March 2010 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Minimal Running Shoes (cont.)

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Mar 26th, 2010, 26 comments

I just received a pair of great shoes from the good folks at Mizuno. They’re called the Wave Universe 3…sounds like a good name for a water park. When I picked up the package I thought they’d sent me an empty box. No kidding, I’m a size 10 and these flyweight racers tipped my postage [...]

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Running and Flexibility

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Wed Mar 24th, 2010, 0 comments

Running is not usually known as an aid to flexibility, in fact it is notoriously known for tightening us up: tight hamstrings, tight calves, tight hip flexors and a tight back.  Well the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.  Seven years ago, almost to the day, I bent down to [...]

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Atlanta ING Expo was great—Thank You!

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Mar 21st, 2010, 1 comments

I just returned from a great weekend at the ING Atlanta Marathon Health & Fitness Expo and it was very successful. The weather was warm and sunny and Atlanta was thriving with runners ready to take on the pavement. It’s always inspirational to be surrounded by so many bound and determined individuals. I met one [...]

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Danny’s Top 10 Running Shoe Recommendations

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Mar 21st, 2010, 5 comments

What are the best running shoes for your feet? Minimal, no-nonsense shoes. The shoes listed below perform well for anyone working on their midfoot strike. They’re all minimal, flexible and light-weight. These aren’t the only shoes that are good, but they’re some of the best out there. Shoe companies are continuously designing new shoes and ...

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Running And Racing On My Home Turf

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Mon Mar 15th, 2010, 0 comments

The heat was on this past weekend. The running club that I belong to (Tamalpa Runners) held its monthly club race on my home course on Sunday.  I had no excuse not to enter. The starting line wasn’t even half a mile from my house, I had no other plans for the morning, the course [...]

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Born to Run … But Have We Forgotten How?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Mar 4th, 2010, 0 comments

According to Harvard research scientist Dr. Daniel Lieberman, et al, we are born to run. He's right. Somewhere in our long line of ancestors there was most likely a carnivorous humanoid hunter/gatherer type who got his dinner by persistence hunting, which to this day is still done by certain Kalahari tribesmen (as seen on this ...

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Running a “Half” in Florida – Wind Included.

Posted by Keith McConnell on Wed Mar 3rd, 2010, 0 comments

As part of a recent trip to Florida to visit family and friends, my lady friend and I had scheduled in a Half Marathon run in Melbourne,  just south of Cape Canaveral.  Coming from winter weather in Oregon, we looked forward to a nice change from rainy skies and cool temperatures – running a Half in the [...]

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