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Reasons I Run Every Day

It keeps me motivated When you run every day, you start to look at life differently. Instead of asking yourself the question ‘should I go running today?’ the whole thing gets reframed. You start asking ‘when will go running?’ instead. This whole thing has a ripple effect and I’m sure it makes you more determined […]

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The Geneva Marathon 8th May 2016 – Review

Why Geneva? We headed out to Geneva to run Becky’s (my wife’s) first marathon. To be honest we hadn’t heard of the event when it popped up in a Facebook advert. We looked at the cost of the event (£50 each) and then waited until Easyjet flight prices from Manchester (£50 each) were announced. It […]

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Why do we struggle to do things that are good for us?

This blog caught my attention. I thought I’d post a response. The blog suggests that there are three reasons why we struggle to do things that are good for us (eg eat well, exercise.) 1. Lack of Awareness – we aren’t aware of what to do. 2. Lack of Permission – we don’t give ourselves permission to do what we […]

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I just ran at 4000m altitude … in London!

I just got back from an inspirational workshop with Patrick McKeown, leading global expert on the buteyko breathing method and developer of The Oxygen Advantage approach to breathing for runners.  The day included a combination of the theory and science behind the Buteyko method and how it applies to running. We had plenty of practical […]

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The Oxygen Advantage – Book review from a Chi Running perspective

The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick Mckeown – a book review from a Chi Running perspective. The books starts with some essentials on how breathing works. I love the title of the website ‘The Oxygen Advantage – Simulate High Altitude Training.’ This is a great introduction and easy for the non scientist to follow. It’s fascinating to find […]

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Learn How To Walk (mindfully)

I’ve absolutely loved reading around this subject, and the latest book that I have read is one of the best if you are interested in the mindful (and even spiritual?) side of Chi Running Walking… or if you are just interested in stress reduction. The book is ‘How To Walk’ by Thich Nhat Hanh. Each […]

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Recovery

If you don’t recover between training sessions then you can quite easily over-train; which in turn can lead to a weakened and vulnerable immune system, illness and a limited ability to adapt to the stimulus of training sessions and improve performance. There are several things you can do to avoid over training; including simply evaluating […]

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Raw Nutrition for Runners

The Chi Running book has a whole section on Chi Living and also discusses diet. Diet plays a central role in becoming a better runner. I recently qualified as a Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor and am avidly reading through various books around the theme of nutrition for runners. See my previous blog on Finding Ultra, […]

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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; on purpose, in […]

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