My favorite venue for running is out in the mountains and forests. While I love these runs, I've been inspired by Danny's Boston marathon training updates and other instructors' talk of track workouts to get in some consistent flat running for form work. I took Alice Diffely's Form Focus Sequence workout (November 2008 Chi Living Newsletter) to the track today. Here's how it went (with a few modifications; reference to book noted):
So, I was able to do a little teaching on Wed, to a local guy named Joe… He wanted to learn more about ChiRunning and since I am getting out into the world to try to teach it, it was a great opportunity. So after about 90 minutes of going through the basics, we decided [...]
Running an injury free marathon is a challenge in today’s running world. There are far too many runners that hurt themselves before even competing for their marathon or they have damaged their body through improper technique that when they run the 26.2, those same damaged joints take such a beating that they ultimately give up.