January 2010 Blog Archive - Chi Running
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Running from my Core

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Fri Jan 29th, 2010, 2 comments

Its week 13 of marathon training and I have managed to keep up with the marathon training plan more or less.  I’m not quite where I should be in terms of the length of my longer runs due to other demands on my time and as the long run is the most important part of marathon training, [...]

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Chi Running: The Closest Thing to Barefoot Running without Ditching your Shoes

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jan 28th, 2010, 0 comments

Once again, the midfoot strike, barefoot running, and the diabolic results of over-built shoes and heel striking hit the news in a significant way on January 27th, 2010 when a Harvard University study about barefoot running was released. Not surprisingly, Chi Running is in alignment with the results. Daniel Leiberman, Ph.D., Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology ...

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Chi Running’s perspective on Harvard barefoot study

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jan 28th, 2010, 13 comments

Since Chris McDougall’s book, Born to Run came out, there has been an increasing amount of press coverage around the question of running technique in general and especially with respect to barefoot running. Well, this week the discussion jumped to a new level when Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, [...]

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LA Times article from 2004 - Humans are Born to Run

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jan 20th, 2010, 0 comments

The following is an article that was in the LA Times in 2004.In Evolutionary Race, Humans Went the Extra Mile, Study SaysBy Robert Lee HotzTimes Staff Writer November 18, 2004 Humanity was born to run. More than by brain size or tool-making ability, the human species was set apart from its ancestors by the ability ...


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Chi Running in the New Year: warm/cold, sand/snow

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sun Jan 17th, 2010, 2 comments

Despite the lack of blog posts, I have been running regularly for the last month… Over Christmas, I met my sister and parents on a Mexican beach, where my sister and I ran a few times together on the soft sand. Then, over the New Year holiday, Ivan and the dog and I were on [...]

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Running with a Relaxed Midfoot Strike

Posted by David Stretanski on Sun Jan 17th, 2010, 2 comments

In a previous post (Running Motion for a Midfoot Strike), the ChiRunning motion was described as a midfoot (full-foot) landing with a heel lift/knee bend. Along with this motion, it is also very important to keep the legs and feet relaxed. Running with a relaxed midfoot (full-foot) strike allows a subtle forward lean (fall) from [...]

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Trail Running……..Trail Falling!

Posted by Keith McConnell on Sun Jan 17th, 2010, 4 comments

As wonderful and liberating as trail running can be, it is almost inevitable that a fall is somewhere in a trail runner’s future. The question is not “if” but “when” and how well the runner will roll, recover and begin running again. Along these lines, I’d like to share a recent experience I had while running a trail [...]

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Snow, Ice and Chi: Winter Running Tips for the Great White North

Posted by Chris Fuller on Sun Jan 17th, 2010, 2 comments

For those of us in northern climates, winters with cold, snow and ice are facts of life. Nothing against my surfing ChiRunning buddies, but northerners know that our winters make us tough. They can also make us better ChiRunners. I’ve come up with a few examples of how ChiRunning in the great white north is [...]

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Variety In Uphill Running Makes It Fun

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Mon Jan 11th, 2010, 1 comments

With the start of the New Year I’ve got back into hill running. Some people love running hills; others avoid them like the plague. I’m one of those runners that normally enjoy running uphill more than downhill. Unfortunately I’ve slowed down and perhaps as a consequence my love of hills has waned a bit. A [...]

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More thoughts on winter running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Jan 11th, 2010, 3 comments

They’re predicting that the days are going to be warming up this week, thank God. It’s been a difficult time for those of us who insist on doing our ChiRunning outdoors. I’ve still been going out regularly, but I must say, there have been a couple of days where the only thing urging me outside [...]

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