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Recovery After my First Marathon

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Tue Dec 10th, 2013, 1 comments

Recovery After my First Marathon

The most astonishing thing to me after the marathon was the lack of recovery time.  As a Chi Running instructor I tell my students often about the lack of recovery required in general after a run, compared to their pre Chi Running days, but to experience it myself post marathon was truly an amazing feeling ...

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Crossing the Finish Line

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Dec 2nd, 2013, 6 comments

Crossing the Finish Line

There is no app for this, the banner read as I ran past.  Ain’t that the truth!  I guess that’s what appeals to me about the marathon distance.  There are no shortcuts, you must respect the distance and put the work in, at least if you want it to be rewarding and as pain free an experience as possible...

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Mindful Giving Makes All the Difference

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Nov 25th, 2013, 2 comments

Mindful Giving Makes All the Difference

What does your son want for Christmas? Or your husband for Hanukkah? What would give your sister that expression of true delight that you hope to see when you give a gift? There is no question. What they would truly all love is the gift of you; that special essence that only you have and you can give...

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Rest or Exercise? How to Choose

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Nov 13th, 2013, 6 comments

Rest or Exercise? How to Choose

When you are tired, on the verge of possibly getting a cold, or maybe recovering from a cold or other viral infection, it can be hard to know whether you need to rest or exercise. How can you choose which is best for you?

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The Day Before my First Marathon

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Thu Nov 7th, 2013, 0 comments

The Day Before my First Marathon

I arrived in Dublin the night before.  I took no chances and carried everything I needed for the race on the flight!  I slept reasonably well and decided I would go for a very short run to loosen up and help me to relax.  I didn’t wear a watch and took it very easy.  The run felt effortless, I didn’t feel any niggles, my body felt pretty good.  My only focus was to body sense any tension and try to let it go...

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#7 of 52: The Higher Purpose of the Long Run - Are You Up for It?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Oct 30th, 2013, 8 comments

#7 of 52: The Higher Purpose of the Long Run - Are You Up for It?

Duration, holding an intention and focus over a long period of time, creates an inner substance that cannot be created in any other way...

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ChiRunning on ‘The Fat-Burning Man Show’

Posted by Casey Colahan on Tue Oct 29th, 2013, 0 comments

Abel James, host of The Fat-Burning Man Show, recently interviewed Danny on ChiRunning...

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So Close to the Start Line ...

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Wed Oct 23rd, 2013, 12 comments

So Close to the Start Line ...

Week 24 of 24 of marathon training!  The start line to my first marathon is tantalisingly close.  My goal when I started this process six months ago was to get to the start line healthy and prepared.  Almost there and I’m feeling good, very good actually, if a little tired ...

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So Simple, So Effective

Posted by caseycolahan on Tue Oct 15th, 2013, 5 comments

So Simple, So Effective

Y'chi (pronounched ee-chee) is the skill of directing all of your energy and movement at an object through the focus of your eyes. ChiLiving staff member and Certified Instructor, Casey Colahan, reflects on the "aha moment" of incorporating Y'chi into her running program.

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The Fast Finish

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Oct 1st, 2013, 9 comments

The Fast Finish

Finishing fast is certainly doable, but you’ll need to reorient your mind to the idea that it’s not about pushing yourself at the end of a race. It’s about training yourself to create the conditions for speed to happen by making an important adjustment to your training habits – progressive pacing.

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