ChiRunning is great ! I am biased - because I'm a Certified ChiRunning Instructor!
Seriously, running had become to much like hard work for me. I had sore knees and a very stiff ankle from my days of playing football. Every book I read about distance running talked about the certainty of injury, burning up all your glygogen & hitting a wall sometime after 18 miles
Thankfully I discovered a different path!
ChiRunning was created by Danny Dreyer an ultra marathon runner, running coach and tai chi practioner. He has combined the principles of tai chi with good bio - mechanics to create a revolutionary running form and philosophy that reduces impact on the body and changes running from just fitness sport into more of a focused practice.
The basic principles of ChiRunning are:
Thousands of people have learned ChiRunning with profound results.
See the testimonials page at <a title="chirunning.com " target="_blank">chirunning.com </a>
Thanks, will do!
Yep, I've joined that thread too. Yes the Pose method appears to be more technical than ChiRunning.
That's great, I'm pleased that the focuses you're applying are helping you stay on the road.
I partially agree that If it aint broke don't fix it...although by improving posture, increasing relaxation and using gravity instead of leg muscles - I believe these focuses would (gradually ofcourse!) make everyones running easier, faster and reduce the risk of injury.
Yes Runnersbeen - aren't those zig zags great!
I could, Devons not to far - I'm in Bournemouth, Dorset.
As it happen Catherina McKiernan Master ChiRunning Instructor, four times World Cross Country Silver Medallist and the 1998 London Marathon Winner is leading a ChiRunning Workshop in Bournemouth on Saturday 19th April.
There are a few spaces left if you are interested.
Thats great M.ister W - Which parts of the technique are working best for you?
Thanks! Yes, check the forum and instructors page on chirunning.com for details of workshops in the UK. There is an Instructor in London, two in Yorkshire and myself in Bournemouth.
I may be wrong
but I think Cabletow on Fetch has found more success with Pose -now he has tried it- over Chi Running
I hope he is well and happy and getting what he needs - He has been involved in some great conversations on the various running forums. Go get it Cabletow!
Catherina Mckiernan is back in Bournemouth on Saturday 19th July in Bournemouth.
Catherina is a Master ChiRunning Instructor and the 1998 London Marathon Winner. She is a great teacher and the last time she came to Bournemouth we got some great feedback that included;
" I now have a much better understanding of how the ChiRunning focuses should feel in my body" - "That was the best workshop I'have ever attended" and "I had such a fun and enjoyable day"
Catherina will be teaching a complete indroduction of the ChiRunning method, includind video analysis and a personalised srategy to help each individual improve their running technique.
The workshop is from 10.00 until 16.00 approx, including a short break for lunch. Limited places are available (the previous workshop was full) and the price is £120.
Please see catherinamckiernan.com or email me at email@example.com
Certified ChiRunning & ChiWalking Instructor.
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