I'm noticing a somewhat macho trend in fitness training in general, where it's fashionable to work yourself to exhaustion; where you're led to believe that if you don't "feel the burn" and give it everything you've got… that you just don't "Do It,"… as the Nike ad says. There is, of course, a lot to be said for building will power and challenging yourself to feel your limits. But, there's also a lot to be said for not taking yourself, or your running, too seriously.
Whenever I’ve been asked to be interviewed by the media, I’ve been asked this questionâ€¦and then been given about 45 seconds to answer. So I challenged myself to come up with a brief description of how Chi Running and Chi Walking combine the principles of t’ai chi with running and walking, and how that can improve your [...]
If you have painful calves here are some things to watch for: Check to see if you are holding any tension in your ankles when you run. Go to your nearest track (or beach if you live near one) and run in the sand (long jump pit). Look to see if your toes make a [...]