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Mindful Monday: ChiFlying

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Sep 28th, 2014, 0 comments

This week's Mindful Monday question: What do you do in your everyday life to keep your chi flowing? Here's how you can make travel easier on your mind and body. I'm writing this week's post while flying from Asheville to San Francisco. My cell phone is turned off and there's no FaceBook to distract me. So, I thought I'd write about how I keep my chi happening while flying cross-country.

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The Shoe Dilemma

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Sep 22nd, 2014, 0 comments

I've often told people that I could give Imelda Marcos a run for her money. She is the wife of former president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos most famously known for having over a thousand pairs of shoes. Over the years I've wear-tested countless pairs of shoes, many of which have ended up in the Goodwill pile and a few have made it into my personal collection… kind of like the row of bottles at a tavern showing you a visual sample of all their beers.

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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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A Chi Running Love Letter

Thanks. I've had phenomenal results so far with using ideas from Born To Run...and then from Chi Running. I should have read Chi Running first.

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