, 8 comments

5 Reasons to Avoid HIIT Treadmill Workouts

Running doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can actually be very relaxing. We at Chi Running believe that running doesn’t have to always be intense, it can be rejuvenating while also reaping the same health benefits of an intense workout.

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I picked up your book 2 months ago. My wife saw you on CNN. I stopped running 15 years ago due to tendonitis in my left leg. 

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