Chi Running Explained...
Chi Running is a training technique for running which emphasises energy efficiency and injury prevention. It is a natural, minimal, relaxed approach to running that emphasises the mind body link. It develops use of the core muscles and shifts emphasis away from the lower legs. Many people experience a revolution in their running when they adopt the Chi Running method. Chi Running was developed by Danny Dreyer, ultra marathon runner, who combined key principles from Tai Chi with the sport of running. Hence the word 'Chi!' Interested in making your runner easier and reducing your risk of injury? Whether your aim is to begin running for the first time, transition to a more natural running style, or compete in a race of any distance, come and explore how Chi Running can help you.
What's Coming Up?
I teach Chi Running and Walking Across Northern England and Wales. Come and develop your running style / form with me. I'm a qualified teacher, and specialist in helping people learn natural, minimal running techniques.
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Mountain Navigation and Mountain Skills for runners and walkers
I have over 20 years experience sharing the outdoors with others, and exploring mountain environments in the UK and Europe. Let me help you develop your mountain navigation skills to give you the confidence you need. Click here for more info.
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My Protein 04 Sports Performance electrolyte powder
My Protein sent me some of this to try out, and here are my thoughts.
When I read the packaging I couldn't believe the scoop size needed to use this powder. I started looking at the measuring spoons in my kitchen. Then I found the v absolutely tiny scoop inside the packet. "This is going to last for ages" were my first thoughts. To compare, a big scoop larger than an egg cup was needed for the last electrolyte powder I used. It's going to last for AGES.
It's supposed to be flavourless, however I am lucky and have delicious Yorkshire Water coming out of my tap and so I confess I do notice a slight taste. No problem though as I'll just drink it with my daily fruit juice, or with water and don't worry about the taste. In comparison other electrolyte I've tried has had it's own taste anyway so I guess it's personal preference. You might prefer tablets or flavoured powder, but you're not going to beat this for value for money. Some electrolytes are sold in single dose sachets, this pouch will go on for many, many doses.
Does it seem to 'work?' Tough to tell but I'm marathon training at the moment and I've not suffered any signs of dehydrating on my long runs so that's a thumbs up from me.
My Protein gave me some of this product to try. I've already purchased some more of my own. There are various discount offered here if you fancy some: http://www.myprotein.com/voucher-codes.list