February 2010 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Winter Running Shoe Tricks

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Feb 23rd, 2010, 11 comments

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in a past blog that my running buddies and I used to screw sheetmetal screws into the bottoms of our running shoes whenever the conditions got especially treacherous. Well, a good friend just sent me a picture of his newly enhanced running shoes and I thought I’d pass it along, so [...]

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Running and Letting Go

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Feb 22nd, 2010, 0 comments

As those of you who have been reading my blog will know, I had hoped to run my first marathon in April this year.  I have been following the ChiRunning Beginner Marathon Program which I was really enjoying but I simply wasn’t able to get in the required long runs due to circumstances beyond my [...]

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Comparison of Harvard Study Results with Chi Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Feb 14th, 2010, 6 comments

Since the release of Dr. Lieberman’s study I’ve had a few requests from folks wanting me to show my test results from a gait analysis I had done at the UVA human performance lab. They’re curious to see how my Ground Reaction Force (GFR) chart compares with the one shown in the Nature video showing [...]

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Chi Walking practice can help with your Chi Running and plantar fasciitis

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Fri Feb 12th, 2010, 13 comments

I was working with a client this morning who has had a little flare up of the dreaded plantar fasciitis. We practiced running will soft feet, landing midfoot, circular foot motion and hip rotation. In order to prevent a flare up of PF, it’s really helpful to focus on not pushing off with your toes, [...]

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Running to Preserve the Heart of Life

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 10th, 2010, 0 comments

Throughout ancient and modern history the heart served as a symbol of life, love and healing. We keep this tradition alive every February 14th by the giving of Valentines and other heart shaped gifts and treats. In just this past century, the heart is now our most afflicted vital organ. Heart Disease is the number ...

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In The Running: My Super Bowl Story

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Tue Feb 9th, 2010, 1 comments

On Super Bowl Sunday I ran in a 7 mile race, aptly called the Super Bowl Run. It’s a unique and fun race, with staggered start times and individual handicaps. Part of the fun is all the pre-race begging and complaining and bribery that goes on when runners receive their handicaps, which are not revealed [...]

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Chi Running Recommendations for Minimal Shoes

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Feb 7th, 2010, 74 comments

In response to all the current interest in barefoot running (spurred on by Chris McDougall’s Born to Run book and the recent study published in the journal Nature by Dr. Daniel Lieberman, suggesting that barefoot or minimal-shoe running creates less impact on your legs) I’ve come up with a list of recommended shoes to try [...]

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Should We Be Running Barefoot?

Posted by David Stretanski on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010, 5 comments

Recently there has been a lot of discussion on the concept of running barefoot. There are some purists who suggest we should all be running barefoot, period. Personally, I don’t care for the word ‘should’ in any context. It implies someone else telling us what to do or be, when we all have to decide [...]

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Good Running Form in Bare Feet

Posted by Laura Houston on Mon Feb 1st, 2010, 0 comments

A few days ago, my boss forwarded a Nature magazine article to me that he thought I’d be interested in.  Thinking it was about something we were working on, much to my pleasure, I found it was an article by Daniel Leiberman et al regarding barefoot running. By now, most of you have probably read [...]

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