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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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The Search for the Perfect Running Stride

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Oct 14th, 2015, 14 comments

The Search for the Perfect Running Stride

I'll be the first to admit… I'd love to have the perfect running stride. Is there really a perfect stride?

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How to Focus Your Body and Relax Your Mind

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 1st, 2015, 3 comments

How to Focus Your Body and Relax Your Mind

"Focused spaciousness"… Katherine coined this phrase years ago when she was describing the state of mind she experiences when she applies the ChiRunning and ChiWalking focuses to her movement. You might think she was talking about focusing her mind while relaxing her body. But, what if you switch the words in the phrase to mean the inverse: focusing your body and relaxing your mind.

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Chi Traveling

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jul 21st, 2015, 4 comments

Chi Traveling

Whether I'm doing ChiRunning, ChiWalking or my everyday ChiLiving, the one thing that never changes is that I'm in my body. It's where I do my most important work… my deeper study. It's my school. My current course of study is to be present as I encounter the world in each moment.

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3 Areas All Beginning Runners Need to Focus On

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jun 24th, 2015, 6 comments

3 Areas All Beginning Runners Need to Focus On

New to running? Getting back to it after taking the winter off? To start a running program, with the least risk of injury and the highest potential for success, we suggestion the ChiWalk-Run Program to get you started running safely and enjoyably.For those of you who haven't tried a walk/run program, it is basically a series of brief runs interrupted by short walking breaks.

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3 Great Ways to GAIN Energy as You Run

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jun 16th, 2015, 9 comments

3 Great Ways to GAIN Energy as You Run

Have you ever spent the day hiking in Nature and come back feeling alive and refreshed… even though your body is pleasantly tired? Or, felt really great after seeing a close friend? Or refreshed after a good night's sleep? All of these are examples of the movement of chi in your direction. It's the most basic definition of nourishment… to gather chi.

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Running is Easier Than You Think

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed May 27th, 2015, 6 comments

Running is Easier Than You Think

In the title of the ChiRunning® book we make the promise of, "Effortless, Injury-free Running." The less effort, the less injury! The more I teach, the more I can get people to use less effort while running. Our clients are experiencing running without the normal feeling of pushing or pulling or straining to move their body forward. As with any change in your movement patterns, it takes some effort up front to get to that place of relaxation on your own… But the feeling of effortlessness is worth it!

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Improve Your Running 10 Ways with One Simple Focus

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed May 13th, 2015, 12 comments

Improve Your Running 10 Ways with One Simple Focus

I admit it. I'm an efficiency nut. I'm always trying to come up with simple acts I can do that will create the biggest results. Here's one that came to me last week while teaching a group of ChiRunning Instructor candidates. It's so simple it's crazy. But, the number of things it accomplishes is remarkable.

"Lift at the crown of your head"
There is probably no ChiRunning focus I mention more than this. And, it's one of the first focuses every ChiRunner learns.

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Running Shouldn’t be Taxing

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Apr 14th, 2015, 2 comments

Running Shouldn’t be Taxing

I've always loved using ChiRunning and ChiWalking as metaphors for Life. So, since it's TAX WEEK I want to play with the financial metaphors that these two practices bring up.

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A Chi Running Love Letter

You may not remember me from your workshop in Austin. I was the older woman who struggled behind everyone else and spent much of the afternoon weeping.

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