Chi Running

Source: Runners World

Source: Runners World

Running is something I enjoy only because the calorie burn is high for the short time invested. But I am a pavement pounder and running is difficult on my joints. That is one reason I prefer cycling, but it takes longer to achieve the same calorie burn. This article caught my attention after Sensei Jamie Constable (aikido) sent me the following link.

Chi Running by Danny Dreyer is the book mentioned in the article. 

Spinning at Sea


I took my first of four spinning classes with almost a dozen other cyclists. It was my first time spinning seriously with an instructor. Each class is an hour long and includes intervals, sprints, hill climbing, and a few 60% pedaling rests.

I found it very realistic in imitating the climbs and descents of a real ride. Increasing the resistance and standing on the pedals really worked the quads. I really want to learn how to spin efficiently again. I still feel I am spinning a square rather than a circle.