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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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Blog #2 of 52 – There’s no substitute for practice, but there is a substitute for strength

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Aug 14th, 2013, 0 comments

Blog #2 of 52 – There’s no substitute for practice, but there is a substitute for strength

The likelihood of doing well in any given race is directly proportional to the amount of preparation I put into it; and rarely a result of how much leg strength I have. So, how can I do well in races without concentrating on strength-building or speedwork?

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52 Things I’ve Learned From Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jul 31st, 2013, 11 comments

Welcome to my new blog series about what I’ve come away with from my many years of running. These blogs are the nuggets I’ve discovered that have deeply impacted my life and my life choices. As I have come to discover, most of what I’ve learned goes way beyond running itself and has much deeper personal applications...

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Does Running Cadence Change on Downhills?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jul 30th, 2013, 0 comments

Our special ChiRunning techniques for downhills make them safer, faster, and easier. Most of us have never been taught how to run hills, so these techniques are especially helpful for beginning runners.

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Cross-Training Routine for ChiRunning

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Jul 15th, 2013, 2 comments

Cross-Training Routine for ChiRunning

I am a huge believer in cross training to keep your mind interested in fitness, your body in good shape so that you can live a full life, and your spirit enriched by a consistent fitness routine...

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Economize Your Running Form by Adding Pelvic Rotation to Your Training Plan

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jul 10th, 2013, 7 comments

Economize Your Running Form by Adding Pelvic Rotation to Your Training Plan

If learning pelvic rotation is not in your training plan, it should be. It plays a key role in being able to run injury-free, whether you want to do a 5K run or train for a marathon...

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Danny Dreyer Responds to “A Popular Myth About Running Injuries”

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Jun 28th, 2013, 8 comments

Read as Danny Dreyern responds to the NY Times Well Blog article entitled "A Popular Myth About Running Injuries". 

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Two Simple Training Exercises to Streamline Your Running Form

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jun 25th, 2013, 10 comments

These simple exercises, when added to your ChiRunning® practice, can help build strength and awareness in your core while training you to relax your lower legs...

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I wanted to take a minute to thank Danny and everyone involved at Chi Running. On January 1st 2010 I limped off the Buckeye Trail in NE Ohio with another pulled calf muscle, I have to admit I was done running. 

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