Where do you use your Chi Running and Chi Walking focuses? I use mine in the pool - running! Years ago, before my Chi Running practice, I got a metatarsal stress fracture. I was committed to running the Hood to Coast relay, which motivated not to lose fitness, so I started pool running. I bought a float belt and started taking aqua jogging classes. I had trouble with keeping my head comfortably above the water line so I could breathe easier. It was not a fun experience and I abandoned it for the road once my foot healed.
Yes, you can say you heard if first right here in the blog. All of my Chi Running race-specific training paid off and I actually won my age group at the 2009 USATF National 10K Trail Championships last weekend. But, let’s be clear about this. It doesn’t mean that I’m the fastest 55-59 year old trail [...]
Danny and I met at the UNCA track. We did body looseners together and then ran at the track to warm up. I worked on keeping my ankles up, my spine extended, taking VERY small steps to begin with. (It is true that gear 1 in ChiRunning is almost comically slow!). It was helpful, esp. [...]