April 2010 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Chi Walking and Visually Challenged Older Adults

Posted by Keith McConnell on Wed Apr 21st, 2010, 3 comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a group of older adults  all of whom had limitations in their vision. This included a range of eye disorders leading to some having  a seeing eye dog, or a white cane, to those who appeared to be able to get along on their own but with a noticeable [...]

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Chi Walking teaches you excellent mind-body connection

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sat Apr 17th, 2010, 2 comments

This weekend, I have the honor of working with a small group of lovely ladies who are on their way to becoming Certified ChiWalking Instructors. We will spend the entire weekend together (ChiWalking Instructor Training), going through the ChiWalking form, lessons, tips, tricks, exercises and drills, which they’ll eventually teach to their own students across [...]

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Chi Running the Boston Marathon

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sat Apr 17th, 2010, 0 comments

As you enter the week prior to the race, here are a few visualizations to help you set your plan. Running your best marathon is part art, part science, part guts, part faith in what you can do, and a little luck, whereas running your best 10k is mostly about fitness. I’ve had the pleasure ...

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Running Form, Distance, Speed

Posted by Laura Houston on Wed Apr 14th, 2010, 0 comments

Last fall I signed up for a 60K trail run in Oregon, planning to train through the winter, but my running was affected as I spent more time taking care of our dying family pet. By March, I switched to the 30K option (which was really 20.5 miles). Our cat passed on, and we took [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis Prevention and Cure

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Apr 13th, 2010, 31 comments

I’ve been hot on the trail to get my hands on (and feet into) as many different pairs of minimal shoes as I can so I can recommend the best shoes for midfoot strike running. (For my most up-to-date shoe recommendations please go to Blogs from Feb. 7th and March 26th.) I have to say [...]

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Start Running Efficiently In Tough Economic Times

Posted by Ryan Miller on Sat Apr 3rd, 2010, 3 comments

Running in these tough economic times has taught me a lot, especially in regards to efficiency and management of resources. I have learned to view my body as a company and apply common business techniques to my running. Here is a short list of my employees and their job descriptions: Feet – As a foot, [...]

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Walking an Event? Get Focused

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Fri Apr 2nd, 2010, 0 comments

Focusing your mind is the surest way to feel great throughout an event, and especially as you cross that finish line … whether it's a 5k or a marathon. With Chi Walking, you learn to ...

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Running an Event? Get Focused

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Apr 2nd, 2010, 0 comments

Focusing your mind is the surest way to feel great throughout your race, and especially as you cross that finish line … whether it's a 5k or an ultra marathon. With ChiRunning, you learn to focus your mind, moment-by-moment, using your mind to listen to – and then support – your body to run in ...

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