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One Day Running Workshop to improve form and performance and prevent injury: Galway, December 11th 2021
11th December 2021 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm€95
Join Irish Olympian and World Medallist, Catherina McKiernan for a Chi Running Workshop, suitable for runners of all levels – even total beginners.
(See below for more about Catherina McKiernan’s competitive record, and the Chi Running technique she is passionate about)
THE WORKSHOP includes video analysis, individual diagnostic and recommendations, training drills, a Q&A section and easy and relaxed runs at a pace to suit the individual.
VIDEO ANALYSIS: At the start of the workshop, Catherina conducts individual video analysis of your running style, allowing her to advise on the key areas that need focus to improve your running form.
DRILLS: A core element of the day focuses on a series of drills and exercises focusing on posture, leaning, heel lift and arm swing. Practice these exercises in everyday life movement, so that they become familiar will easily transfer into your running.
PRACTICE RUNS: During an easy run Catherina mentors the class through each core drill, giving the opportunity to get the feel of running more efficiently and with good mechanics.
ASK AN EXPERT: There are no stupid questions! Catherina is an excellent coach, and she encourages open communication in her workshops. She invites your questions on running, which will benefit the whole class. She covers her FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – about training, diet, footwear, breathing technique etc. and answers any other questions the participants may have.
RECAP: Finish the day with another short run, where Catherina provides one-to-one coaching with each runner to focus on the areas in which they need the most practice.
TAKE HOME CATHERINA’S TOP TIPS: All attendees will take home a follow-up Chi Running reminder package with all top tips included from the workshops
The Workshop includes a nutritious lunch, and beverages (tea/coffee and water).
WHAT IS CHI RUNNING?
Chi Runners are taught to combine the Tai Chi principles of focus and flow with the power and energy of running. Runners learn to engage the core, align the posture, relax the limbs, and take plentiful, light steps, landing midfoot. By directing your attention to the process of running (form and technique), you’ll reduce stress on the body, which will lead to hugely improved running technique with fewer injuries, improved speed, and more pleasurable, relaxing runs.