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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, 7 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 Tips from Sue Young-Johnson

Posted by caseycolahan on Tue Apr 23rd, 2013, 1 comments

April's Instructor of the Month, Sue Young-Johnson, shares her training tips! 

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Running Form: How’s your Balance?

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Fri Mar 15th, 2013, 1 comments

ChiRunning teaches alignment and relaxation.  In order to remain injury free and energy efficient, both postural and directional alignment are key.  Many people are challenged on both fronts.  If you spend a lot of hours sitting down, your foundation is going to need some work! Years of slumping into a chair and over a desk will play havoc with your body...

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Danny Dreyer responds to “Barefoot Running Can Cause Injuries, Too”

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Mar 8th, 2013, 1 comments

The debate around shoes or barefoot comes down to not much of a real argument when you look to the predominant cause of injuries.

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Learn to Love Your Metronome

Posted by caseycolahan on Thu Mar 7th, 2013, 3 comments

Every race that I have set a personal record has been while I was using a metronome. A metronome is objective. It doesn't lie and doesn't get tired.

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Running Hills ala Chi Running and Tai chi

Posted by Laura Houston on Thu Feb 28th, 2013, 0 comments

Last weekend I taught an advanced workshop that focused on applying the basic techniques of Chi Running to running hills and speedwork. We have a lot of hills in my area and no matter how hard you try, you can’t avoid them! The next day, I ran a 5 mile trail race that was full of --- hills! It was a great way to test my skills and walk - er, run - the talk.

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A Chi Running Love Letter

Over the past 45 years, I have trained for and run a race of one mile or longer every year but one. I worked my way up to running marathons, but in 1982 began experiencing knee pain – ultimately in both knees. 

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