I tried to purchase a book the other day and instead found another one called Chi Marathon.
The authors have also written ChiRunning and ChiWalking: here’s a link to their website.
It was the front cover that immediately caught my attention:
“The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon”
Quite a claim. And given my interest in avoiding injury, incredibly opportune.
So I bought it on speculation, hoping that it may have something worthwhile to say.
And what I discovered was a wealth of advice and information that was completely new to me.
Taking the principles and philosophies that act as the foundation of the ancient martial art called Ta’i Chi, they then clearly and succinctly apply it to running. In this case, specifically long-distance running.
And in so doing, remain injury-free. I like the sound of that!
The Chi Marathon program is built upon 7 distinct phases:
Some of these I have, coincidentally, covered in previous posts.
And this is only an outline as I do not intend to analyse each section right now.
But, suffice to say, I have found what they teach to be a real eye-opener. And I feel that, in the short time that I have been putting their concepts into practice, I have benefitted immensely.
There is far too much information and too many detailed explanations for me to do it justice.
And, although I will touch on each area and other related issues shortly, it will not be my only source of research.
So stay tuned!
Kim | 72.2