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The San Diego Marathon Clinic is open to all runners and walkers from beginner to marathoner. The Marathon Clinic since 1976 has been teaching runners and walkers of all levels how to run and walk properly to minimize injuries. The Clinic has always been free. If you're in the rat race of the human race, then it would behoove you to learn to run properly. Ozzie Gontang, director since the late 70's teaches an introduction to Pose Method and ChiRunning. Group meets at DeAnza Cove on Sundays at 8 am. Group breaks up into walkers of 3 to 5 miles. Runners do a social 6 mile and a social 8 mile. Sometimes a social 10. There is a group that does 13 miles. Ozzie does a slow 3 to 4 mile training run to introduce people to the Pose Method and ChiRunning along with injury prevention tips.

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FREE Running Intro to Chi/Pose/MIndful Running

2929 N Mission Bay Dr

Introduction to ChiRunning (http://www.chirunning.com/), Natural Running (http://www.posetech.com/services/OzzieGontang.html) and Pose Method (http://www.posetech.com/services/OzzieGontang.html) with Ozzie Gontang (http://mindfulness.com/). Learning to run with Vibram Five Fingers and the form and style used by Barefoot Runners. The principles Ozzie wrote about back in the late 90's have become the "primary principle of barefoot running." (http://www.mindfulness.com/2009/11/24/mindful-running-ya-never-know-your-impact/)

You can also check out Ozzie's blog on Mindful Running (http://www.mindfulness.com/category/mindful-running/) which has a lot of articles compiled on running and marathoning

Easy 2 to 4 mile run while practicing the principles of ChiRunning, Natural Running, and Pose Method, Minimalist Shoe and Barefoot Running.

Several stops along the way to teach techniques for injury prevention.

When Ozzie is not there, Ben Boyd (http://effortlessrunning.com/) is his backup. You can check Ben's site: Effortless Running.

A good place to get the basics or to get a better understanding of ChiRunning, Natural Running or Pose Method. Also where the concepts are put into practice right away during a 2 to 4 mile run. Teaching students these methods that to run with a quick cadence allows less impact and therefore less injuries. As the Intro sessions progress there will be groups that do social 6 or social 8 miles runs so that one can practice as these slower speeds the quicker cadence and the proper form for ChiRunning, Natural Running and Pose Method. The basic understanding is that the ball/heel/ball form of running is the same at slower speeds so that when ready one can increase their speed by simply leaning from the ankle while still maintaining the cadence that was practiced at the slower speed. Getting the form and style right at a slower speed will translate directly to the same form and style at a fast speed. Simply: one learns to fall gracefully at a faster speed with a continued graceful recovery with each step

San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976) Sunday Long Run

DeAnza Cove-Parking Lot at First Stop Sign

The San Diego Marathon Clinic is open to all runners and walkers from beginner to advanced.

Group meets at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay on Sundays at 8 am.

Several runners attend with group runs ranging from 6 miles, 8 miles, 10 miles to 13 miles. There are also walkers that break into groups walking 3 to 5 miles.

There is a group warm up for about 10 minutes to allow any latecomers to get there.

Both the workout and clinic are free. Please come join us.

Ozzie Gontang, founder and director since 1976 has been teaching runners and walkers of all levels on how to run and walk properly to minimize injuries. This clinic also introduces people to the Pose Method and ChiRunning styles through a slow 3 to 4 mile training run.

Please come join us and have some fun!

FREE Running Intro to Chi/Pose/MIndful Running

2929 N Mission Bay Dr

Introduction to ChiRunning (http://www.chirunning.com/), Natural Running (http://www.posetech.com/services/OzzieGontang.html) and Pose Method (http://www.posetech.com/services/OzzieGontang.html) with Ozzie Gontang (http://mindfulness.com/). Learning to run with Vibram Five Fingers and the form and style used by Barefoot Runners. The principles Ozzie wrote about back in the late 90's have become the "primary principle of barefoot running." (http://www.mindfulness.com/2009/11/24/mindful-running-ya-never-know-your-impact/)

You can also check out Ozzie's blog on Mindful Running (http://www.mindfulness.com/category/mindful-running/) which has a lot of articles compiled on running and marathoning

Easy 2 to 4 mile run while practicing the principles of ChiRunning, Natural Running, and Pose Method, Minimalist Shoe and Barefoot Running.

Several stops along the way to teach techniques for injury prevention.

When Ozzie is not there, Ben Boyd (http://effortlessrunning.com/) is his backup. You can check Ben's site: Effortless Running.

A good place to get the basics or to get a better understanding of ChiRunning, Natural Running or Pose Method. Also where the concepts are put into practice right away during a 2 to 4 mile run. Teaching students these methods that to run with a quick cadence allows less impact and therefore less injuries. As the Intro sessions progress there will be groups that do social 6 or social 8 miles runs so that one can practice as these slower speeds the quicker cadence and the proper form for ChiRunning, Natural Running and Pose Method. The basic understanding is that the ball/heel/ball form of running is the same at slower speeds so that when ready one can increase their speed by simply leaning from the ankle while still maintaining the cadence that was practiced at the slower speed. Getting the form and style right at a slower speed will translate directly to the same form and style at a fast speed. Simply: one learns to fall gracefully at a faster speed with a continued graceful recovery with each step

San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976) Sunday Long Run

DeAnza Cove-Parking Lot at First Stop Sign

The San Diego Marathon Clinic is open to all runners and walkers from beginner to advanced.

Group meets at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay on Sundays at 8 am.

Several runners attend with group runs ranging from 6 miles, 8 miles, 10 miles to 13 miles. There are also walkers that break into groups walking 3 to 5 miles.

There is a group warm up for about 10 minutes to allow any latecomers to get there.

Both the workout and clinic are free. Please come join us.

Ozzie Gontang, founder and director since 1976 has been teaching runners and walkers of all levels on how to run and walk properly to minimize injuries. This clinic also introduces people to the Pose Method and ChiRunning styles through a slow 3 to 4 mile training run.

Please come join us and have some fun!

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