August 2009 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Walking with some happiness and mindfulness

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Tue Aug 25th, 2009, 6 comments

I took Oliver for a solid 45 minute walk this morning. (That’s my cover for saying that I went for a 45 minute walk this morning.) It was great. The mornings have been fresh and crisp around here lately and it’s such a nice time to walk. Plus, it makes me feel better knowing I [...]

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It’s Trail Racing Week!

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Aug 24th, 2009, 3 comments

Blog 8/24/09 Well this is it…the week I’ve been waiting for. The USATF National Trail Championships are this Saturday. I’ve booked my hotel room and downloaded a map of the course and I’m ready to roll. Last Saturday I did a Time Trial on my practice course. It’s roughly 6 miles long and very hilly [...]

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running a little bit at a time

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Thu Aug 20th, 2009, 0 comments

The crazy rainy and muggy weather has made for some seriously sweaty running workouts. This morning Oliver and I ran about 2.5 miles together, which included about 1/3 mile walking to warm up/cool down. I’ve been really practicing keeping my feet loose when I walk, around the office or at the grocery or wherever. I’ve [...]

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A Great Midfoot Strike Shoe

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Aug 11th, 2009, 25 comments

Well, it had to happen. One of the best all-round running shoes has gone the way of the dodo bird. The New Balance 790 is no longer in production. I’ve been touting it’s attributes and urging anyone who would listen, to buy the shoe if they we’re serious about finding a shoe that was truly [...]

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Trail Running at its Best

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Aug 11th, 2009, 3 comments

While teaching in Denver this weekend I took advantage of the opportunity to visit some old friends, some I haven’t seen since I left the area ten years ago. After spending most of my childhood in the Denver area, I moved to Boulder where I went to college and lived for the next 32 years. [...]

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Gathering and Issuing: Energy management for distance running and walking

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Aug 10th, 2009, 0 comments

I'd like to introduce a principle of T'ai Chi that is not mentioned in either the ChiRunning or ChiWalking books. The principle is called Gathering and Issuing. This principle, or "law," provides the underpinnings of energy management which is different from energy efficiency, because it governs how you manage your expenditure of energy when you're ...

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