February 2011 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Running Form Track Workout

Posted by Laura Houston on Mon Feb 21st, 2011, 4 comments

My favorite venue for running is out in the mountains and forests. While I love these runs,  I've been inspired by Danny's Boston marathon training updates and other instructors' talk of track workouts to get in some consistent flat running for form work. I took Alice Diffely's Form Focus Sequence workout (November 2008 Chi Living Newsletter) to the track today. Here's how it went (with a few modifications; reference to book noted):

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Changed My Life

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Feb 16th, 2011, 0 comments

The health benefits of running are well documented. People who run just 10 miles a week are adding several years to their lives, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journey (CMAJ). What is not as well documented are the positive emotional and psychological effects consistent running can have ...

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The ChiWalking Technique: Strengthen your Core and Relax your Legs

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 16th, 2011, 0 comments

Chi Walking provides a revolutionary way to attain injury-free fitness walking. What we do differently than other walking programs is help you proactively strengthen your core muscles with every step. Most walkers tend to overwork the muscles of their lower legs by pushing off too hard with their toes. This can lead to shin splints, plantar fasciitis, sore toes and even a burning sensation on the balls of your feet ...

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Variety in Running and Walking is the Spice of Life

Posted by Keith McConnell on Tue Feb 15th, 2011, 0 comments

One of the ways that I enjoy the benefits and experience of of running and walking is to participate in a wide variety of organized events. For me, "variety" means roads and trails, level and hills, short and long distance, sunny and rainy weather, individual and team, and so on. Most recently, I enjoyed running in a three-phase run with each phase being different: namely, an uphill/downhill trail, a steep uphill only phase, and a level closing phase. After that event, I was part of a long distance team run ..."


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Running: A Gradual Process

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Feb 14th, 2011, 0 comments

It’s already week 12 of Half Marathon Training and Sunday is race day!  This week will be less about running and more about tapering down, resting and relaxing as much as possible. Training has gone extremely well. Apart from illness in the early weeks and some drama over Christmas, training has been consistent since then. ...

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Successful Houston Half Marathon thanks to Chi Running!

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Tue Feb 1st, 2011, 7 comments

Well, I did it! I finished the Houston Half Marathon on Sunday! It was the second time I had run in the event; two years ago I ran the same race, which was the first time I had run 13.1 miles. Thanks to Chi Running I was able to run the race then, and again this year, joyfully and without injury.

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