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Chi Running and Heart Rate Training in the Heat

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jul 19th, 2012, 2 comments

Running in very hot weather can be a challenge, especially if you're training with a Heart Rate monitor. Here are some helpful adjustments to make.

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How to Avoid Injuries When Transitioning to Minimal Shoes or Barefoot Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Nov 23rd, 2011, 2 comments

The minimal shoe boom, a trend that Chi Running welcomes, is creating meaningful questions and discussions. There have been reports of new types of injuries resulting from running in minimal shoes, or should I say, running too much, too quickly and with improper technique, in minimal shoes...

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Pronation: How to Know When Enough is Enough

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Sep 22nd, 2011, 0 comments

Everyone pronates and supinates to some degree with every step; however, it is the excessive motion, or overpronation, that can lead to running injuries...

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How to Avoid Injuries with Minimal Running Shoes

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Aug 3rd, 2011, 2 comments

The minimal shoe boom, although it's one that we welcome, is nonetheless creating some meaningful questions and discussions ...

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ChiWalking and ChiRunning Shoes: The Minimal Facts

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue May 3rd, 2011, 0 comments

Since 1999, Chi Living has been promoting minimal shoes for both running and walking. A principle borrowed from T’ai Chi reminds us that when we wear shoes with a lot of padding or thick soles, it removes us from the ever important foot-to-ground connection ...

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Running Intervals

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Wed Jan 19th, 2011, 1 comments

I am happy to say that I have had another excellent weeks running for week 7 of Half Marathon training which included a 5k race, the first 5k I've run in 4 years! It's nice to dip my toe in the water and I shall run more of them this year to see where I am with my training...

 

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Running in the Wrong Shoes

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Mon Aug 9th, 2010, 1 comments

No, this is not another post about traditional running shoes, minimal shoes or barefoot running. It is about what we put on our feet when. Why do many runners choose between running in road shoes and running in trail shoes. Does it matter? Can you just as easily run trails wearing shoes designed for road [...]

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Running to a Steady Beat

Posted by Laura Houston on Wed Jun 9th, 2010, 7 comments

Lately I have noticed how much my metronome has been helping my running. I have participated in several races the last few weeks and I usually end up running with someone. Sometimes I remember my metronome and other times I ran without it. If I was running with someone whose cadence was a lot slower [...]

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Travel Well with Chi Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sat May 29th, 2010, 0 comments

Traveling can be a delightful spice added to your life when you travel for fun and exploration. Travel can also throw you off your schedules and routines if you have to travel often for work. In either case, if traveling for business or for pleasure, Chi Running can help keep you grounded, centered and healthy when ...

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Minimal Running Shoes (cont.)

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Mar 26th, 2010, 26 comments

I just received a pair of great shoes from the good folks at Mizuno. They’re called the Wave Universe 3…sounds like a good name for a water park. When I picked up the package I thought they’d sent me an empty box. No kidding, I’m a size 10 and these flyweight racers tipped my postage [...]

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