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.
It seems like many people are under the impression that the only way to become a better runner is to become a stronger runner. You know… no pain, no gain? Chi Running is unique to most other training programs in that we use a mind-body approach, not just the purely physical approach. So, on those days when you don’t feel like pushing your body, you can still get a great workout by using your mind in a productive way. Here are four workouts that engage your mind and improve your running without challenging your body’s limits or requiring extra physical exertion. You can do these workouts at any pace that feels comfortable and still come away feeling like you just had a great workout.