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. 

 http://m.runnersworld.com/running-tips/find-your-chi-running

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

Spinning at Sea

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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.