When most people use the words running and performance in the same sentence, images of speed and podium finishes come up. We think that’s a very limited use of the word, and we’re here to set the record straight and give “performance” some room to breathe.
Conditioning is all about toning your muscles and strengthening structurally weak areas in your body. When you run correctly you naturally strengthen the muscles that provide support while relaxing muscles no longer needed for propulsion.
I have begun implementing some of the techniques of ChiRunning to my walking, and found it extremely beneficial. I have studied taiji and qigong on and off for years, particularly the Zhan Zhuang and Da Cheng Chuan styles.