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The Road to My First Marathon continues…

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Wed Sep 18th, 2013, 4 comments

It’s been a while since my last blog and I’m now in week 19 of the Chi Running Marathon Beginner Training Plan.  Many hours have been spent running and it’s less than six weeks to the Dublin marathon.  There is still some serious running to be done but as long as my body continues to hold out, I might just make it to the start line...

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#6 of 52 - Healing Running Injuries with the Body’s Wisdom

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 17th, 2013, 6 comments

#6 of 52 - Healing Running Injuries with the Body’s Wisdom

Energy efficiency and injury prevention are the two main goals we encourage all runners and walkers to embrace in their practices of ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®. There are many ways to work towards these goals, but the most important tool of all is Body Sensing...

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#5 of 52 - Redefining the “Runner’s High”

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Sep 13th, 2013, 1 comments

#5 of 52 - Redefining the “Runner’s High”

I like to arrive at a runner’s high as a byproduct of running in a technically accurate, yet highly relaxed way; using the optimal blend of mind and body to do only what is required and nothing more...

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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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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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Chi Running Dad Is Living The Dream

Posted by Alice Diffely on Wed Jul 10th, 2013, 0 comments

Chi Running Dad Is Living The Dream

One of the many benefits of the Chi Running technique is that as it assists runners of all ages in alleviating aches, pains, and injuries, it increases opportunities for family members across generations to share their love of running. . . .

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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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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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ChiRunning began to enrich my life on July 3, 2010 when I read the first 100 pages of the book and went for a run, and just focusing on ankle lift made a difference! My running life continues to transform and create joy! I smile when I run and love every minute. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of this ChiRunning community. Thank you for the opportunity to pursue becoming an Instructor.

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