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Mindful Monday: Where’s Your Focus?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Sep 15th, 2014, 0 comments

I was out on a long run last weekend and noticed I was feeling sort of listless; not much energy in my legs, and not particularly feeling much fire in my heart. It was like I just found myself out on a run. I not only wasn't sure how I got there, but I wasn't sure if I really wanted to even be running. Having found myself in this situation a few times over the years, I tried to think back on what in my recent past might have led up to this rather unsettling discovery. Jeez, I teach this stuff… I should love it all the time!

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Does your cadence increase when you run faster?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 9th, 2014, 0 comments

A lot of people love Chi Running because we promote running more efficiently. What does that mean to you? To us it means being able to run faster or farther without it feeling more effort or more impact. What a lot of runners don't realize is that there is a big tendency to increase your cadence as you increase your speed. This is fine for sprinters because they're more focused on speed than efficiency. But if you're running anything longer than a 5K, efficiency should be near the top of your list of things to pay attention to.

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Make Your Running a Meditation

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Sep 1st, 2014, 0 comments

Running is great for the mind, body and spirit; it's why we do it. It can clear your mind, trim your body and lift your spirits all in one fell swoop. But, have you ever thought of using running as a meditation practice?

 

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Danny’s Interview with LifeAfterPain.com

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jun 12th, 2014, 0 comments

At the first sign of pain, most runners and walkers head for the medicine cabinet for their favorite brand of painkillers. At ChiRunning, we take the approach that pain is the body's way of telling us that something is not working as it should...

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ChiRunning’s Strength Training Triad

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jun 11th, 2014, 7 comments

Rock Your Next Event with ChiRunning’s Strength Training Triad. It’s widely accepted that you can improve your running performance with strength training. We agree you need strength training, but it’s not just physical strength that we’re talking about. If physical strength training is all your focusing on, you’re not getting the most out of your training time.

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FREE Vitality Conference: May 28 - June 1, 2014

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu May 22nd, 2014, 0 comments

Vitality is the energy of life that emerges from within, it makes us radiant, glowing and passionate - so how do we cultivate what we've got and get more of it?

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Take the Work Out of Your Workouts

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed May 14th, 2014, 9 comments

It seems like many people are under the impression that the only way to become a better runner is to become a stronger runner. You know… no pain, no gain? Chi Running is unique to most other training programs in that we use a mind-body approach, not just the purely physical approach. So, on those days when you don’t feel like pushing your body, you can still get a great workout by using your mind in a productive way. Here are four workouts that engage your mind and improve your running without challenging your body’s limits or requiring extra physical exertion. You can do these workouts at any pace that feels comfortable and still come away feeling like you just had a great workout.

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Eight Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Run

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Apr 30th, 2014, 11 comments

Running is a high injury sport, but does not have to be. Learn to listen to your body, practice good running technique and follow the quieter voice of common sense to make every run safe and enjoyable.

Here are some common mistakes I see people make.

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This Year, Be a Minimalist Walker or Runner….

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jan 7th, 2014, 14 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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A Chi Running Love Letter

Just wanted to say that after reading Chi Running and trying it for a week, I felt like it finally "clicked", and I cannot even remember how to run the old way (which I did faithfully for over 20 years). 

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