We begin our in-depth look at the basics of Chi Running in this, Episode 60. I plan to look at one element per episode over the next several weeks, culminating in a summary episode on the basics of Chi Running. Please check out more information on the topic at Danny Dreyer's website, ChiRunning.
We will be starting some short tempo running later this week, as the fall race season heats up. I may do 2 5Ks and hope to the Cannonball Half again in October. But in the meantime, I continue to learn about--and practice--Chi running. While I am no expert, I do believe in its benefits and look forward to sharing even more with you as the upcoming episodes unfold. For this one, however, we discuss the information shared in the video above by Danny Dreyer on how to avoid heel strike, one of the most basic elements of the Chi running form. We talk about:
- The causes of heel strike
- How to fix the problem
- Why this matters
Also, why not send me a photo and a race report? I also would like to hear via email any questions or comments you have about the show--or me. Audio files are welcome as well. I always enjoy hearing from you, the listener. Finally, hop on over to iTunes and give The 20 Minute Runner podcast a review; I'd appreciate it. And tell all of your friends about this, and the next, episodes. If you are new to Chi Running, I think they will be helpful.
David, of the EnerChi Fitness website also shares some comments in this show. Check out David's website and the video link below (video by David) to learn more. And as always,
Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,
The 20 Minute Runner
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Links for this show
EnerChi Fitness website
Efficient and Injury F--r--e--e Natural Running Technique video
Smoking Days Music
The opening and closing music is entitled "Point of No Return" and is from the album by the same name by Roger Subirana. Check it out at Jamendo.
The song heard in the body of the podcast is entitled "Angels of Hope" by Roger Subirana Mata. Check it out at Jamendo.
The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.
The transitional piece is entitled "The Long Goodbye" by Wendy Wall. Check it out at Music Alley.