February 2012 Blog Archive - Chi Running

Three Chi Running Tips to Avoid Injury This Spring

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 29th, 2012, 0 comments

When temperatures rise and the birds begin chirping, we get inspired to resume our warm-weather activities. For runners, that means the start of spring training...

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Running: Laying the Foundations

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Tue Feb 28th, 2012, 5 comments

Over the last few months, I have taken my Chi Running practise to new levels whilst running to heart rate.  Since November I have consistently run easy apart from the scheduled harder sessions in an effort to develop my aerobic base.  What started out as a little frustrating has become some of the most relaxed running I have ever experienced...

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Wherever you go, there you are! (running mindfully)

Posted by Nick Constantine on Mon Feb 13th, 2012, 0 comments

The best effect of form running is that this does influence you outside of your running time. As you become more aware of your body and it's responsiveness to different environments   You become more acutely aware of your inner you (breathing) and how you respond and engage with the outer you(improved relationships, calmer, focused, steady, time for people) .

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ChiWalking and ChiWalk-Running through the Ages

Posted by Keith McConnell on Sat Feb 11th, 2012, 2 comments

How often have you heard phrases like: I’m too old to run - I’m too old to walk - I’m getting older and it’s just too hard to exercise? Aging can be a challenge – and an excuse – when it comes to doing what it takes to keep moving and to stay fit. Just when it’s most important to be active, many older people tend to reduce their activity level. Couch potatoes, or worse..."

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Pain-Free Running and Walking Workouts to Boost Your Heart’s Health

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Feb 9th, 2012, 1 comments

Diet and exercise seem to be the two key factors in maintaining a healthy heart. I’m going to focus on exercise and which workouts will do the most to insure your heart stays healthy for years to come ...

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Chi Running in the Pool

Posted by Laura Houston on Sun Feb 5th, 2012, 1 comments

Where do you use your Chi Running and Chi Walking focuses? I use mine in the pool - running! Years ago, before my Chi Running practice, I got a metatarsal stress fracture. I was committed to running the Hood to Coast relay, which motivated not to lose fitness, so I started pool running. I bought a float belt and started taking aqua jogging classes. I had trouble with keeping my head comfortably above the water line so I could breathe easier. It was not a fun experience and I abandoned it for the road once my foot healed.

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The Yogi who Runs (nothing special)

Posted by Nick Constantine on Sat Feb 4th, 2012, 2 comments

Let me start with a phrase from B K S Iyengar one of the great yoga teachers of our age who stated  'western minds and eastern thoughts' as a way of understanding the mutual strengths of both apparently opposing philosophies.   When one thinks of running I reckon most people think of a hard rational training approach to their running development, this would include training programmes, the science of shoes, competition and the like.  ........"I get most of my students to run barefoot on the sand...."

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