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Practice Makes Progress

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Oct 27th, 2014, 0 comments

Lisa Pozzoni, one of our certified Chi Running instructors came up with a great line that hits the nail on the head in terms of how to approach learning, "Practice makes progress." It's a play on that old phrase that has made students of any discipline uptight for centuries. I like it because it puts the emphasis on practice instead of perfection, which we all know is infinitely elusive.

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9 Running Myths

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Oct 9th, 2014, 0 comments

There's a ton of information out there about running - from training to speed to shoes, and the list goes on. Some of it's helpful, but some advice will just trip you up. We wrote this week's blog, "9 Running Myths", to help you weed through it all so you can be a happier, healthier runner.

 

 

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Fueling for Summer: Cool, Hot Weather Recipes

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Jul 14th, 2014, 0 comments

Get through hot weather with these cool recipes...

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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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Run For the Joy Of It, Even When You Hate It

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed May 28th, 2014, 1 comments

Whether you love to run, or you only do it for the health benefits, there may be times that you feel like you truly hate it. The other side of the coin is the great, wonderful joy that running can be and, the important lessons that are gleaned from the trials and tribulations of learning to master your body and your energy. Let’s take a look at some of the scenarios when running can feel like more trouble than it’s worth, and turn those negative connotations around. Finding the positive in difficult situations is the first step to creating more consistent joy in your life and your running.

 

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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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Skipping Workouts: The Upside and the Downside

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Thu Apr 17th, 2014, 0 comments

Are you an avoider, a fanatic or a healthy enthusiast? Answer our survey below and read tips specific to your style...

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Win a Free Virtual Coaching Session with Danny

Posted by Super Admin on Wed Apr 2nd, 2014, 4 comments

Win a Free Virtual Coaching Session with Danny

Virtual Coaching is a live personal coaching session with Danny done on your computer using a Meeting Burner or on the phone if you’d prefer.

When you sign up for one of Danny’s 1-day workshops, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win a free, 30-minute Virtual Coaching follow-up session with Danny – a $110 value. Danny will pull the winner’s name from a on hat the during the workshop.

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Spring Training: Keep your eye on the prize

Posted by Danny Dreyer A on Thu Mar 20th, 2014, 2 comments

Spring Training: Keep your eye on the prize

As Spring warms the air and the earth, it’s easy to get carried away in enthusiasm and inadvertently do things in our excitement that set us back instead of move us forward. Injury is of course the big culprit. Having personal goals to work towards is great. But, when the juices are flowing, it’s easy to get lured into training regimens that could side-swipe or sideline you.

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App Workout #1: 1 Minute Surges

Posted by Danny Dreyer A on Tue Jan 21st, 2014, 0 comments

In this app workout you’ll be running 2-minute intervals where the first minute of each interval is run in 3rd gear and the second minute is run in 1st gear. Each 2-minute interval contains 1 minute of faster pace alternated with 1 minute of resting pace. You’ll be doing 6-10 of these intervals depending on your conditioning level. If you’ve never done these, start with six and work your way up to 10 over a period of weeks.

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