Community Education at Las Positas College presents this special opportunity for runners to learn the basics of Chi Running. Join me to learn how to run with greater ease, energy and avoid injury. Efficient running technique affords less stress on your body while running and requires less effort. I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body. We will not be doing lots of running (contrary to what you might imagine), so no matter what condition you are in, have no fear. We will spend time alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills … the nature of the day will be relaxed, full and inspiring. This class is for anyone – beginners who want to start off “right”, seasoned runners who want to increase distance or speed, triathletes looking to improve the run portion, or if you’re just tired of being injured. The class will be outdoors on the campus of Las Positas College. Meeting location details will be emailed to you.
What you will learn includes:
• How to develop and practice good posture all day long
• How to move from your center (dantien) as in T’ai Chi
• How to avoid common form-related running injuries
• How to save energy and reduce dependence on leg strength
• How to make efficient use of upper body and arms
• How to use cadence to increase efficiency and reduce effort
• How to use gears for efficient stride length and speed
• How to relax and conserve energy at any speed
Important COVID-19 policy note: All students must comply with requirements in place at Las Positas Community College which can be found on the main page on the Community Ed website http://www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed
Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
All students must comply with rall COVID-19 protocols in place at Las Positas Community College which can be found on the main page on the Community Ed website http://www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
All questions regarding registration or cancellation must be directed to Community Ed at Las Positas Community College.