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Gradual Progress – Step by Step

I’ve written several blogs on this principle before. I just keep coming back to the belief that this is one of the fundamental cornerstones for runners, and wanted to put this right at the top of my list for client advice in the next phase of my coaching. I meet so many runners who have […]

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The Chi Marathon Principle

I thought I’d put a few thoughts together to summarise some of the key messages from the Chi Marathon book by Danny and Katherine Dreyer. “I had won three major marathons, Berlin (1997), London and Amsterdam (both 1998). I had very fruitful years with four world cross country silver medals, one European cross-country gold medal, […]

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6 ways to run more efficiently in 2017 … and for ever.

​Do you want to take your running further in 2017? Whatever your goal, Chi Running can help your running to feel easier and more efficient. Here are a variety of ways to become more efficient. They are all basic principles of the current understanding of good running technique and fundamentals Chi Running technique. Run Tall […]

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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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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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MORE FIRE – How to Run the Kenyan Way by Toby Tanser – Book Review

These are my thoughts on this inspiring book from my perspective as I train for a marathon next April, as well as with my Chi Running hat on. I mentioned I was reading this book recently whilst on a training run with my club, Holmfirth Harriers. I was immediately asked what advice the book had […]

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The spiritual side of exercise

Is technique important in running? Is the mental side of things important? Are the mental and physical parts of ourselves interlinked? Most people would answer yes to all these questions, but few have explored the combination of the two, or indeed the link between exercise and the spiritual side of their life. From long distance […]

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