ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running

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Simon and Schuster, May 5, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level.

In ChiRunning, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi.

ChiRunning enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of T’ai Chi:

1. Get aligned. Develop great posture and reduce your potential for injury while running, and make knee pain and shin splints a thing of the past.

2. Engage your core. Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed.

3. Add relaxation to your running. Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance.

4. Make it a Mindful Practice. Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice.

5. It’s easy to learn. Transform your running with the ten-step ChiRunning training program.
 

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Chi Running

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An amazing book! All runners casual to Ultras need to read this and learn the proper way to run to avoid injury and enjoy the experience! I have been a runner for 30 years and no longer wonder how ... Read full review

Innovative approach to the old adage

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Insight from ancient eygpt eastern practices fuses with modern western athletism in hopes of promoting injury free exercise and a heighten sense of selfawareness. Meyer shares his own personal experience with Tai Chi and his coaching experience with his clients. Read full review

Contents

Running Lessons from a Tai Chi Master
1
A Revolution in Running
13
The Four ChiSkills
42
The Basic Components
59
How to Learn ChiRunning
121
Program Development
140
Hills Trails and Treadmills
173
Transitioning Into and Out of Running
192
Injury Prevention
217
Peak Performance and RaceSpecific
245
Getting the Most Chi from Your Food
264
Run as You Live Live as You Run
276
Appendix A Guide to the Muscles Referred to in the Book
283
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About the author (2009)

Danny Dreyer, an esteemed walking and running coach, is a nationally ranked ultramarathon runner. He conducts workshops nationwide and lectures frequently at races and events. He is the coauthor, with Katherine Dreyer, of ChiRunning.

Katherine Dreyer has more than thirty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She partners with Danny to coordinate the international ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs.

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