If you have absolutely no idea what I’m taking about, read this. If you don’t have time for that, watch this:
OK…..now that were all up to speed, the good news…..drumroll, please…..
You can learn it right here in Erie. Erie runners and trainers Julie Robinson and Sean Donachy have formed a business called RunErie to teach local runners how to improve their form, which will result in better race times and — most importantly — fewer injuries! Yay!
They’ve already taught two classes and they are offering another on Saturday, May 25 at 8 a.m. CrossFit FBO at 1311 Chestnut Street. Cost is $10 and space is limited. Details here. Contact them on Facebook or call 450-7786 for more info or to RSVP.
Chi vs. Pose Method
You may have heard of Chi running before, too. It similar, but there are some differences as well. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Chi running versus Pose method, but, if you don’t have time for that, here’s the short version:
“Pose running puts more demand on the legs, using muscle control to maintain proper positioning. ChiRunning teaches that the leg below the knee should be relaxed, taxing the muscle very little. The primary focus of ChiRunners is core strength and the belief that energy can be redirected from the trunk to the extremities. Another key difference is that pose running uses a short stride while ChiRunning extends the stride, again to alleviate the effort on leg muscles.
Probably the most distinguishing characteristic between these two approaches is that pose running is primarily focused on the physiological elements of running. ChiRunning on the other hand, is steeped in Eastern philosophies that, while may be perfectly valid, Western runners may have trouble applying.”