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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Want to learn Chi Running out on the trails? Find out more...
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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The Mindful Runner Part 2 - in the present moment
What do we mean by mindful fitness? How about running with greater awareness, more mental presence and focus?
In my last newsletter I wrote a piece on running mindfully 'on purpose. ' Read the full text here on my blog.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn...
"mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way;
in the present moment,
Have you ever been running, say in a race or a challenging run, and suddenly realised you can't remember Runnjng the last mile because your mind was elsewhere? That's an example of mindlessness. Mindfulness can help us be fully focussed in the present moment where we are, whatever we are doing. Wouldn't it be great if our running really helped us leave unhelpful thoughts and the stress of our busy lives behind.
How do we enhance and develop this 'being present?'Read more ...