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CHI Running - Shin splints

Thursday, May 13, 2010      2 comments

I started this as a comment on Shin Splits, but it became a bit long. I decided to post it as a blog entry and to leave a link. I then decided to just past the whole thing into a reply on the Original post. So you may come across this a comment ... Read more

Running with Curt

Wednesday, May 12, 2010      4 comments

So I set off for a short run with my Grandson after work last night, to be fair to me, I had run 15km earlier in the day. We ran his course and his pace. First split was 4:06 a little fast for Popie Second was a respectable 5:17 ah, that ... Read more

Chi walking - and LOL Chi Getting out of my Chair?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010      4 comments

Last evening our Chi Running group met for our Monday night session. We reviewed the posture and then the lean. The focus of the evening was foot action. We concentrated on that easy walk. Lift your heel allowing your foot to relax and do ... Read more

Chi Running - Posture and gears

Tuesday, May 11, 2010      5 comments

Let me see if I can make some sense of the speed and gears in CHI Running. First, and for most, Posture is the core of CHI Running. So to start out you stand with your feet about hip width apart. This is about one shoe width between your feet. Y... Read more

My run this a.m.

Monday, May 10, 2010      4 comments

I did an easy 15km this morning. I actually had long periods where I could feel the difference between my old power style and Chi Running style. At present if I stick to Strictly CHI Running and resist allowing my power running style to slip in,... Read more

Chi Running – The Myth of Effortless Running.

Friday, May 07, 2010      5 comments

As some of you will know, I sometimes like to go for a little run. Some of you may also know that I have been exploring CHI Running. Danny’s Book “CHI Running A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running” is “the Bible” for C... Read more

The Brain

Sunday, May 02, 2010      7 comments

(This is in response to an other blog on the brain. It seemed too long to post as a comment, so I posted it here.) There are a bunch of things we can do to train our brains to be better behaved. In my “Numbers on the beach” blog I tal... Read more

Chi Running part 1

Monday, April 26, 2010      7 comments

As I have comment, I have been exploring CHI Running. I attended a half day workshop on Sunday. I found it helpful to take what I have been reading and trying on my own and jump it up a notch. It was useful from the point of view refining the fo... Read more

No Running this weekend

Monday, April 26, 2010      6 comments

I did not run this weekend. Saturday we (Gramie, Aden and Popie) when for a walk in the Gatineau Park. Gramie trailed behind a bit while Aden ran here and there. He ran up, he ran down, he ran ahead, he ran back. At some point he ran out o... Read more

Personal Trainer BUT

Thursday, April 22, 2010      9 comments

Last night I did my Strength Training and actually decided not to go running. (Usually I do a more limited run on ST days). The gym I attend was having a Company wide 25 Anniversary celebration. So there was a DJ, snacks and lots of staff. ... Read more

The Numbers on the Beach

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      4 comments

I have been meaning to do this for a while, but various things got in the way. Some things still stand in the way. My sound studio is in the back yard. It consists of a tall tower, a ships rigging, two climbing faces, a slide and two swings. Tha... Read more

I cross 1000 km this a.m.

Sunday, April 18, 2010      9 comments

YTD: 1004.93 of 3000 KM = 33.5% I completed my target goal for April so with 13 days left in the month! I guess I can sit back and eat and not exercise for two week? NOT! This will give me a bit of a buffer for next month, when I ... Read more

CHIRunning 1

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      6 comments

So as noted I have been changing things around in my running. Focusing on Form and fundamentals instead of speed work. I am working through Danny Dreyer’s book ChiRunning. As the name implies many of the principals are based onT’ai Chi. This fit... Read more

18km in waltz time.

Sunday, April 11, 2010      2 comments

As some of you are no doubt aware, I do a bit of running. I started out with a plan that was just to run a little and get a bit of cardio fitness. Over time I ran, and then ran a bit more, and then ran a bit more. Before long I was running a lot... Read more

V02 Max testing complete. (So has the work been worth it?)

Friday, April 09, 2010      5 comments

I participated in some V02 Max testing. I have been wearing an ECG for the last 48 hours and was in for V02 Max testing yesterday. This is the reason for no fitness updates for me. They wanted the ECG for regular daily activities without exercis... Read more


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