Out of breath thinking of hill running? Follow my tips…

Mention hill running to most runners and they are out of breath just thinking about it. Most of us associate running uphill with effort, muscle soreness, breathlessness and fatigue. For this reason, many runners avoid hills in training and struggle on race day or on a new training route when they do encounter a hill they cannot avoid. A spectator’s … Read More

Running to the Beat – Using a Metronome

  One of the best tools to help you practice your Chirunning Technique is to use a metronome when on the run. What is a metronome? The metronome is a little gadget that you can set to beep at regular intervals. Each time it beeps, you take a step. The metronome is one of the best tools to help you … Read More

What is ChiRunning?

As runners, we are often given well meaning advice from non-runners: ‘You shouldn’t run so much, it’s bad for your joints’. With over 40% of runners getting some form of injury every year, maybe they have a point. ChiRunning is a running technique focused on reducing the impact of running on the joints and muscles of body and therefore avoiding … Read More

Foam Rolling for Runners Workshop

This practical workshop will teach you how to make the best use of your Foam Roller to keep you running for longer with less injuries. What’s a Foam Roller? A foam roller is a tool which allows you essentially to give yourself a deep tissue massage by loosening out adhesions and tightness in the body. The foam roller has been … Read More

No Equipment – No excuses – Exercises you can do anywhere

Whether you are in your sitting room, office, back garden or away somewhere sunny on holiday, it is still possible to fit in a few exercises to help build your strength and fitness. Here are our favourite exercises you can do anywhere with no equipment required. Start out with just one minute per day and gradually add in extra exercises … Read More

Chi Running and Breathing – Dublin Masterclass Weekend

Dublin Masterclass Weekend We are delighted to announce that Gray Caws and Patrick McKeown are coming to Dublin for a great weekend of Reduced Breathing Technique & Chi Running Performance. Check out the details. Sat 2nd July : The Oxygen Advantage Masterclass with Patrick McKeown Sun 3rd July : Chi Running Advanced Technique & Performance Workshop with Gray Caws Location … Read More

Temple Street Running Technique Tips

To all of you running for Temple Street Foundation, we wish you all the very best of luck in your upcoming race. As you approach your race day, here are a few tips to make your running feel easier and more enjoyable. These tips come from the Chirunning Technique which aims to make your running efficient, enjoyable and painfree. Try … Read More

Don’t Forget to Stretch

Most of us would rather an extra 5 minutes run than set aside five minutes  at the end of the run to help the body recover after running. Avoid injury, help recovery and cooldown your body after your run by fitting in a few stretches. If you can never remember which stretches to do, or if you know you will … Read More

Keep track of your progress

Keeping a training log is a fantastic way to monitor progress and challenges along the way. I still have my training logs from when I started jogging (very slowly) and it is great to look back over them and remember the challenge/effort and sense of achievement I felt as I first ran 5 minutes non-stop. As you improve your running, … Read More

Your Run – The first 5 minutes…

Never believe what your body tells you in the first 5 minutes of your run. If you do, you will convince yourself that you are not made for running. The negative voices in our head complain, our breathing can feel laboured, our leg muscles can feel tight and joints might ache as we start running. This is normal. Thankfully it … Read More