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Running Technique, Midfoot Strike and Foot Landing Options

Posted by David Stretanski on Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 10 comments

Recently there has been much discussion and debate about how to run with respect to foot strike. The advice ranges but it is in general focused to how to land the foot. Much of the advice is also purist in nature – meaning a position that there is only one ‘right’ way to land properly [...]

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Running as a Body Loosener

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Tue Sep 7th, 2010, 0 comments

I’ve been on holiday and so was my running for a lot of it!  I did a lot of driving so my body was screaming for a run when I finally got the opportunity.  Sitting in a car for long periods of time, or anywhere for that matter, does not do our bodies any good.  [...]

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Continuing Our Education

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Tue Sep 7th, 2010, 0 comments

I like this time of year. The hot days of summer are finally coming to a close and for many parents and students, it's back-to-school time again.  This time of year always sparks the question in my mind, "What am I doing to learn something new in my life?" or an even better question might ...

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Running Form Rooted In Principles

Posted by David Stretanski on Mon Sep 6th, 2010, 0 comments

When I first picked up a ChiRunning Book in the fall of 2005; I was injured, frustrated and confused. It quickly became very clear that there was much to learn from this running resource. On the surface, ChiRunning (“chee-running”, chi running) provides an awareness of running form options to improve efficiency and prevent injury. Underneath, [...]

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And let the Taper Begin…

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Mon Sep 6th, 2010, 6 comments

Well, the race is officially two weeks away. This past weekend was my 11 miler long run, the beginning of the taper before the race. I ran with Shelly and her friend Eric on Saturday morning. We started off early again, when it was still dark, and thankfully, chilly! Autumn is definitely in the air [...]

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Asheville Half Marathon Course is hilly

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Wed Sep 1st, 2010, 0 comments

Okay, folks. I had driven the course several times, I had even run the first 8 miles of the course, but running the whole thing is an entirely different story! Last Sunday, my friend Bob and I met at 6:30am at the start of the Asheville 1/2 Marathon course. It was still dark out as [...]

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Four Components of Alignment for RunningTechnique Efficiency and Injury Prevention

Posted by David Stretanski on Thu Aug 26th, 2010, 1 comments

Alignment is a key element for running form efficiency and injury prevention. When you are aligned a higher level of relaxation is possible. These are the two primary concepts in ChiRunning® – Alignment and Relaxation and the balance between them. The more you are aligned, the less you need your muscles. The less you use [...]

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Running and training and preparing for Asheville

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Tue Aug 24th, 2010, 0 comments

The weather is starting to get cooler. That must mean fall is around the corner, and so too is the Asheville Half Marathon. Training for this event has been pure joy. I have been using our Pain-Free 1/2 Marathon Training Program (Beginner) and it has stood me well. The form focuses, specific workout types and [...]

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Running Form As A Holistic Practice

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Aug 24th, 2010, 0 comments

It is an exciting time for distance running! Running form, once barely considered by running coaches, is now the main topic of discussion amongst distance running enthusiasts. The old school heel-toe running form has yielded to the midfoot strike. Even the fastest runners in America are tweaking their running form. Danny has been saying for [...]

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Running While Travelling

Posted by Keith McConnell on Mon Aug 23rd, 2010, 0 comments

As part of a recent 3-week trip beginning in Eugene, Oregon and returning from  Montreal, Canada, my girlfriend, Kathy, and I were able to run in a wide variety of settings. What struck me overall was how much better travelling can be when running is an integral part of the experience. With long drives and several hours of [...]

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