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I just ran at 4000m altitude … in London!

I just got back from an inspirational workshop with Patrick McKeown, leading global expert on the buteyko breathing method and developer of The Oxygen Advantage approach to breathing for runners.  The day included a combination of the theory and science behind the Buteyko method and how it applies to running. We had plenty of practical […]

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The Oxygen Advantage – Book review from a Chi Running perspective

The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick Mckeown – a book review from a Chi Running perspective. The books starts with some essentials on how breathing works. I love the title of the website ‘The Oxygen Advantage – Simulate High Altitude Training.’ This is a great introduction and easy for the non scientist to follow. It’s fascinating to find […]

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Learn How To Walk (mindfully)

I’ve absolutely loved reading around this subject, and the latest book that I have read is one of the best if you are interested in the mindful (and even spiritual?) side of Chi Running Walking… or if you are just interested in stress reduction. The book is ‘How To Walk’ by Thich Nhat Hanh. Each […]

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Recovery

If you don’t recover between training sessions then you can quite easily over-train; which in turn can lead to a weakened and vulnerable immune system, illness and a limited ability to adapt to the stimulus of training sessions and improve performance. There are several things you can do to avoid over training; including simply evaluating […]

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Raw Nutrition for Runners

The Chi Running book has a whole section on Chi Living and also discusses diet. Diet plays a central role in becoming a better runner. I recently qualified as a Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor and am avidly reading through various books around the theme of nutrition for runners. See my previous blog on Finding Ultra, […]

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The Mindful Runner Part 3 – Non Judgement

I’ve just got back from a wonderful ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ workshop lead by my good wife Becky, a trained mindfulness teacher. So I’m fresh and full of ideas for how mindfulness and Chi Running overlap (if indeed they differ at all.) In this series of three short articles on ‘The Mindful Runner’ I have already explored […]

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The Mindful Runner Part 2 – in the present moment

What do we mean by mindful fitness? How about running with greater awareness, more mental presence and focus? In my last newsletter I wrote a piece on running mindfully ‘on purpose. ‘ Read the full text here on my blog. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn… “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in […]

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London Marathon vs Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race

From one of the best City Marathons in the world, to a classic Cumbrian fell race. I ran a totally contrasting challenge just 3 weeks after the London Marathon. You can read my blog on the London Marathon here. Fairfield was a totally different (and wonderful) experience. These photos testify to the amazing views. I really enjoyed […]

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The Mindful Runner Part 1 – Running Mindfully and On Purpose

Chi Running and Walking are more than just a way of moving our bodies, more than a running technique. They are a way of practicing being present in each moment of our lives. Are you interested in finding more relaxed flow and focus in your running? Do you want to explore ways to mentally and […]

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