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

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The revised edition of the bestselling andlt;Iandgt;ChiRunningandlt;/Iandgt;, 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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;ChiRunning,andlt;/Iandgt; 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 Tand#8217;ai Chi.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;ChiRunning andlt;/Iandgt;enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of Tand#8217;ai Chi: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;2. Engage your core. Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;3. Add relaxation to your running. Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;4. Make it a Mindful Practice. Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;5. Itand#8217;s easy to learn. Transform your running with the ten-step andlt;Iandgt;ChiRunning andlt;/Iandgt;training program.

Synopsis:

More than 24 million people run in the United States alone, but 65 percent will have to stop at least once this year because of injury. Still others will choose to run through the pain. But in this groundbreaking book, ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer teaches us the running technique he created to heal and prevent injuries and also to run faster, farther, and with much less effort at any age.

ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles of the trunk, an approach that grows out of such disciplines as yoga, Pilates, and t'ai chi. This excellent step-by-step program offers training principles and is easily learned.

Dramatically reduce your potential for injuryMake knee pain and shin splints a thing of the pastGreatly reduce post-run recovery timeCreate a safe and effective training program Make running any distance enjoyable whether you're a beginning runner or a seasoned competitor

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Danny Dreyer,andlt;/bandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;ChiRunning.andlt;/iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Katherine Dreyerandlt;/bandgt; brings to this book more than twenty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She now works with Danny to create ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Running Lessons from a T'ai Chi Master

ChiRunning Versus Power Running

How to Use This Book

Chapter 1. ChiRunning: A Revolution in Running

The Benefits of Running

Why People Get Injured

Power Running: No Pain, No Gain

The "Chi" in ChiRunning

Chapter 2. The Principles of ChiRunning: Moving with Nature

Cotton and Steel: Gather to Your Center

Gradual Progress: The Step-by-Step Approach

The Pyramid: The Small Is Supported by the Large

Balance in Motion: Equal Balance and Complementary Balance

Nonidentification: Getting Yourself out of the Way

Chapter 3. The Four Chi-Skills

Focusing Your Mind

Body Sensing: High-speed Access

Breathing: Tapping Into Your Chi

Relaxation: The Path of Least Resistance

Chapter 4. The Basic Components of Technique

Posture

Lean: Gravity-Assisted Running

Legs and Arms

Let's Go Running

Chapter 5. Transitioning into and out of Running

Transitioning into a Run

Preparing Your Mind

Preparing Your Body

Starting Your Run

Transitioning out of a Run

Ending a Run

Cooling Down

Stretching

The Postrun Mind

Chapter 6. Program Development: The Process of Growth

Form, Distance, and Speed: The Three Developmental Stages of the ChiRunning Technique

Creating a Running Program

The Well-Rounded Running Program

Intervals

LSD Run

Fun Run

Hill Run

Tempo Run

Program Upgrades: When, How, How Much

Chapter 7. The Beauty of Learning and the Blessing of Challenges

The Difference Between Productive and Nonproductive Discomfort

Troubleshooting Your ChiRunning Form: Common Hot Spots

Special Circumstances: Uphill Running, Downhill Running, Running in New Terrain and Environments, Fatigue, Illness and Running, Buying Shoes, Treadmill Running, Miscellaneous Tips

Chapter 8. Peak Performance and Racing

Race-Specific Training

Great Training Tips

Race-day Tips

Chapter 9. Getting the Most Chi from Your Food

Principles of ChiRunning Applied to Diet

Practical Steps for a Healthy Diet

Running and Weight Loss

Chapter 10. Run as You Live, Live as You Run

Guidelines for ChiLiving

Opening New Doors

Appendix. A Guide to the Muscles Referred to in the Book

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416549444
Author:
Dreyer, Danny
Publisher:
Fireside Books
With:
Dreyer, Katherine
Author:
Dreyer, Katherine
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
General
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Running
Subject:
Sports injuries
Subject:
Tai Chi
Subject:
Running -- Training.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Subject:
Sports Psychology
Subject:
running; marathon; training; jogging; fitness workout; fitness program; yoga; philosophy; eastern philosophy; fitness plan
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
A Revolutionary Appr
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
117 bandamp;w photos t-o
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 18.69 oz

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"Synopsis" by , More than 24 million people run in the United States alone, but 65 percent will have to stop at least once this year because of injury. Still others will choose to run through the pain. But in this groundbreaking book, ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer teaches us the running technique he created to heal and prevent injuries and also to run faster, farther, and with much less effort at any age.

ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles of the trunk, an approach that grows out of such disciplines as yoga, Pilates, and t'ai chi. This excellent step-by-step program offers training principles and is easily learned.

Dramatically reduce your potential for injuryMake knee pain and shin splints a thing of the pastGreatly reduce post-run recovery timeCreate a safe and effective training program Make running any distance enjoyable whether you're a beginning runner or a seasoned competitor

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