Ryan Miller's Blog - Chi Walking

Running Form As A Holistic Practice

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Aug 24th, 2010, 0 comments

It is an exciting time for distance running! Running form, once barely considered by running coaches, is now the main topic of discussion amongst distance running enthusiasts. The old school heel-toe running form has yielded to the midfoot strike. Even the fastest runners in America are tweaking their running form. Danny has been saying for [...]

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Start Running Efficiently In Tough Economic Times

Posted by Ryan Miller on Sat Apr 3rd, 2010, 3 comments

Running in these tough economic times has taught me a lot, especially in regards to efficiency and management of resources. I have learned to view my body as a company and apply common business techniques to my running. Here is a short list of my employees and their job descriptions: Feet – As a foot, [...]

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Running With A Team

Posted by Ryan Miller on Thu Dec 17th, 2009, 0 comments

One of my favorite things about running has always been running with a team. I enjoy the quiet solitude of running alone as well, but there is something special about running on a team. Many of my deepest friendships have been formed with high school and college teammates. I have fond memories of ‘the good [...]

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Running Pain and Yoga

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 3 comments

Distance running can cause a tremendous amount of stress on the body. Yoga is now recognized as a way for runners to stretch tight muscles and help lessen running pain. Runners tend to gravitate towards power yoga and fast paced vinyasa flow. It’s wonderful to see runners now practicing yoga but this approach of stretching [...]

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Running Form and Shoes

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 6 comments

Before you start running it is likely you strap on a pair of running shoes that contain a number of features designed to enhance your performance and help keep you injury free. Every feature that is built into a running shoe already exists in your body in varying degrees. Practicing your ChiRunning form will help [...]

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Running Form and AHA Moments

Posted by Ryan Miller on Thu Nov 12th, 2009, 2 comments

How long does it take to get it? I get this question all the time, and it is a difficult one to answer. In my own experience, I have “gotten it” several different times over the course of practicing my running form. We call these “AHA moments.” Those moments where everything clicks and you say [...]

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