Great article. Interesting you say that standing is 'static'. I would suggest standing is dynamic too as muscles are working to keep the body appropriated aligned and relaxed. A resting posture, such as lying down, would be more static. I would also suggest that a standing posture is the base point for efficient movement and the foundation to maintaining structural efficiency when moving so shouldn't be neglected. it's so important that you raise these points. Thank you!
Hi Guys and thanks Cat for the great comments. It will be good to get everyone's comments. I think the thing to say at this point is that it takes effort to eventually run effortlessly. Treat your running as a practice such as T'ai Chi or yoga and develop your skill and mindfullnes – it will pay off. Gradual precoess is the key. Don't 'push' or try things that your body is not fully conditioned for. You should never feel pain. If you do – stop. It's your body telling you there is a problem. The Chi Running technique is basic common sense and most people find it very easy to learn and adapt to. There is nothing strange or mystical about it. Feel free anyone to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer or pioint you in the direction of more information. Cheers – Gray Caws (certified Chi Running and Chi Walking instructor and REPs registered personal trainer)
Looking forward to this this morning as the weather looks good. Had to pull out of the FLM as was struck down with acute pancreatitis during my last long training run on 5 April. Not 'racing' this today as still recovering but can't wait to get back to full form.
I was fine before the run and didn't feel ill in anyway. I did have an attack five ago but this was not related to running. I just wonder, if this is a weak point for me and that running may have induced this second attack. I really hope not since I took up running after this first attack to get myself fit and healthy!