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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The 20MR Episode 64: Chi Basics #5: Summary



Welcome to this summary of Chi Running, the fifth and final installment in the series, Episode 64. We begin on a lighter note: my birthday! A recent party involved everything nautical. As I share in the episode, forward any information on freshwater rod and reel fishing and your experiences with a tropical aquarium if you have them. After updating you on what's been going on in my life--besides running--we get into the meat of this show: Chi Running basics with David Stetanski. His link is in the links section and also included here. It would be beneficial to both view and listen to the video above; I share the audio only in the podcast itself. It is a great explanation of the basic mechanics and benefits of Chi Running. Thanks David for the information.

One of my favorite running podcasts, "The Running Podcast" hosted by Coach Jeff Smith from Australia is also highlighted. I share a recent audio clip that Jeff was gracious enough to send in response to my desire to hear his take on this whole Chi Running concept. As always, Jeff brings us to a point of great perspective, something that is always needed in running--and life. Thanks Coach Jeff. Keep up the great work on the podcasts.

Finally, we close the show with a couple of listener comments from Bill, aka "Big Bill Runner" (always good to hear from you Bill) and Jeff of the "Run2feelyoung" blog. Kudos to you as well Jeff; good luck on your 10-mile race.

Why not take a minute and drop me an email at the "email me" button? Send me a photo, race report, audio file of whatever is on your mind, or a combination of some sort of the things just mentioned. I promise to include your correspondence in an upcoming episode and here at the blog if appropriate. Also, comments on the show at iTunes are always welcome. Thanks for listening, and as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute (Chi) Runner

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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 "Better Days" by Black Velvet Elvis Check it out at Music Alley.

The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The 20MR Episode 63: Chi Basics #4, "Core Strengthening Exercises"


Core Exercise #2, "The Bridge"
Core Exercise #3, "The Leg Lift"
Core Exercise #4, "The Butt Walk"
Core Exercise #5, "The Chair Exercise"

Thanks for stopping by for Episode 63. As the above clearly implies, this one is about strengthening the muscles used most in Chi Running: the core. Be sure and check out the links above for the exercises. They will make a difference in the way you run.

I have been asked lately as well about me. While I do not really like to say very much about myself, I do oblige those asking by sharing some of my background just a bit. In return, I would like to know something about you. Send me an email, or connect on Twitter. Simply follow the links on this page.

We also have a couple of emails to share. Thanks to Chris and Fred for contacting me. Fred's picture appears in the listener photos to the right. Why not send me a photo along with your email or Tweet? Anyway, Fred shares the link to download audio on Chi Running. Check it out here. Thanks again Fred for the encouragement and the link.

From there, we get into discussion of the exercises. This run ended up being a bit shorter than planned, due to 85 degree temp. and tremendous humidity. But--we made it. And so will you. With that being said, let me say, as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me.

The 20 Minute (Chi) Runner

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Links for this show

Dragon dictation software

The "BQ or Die" blog

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 "Won't Let Go" by Roger Simon Fagan. Check it out at Music Alley.

The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.

The transitional piece is entitled "Drive In Picture Show" by Craymo. Check it out at Music Alley.




Thursday, August 5, 2010

The 20MR Episode 62: Chi Basics #3: "How to use and improve proper posture"


Welcome to another Chi Running discussion in Episode 62. But before we get into that, we share a recent trip home to Wallace, the place I lived for most of my growing-up years. I caught up with family, ate some seafood and even literally picked up a piece of family history. Listen in for the details.

After sharing my plans for the week, we get into the issue of posture and Chi Running. The basics and benefits are simple:
  1. Lengthen your neck.
  2. Lengthening your neck results in greater lung capacity.
  3. Use your rear-view mirror to reinforce this concept.
  4. Whenever you think about it, lengthen your neck, regardless of the place/time.
  5. It's all about defeating gravity.
I also share some information from Jeff, over at the Run2feelyoung blog. Jeff is working on breaking 4 hours for his next marathon, as am I.

Coach Jeff from way down in Australia checks in with some information on "Monster workouts." We discuss three of them from episode 12 of his show, The Running Podcast. Thanks, Jeff, for your support and information.

Finally, roadrunn3r checks in with some nice comments at iTunes. If you have not left a review, why not go over to iTunes right now and leave a quick word? I certainly appreciate it. And as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute (Chi) Runner

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Links for this show

The Running Podcast

Run2FeelYoung blog

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 "Swansong" by Roger Josh Woodward. Check it out at Music Alley.

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.



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