ChiRunningTM 

Who can benefit from ChiRunning? ChiRunning has helped many people, from beginners to cross country runners to triathletes. Whether you are just beginning a running program or training for a marathon, race, or triathlon, the ChiRunning approach is one that builds a healthy body, instead of breaking it down from misuse or overuse.

What is the focus of ChiRunning? ChiRunning helps reduce or eliminate injury and pain such as: knee pain, hip pain, IT Band Syndrome (ITB), hamstring pulls, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, soreness and fatigue. Conditioning your mind is just as important as conditioning your body. Let ChiRunning help you focus your mind, lift your spirit and open up your flow of chi. Print out the Chi Running Focuses

How can I find out more? The ChiRunning book and DVD will show you the secrets to pain-free running. The ChiRunning book gives you information about applying ChiRunning to race training, trail running, interval training, endurance running, running efficiency, as well as lifestyle habits and a healthy diet for more energy. The ChiRunning book and DVD should be a part of every runner’s library.

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Aqua Running

Aqua Running Training starting in NAC on Wednesday 17th September or 6 weeks:
Time: 20:00-21:00
  
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 Who can benefit from Aqua Running?  Every runner would benefit from Aqua or deep water Running,  it could be the answer to your injury prayers and allow you to run while injured?

Aqua running is really a fantastic way to keep training while injured or to cross train. Dr. Garry Killgore, Professor of biomechanics, head track and field coach at Linfield College, Oregon, USA and founder of  AQx Sports has come up with a concept and a product to take aqua running or deep water running - that step further.  Dr. Killgore explains at his workshops that water is a unique environment for training and for rehabilitation. Water can act to assist, to resist or to support.  When we run on dry land the major form of resistance is air/gravity but since water is 775 times denser than air, when you 'run' in the water your biomechanical weaknesses are exposed. Research has shown that running form and the mechanics of running on land and in water are very different. Running in water will improve your running technique on land.

And it doesn't end there. Deep water running does have many advantages and is the "secret weapon" of many world class athletes including Lornah Kiplagat (2007 Woman's World Cross Country Champion) used deep water running while injured during September 2006, between 10th - 16th September 2006 and on 17th September Lornah broke the 10mile road record.  If you are prone to injury, aqua running will give you the opportunity to add extra miles without adding risk of injury.

 

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AQUA RUNNING TRAINING
  Training starting in NAC 17 September for 6 weeks. Are you interested ....... read more

ChiRunning Focuses
  Remind yourself of the very important ChiRunning Focuses read more

Paula Ratcliffe is cross training using aqua running
  Paula Ratcliffe is doing AquaRunning as part of her cross training in her preparation for her Olympic Marathon: Read the story here by Ian O'Riordan in the Irish Times read more

Body Loosening Exercises
  Read all the body loosening exercises here read more

Watch Chi Running Programme on Capital D
  Talking to Catherina McKiernan about life after competitive athletics. Now she's teaching 'Chi Running' a technique for preventing injury. Click here to watch this programme >>> read more