August 2010 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Four Components of Alignment for RunningTechnique Efficiency and Injury Prevention

Posted by David Stretanski on Thu Aug 26th, 2010, 1 comments

Alignment is a key element for running form efficiency and injury prevention. When you are aligned a higher level of relaxation is possible. These are the two primary concepts in ChiRunning® – Alignment and Relaxation and the balance between them. The more you are aligned, the less you need your muscles. The less you use [...]

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Running and training and preparing for Asheville

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Tue Aug 24th, 2010, 0 comments

The weather is starting to get cooler. That must mean fall is around the corner, and so too is the Asheville Half Marathon. Training for this event has been pure joy. I have been using our Pain-Free 1/2 Marathon Training Program (Beginner) and it has stood me well. The form focuses, specific workout types and [...]

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Running Form As A Holistic Practice

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Aug 24th, 2010, 0 comments

It is an exciting time for distance running! Running form, once barely considered by running coaches, is now the main topic of discussion amongst distance running enthusiasts. The old school heel-toe running form has yielded to the midfoot strike. Even the fastest runners in America are tweaking their running form. Danny has been saying for [...]

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Running While Travelling

Posted by Keith McConnell on Mon Aug 23rd, 2010, 0 comments

As part of a recent 3-week trip beginning in Eugene, Oregon and returning from  Montreal, Canada, my girlfriend, Kathy, and I were able to run in a wide variety of settings. What struck me overall was how much better travelling can be when running is an integral part of the experience. With long drives and several hours of [...]

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Chi Running response to: Should I run barefoot or not?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Aug 13th, 2010, 11 comments

If you’ve been following the boom in barefoot running over the past couple of years, you might have suspected (and rightly so) that it has been at least partially responsible for the current shift in running shoe design. What I’d like to say about that is that it’s not about the shoes…or lack thereof. Some [...]

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Running in the Wrong Shoes

Posted by Hazel Wood Master Instructor on Mon Aug 9th, 2010, 1 comments

No, this is not another post about traditional running shoes, minimal shoes or barefoot running. It is about what we put on our feet when. Why do many runners choose between running in road shoes and running in trail shoes. Does it matter? Can you just as easily run trails wearing shoes designed for road [...]

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Personal Performance for Chi Walkers

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Fri Aug 6th, 2010, 0 comments

Personal performance is just as important for walkers as it is for any other athlete. People who walk in events or walk regularly for fitness know that walking with focus and proper technique can make all the difference in the outcome of an event or workout. When you walk with personal performance in mind, it ...

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Personal Performance for Chi Runners

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Fri Aug 6th, 2010, 0 comments

The term “performance” in athletics has been usurped by top athletes and has become riddled with so many innuendos that the term itself can scare off the athlete and the runner in you. However, the concept of personal performance can be the best kind of motivation. Personal performance asks you to listen deeply to your ...

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I wanted to take a minute to thank Danny and everyone involved at Chi Running. On January 1st 2010 I limped off the Buckeye Trail in NE Ohio with another pulled calf muscle, I have to admit I was done running. 

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