ChiRunning - Danny Dreyer


By Danny Dreyer

  • Release Date: 2009-05-05
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 3.5
From 148 Ratings


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.


  • New paradigm

    By michaelbergh
    I like this book! Danny quickly and simply explains the theory and technique behind what he calls chi running. This book rejects the "no pain, no gain" concept and offers up a "run with no pain" concept instead. This book does not offer a quick fix, but rather a new paradigm that changed everything I thought I knew about running including form, breathing, mind set, and body sensing. Every runner should read this book.
  • Interesting concepts looking forward to implementing them

    By damnchap
    This was an eye opening read. Lots of concepts I've used in martial arts, but never thought to put them into running. The connection pointed out to total immersion is valid, as I just incorporated TI into my swim training I did feel like I was rereading something I'd half forgotten. As a triathlete I improved my swimming with TI, from flailing in the water to being able to swim a 1.4 mile open water leg easily, I am hopeful I can improve my run the same way. This book provides all the tools I need - but it's up to me to correctly incorporate them into my running. Wish me luck
  • Great reading

    By Dj Empire
    I was recommended this book by a running store because i have a bad knee. Since i have begun practicing these methods, i run farther and little to no recovery. My knee doesn't hurt due to running anymore
  • Book vs. iPhone version

    By Really needed a log!
    I haven't seen the book yet, but are there lots of illustrations that I'll miss out on because I'm reading this on the iPhone? Just wondering if I should buy the book instead...
  • great concept

    By milla206
    i read danny's book a few years ago -- i loved it. it gave me hope to get over my old running injuries. the mechanics of his running technique make such good sense. i highly recommend this book if you are trying to rehab an old injury, want to run more efficiently, just starting to run and want to do it the right way or just LOVE running. thank you danny.