I was out on a long run last weekend and noticed I was feeling sort of listless; not much energy in my legs, and not particularly feeling much fire in my heart. It was like I just found myself out on a run. I not only wasn't sure how I got there, but I wasn't sure if I really wanted to even be running. Having found myself in this situation a few times over the years, I tried to think back on what in my recent past might have led up to this rather unsettling discovery. Jeez, I teach this stuff… I should love it all the time!
A lot of people love Chi Running because we promote running more efficiently. What does that mean to you? To us it means being able to run faster or farther without it feeling more effort or more impact. What a lot of runners don't realize is that there is a big tendency to increase your cadence as you increase your speed. This is fine for sprinters because they're more focused on speed than efficiency. But if you're running anything longer than a 5K, efficiency should be near the top of your list of things to pay attention to.
At the first sign of pain, most runners and walkers head for the medicine cabinet for their favorite brand of painkillers. At ChiRunning, we take the approach that pain is the body's way of telling us that something is not working as it should...
Rock Your Next Event with ChiRunning’s Strength Training Triad. It’s widely accepted that you can improve your running performance with strength training. We agree you need strength training, but it’s not just physical strength that we’re talking about. If physical strength training is all your focusing on, you’re not getting the most out of your training time.
Whether you love to run, or you only do it for the health benefits, there may be times that you feel like you truly hate it. The other side of the coin is the great, wonderful joy that running can be and, the important lessons that are gleaned from the trials and tribulations of learning to master your body and your energy. Let’s take a look at some of the scenarios when running can feel like more trouble than it’s worth, and turn those negative connotations around. Finding the positive in difficult situations is the first step to creating more consistent joy in your life and your running.