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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,294 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danny Dreyer Narrator: Danny Dreyer Publisher: Sounds True Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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It sounds incredible, but running can be a thoroughly enjoyable, lifelong practice - without injury or fatigue. Ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer combines the wisdom of T'ai Chi with insights of a champion runner to present ChiRunning, a step-by-step audio program to help everyone from beginners to professionals run like a kid again - effortless, free, and boundlessly energetic.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah Hortin | 2/19/2014

    " I found myself skimming this a lot. I'm not sure if I am 100% on board with his ideas but I'll give it a shot. I'm going to borrow the DVD from the library so maybe the visual will help? I've also talked to my physical therapist about it and he said the ideas are sound but the execution is challenging and could end up causing more damage if not done properly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/19/2014

    " Highly recommended for technique and injury prevention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/18/2014

    " I'm not sure what to rate this yet since I haven't tested the technique. Three stars right now just for getting me excited about running. I'm really hoping the promise of effortless running is true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 2/16/2014

    " A very good approach to mechanics and mental barriers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/14/2014

    " This book is changing how I run . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Pope | 2/11/2014

    " Revolutionized the way that I ran. I feel that the techniques in the book have given me tools to be avoid injuries and improve my speed with less effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/7/2014

    " I needed to read this book. Like most long distance runners, I battle with injury constantly. Dreyer's development of ChiRunning gives me hope for a injury free running career as I develop my skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/29/2014

    " I'm updating my review as I just finished reading this book for a 2nd time. I'm trying this method and I'm actually running for the 1st time in my life. I'm definitely not perfect at it... but I'm incorporating this method as best as I can and it seems to be working. Before, when I tried to run, I've always had injuries that made me stop. This is the longest I've ever been able to run. So... I'm upping my review to 4 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " Very interesting and makes a lot of sense...now let's see if I can actually incorporate it into my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/17/2014

    " My running partner gave me this book. I learned a lot about increasing performance through posture, chi energy, and diet. I highly recommend this book to elite and aspiring runners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Galanis | 1/6/2014

    " There were parts of this book that seemed really far out and hard to swallow, but it also gave me some solid advice on running technique and stretching that I found to be extremely useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana | 1/6/2014

    " I am always interested in ways to improve my running, which also improves my life. just go out and run! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Collier | 12/19/2013

    " My introduction to minimalist running. I've incorporated many of the chi focuses into my running. It's working well for me after about two months. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/15/2013

    " This is what I was looking for in a running book. Dreyer focuses heavily on technique, that is paying attention to good form. Of course there are arguments over what constitutes good form and not everyone agrees with Dreyer. To me this seems like good stuff, but I'm very much a beginning runner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda C | 11/28/2013

    " Insightful. My form improved after reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Krupa | 9/5/2013

    " Great insight to improving your running technique. However, a bit too focused on the metaphysical aspects vs. the actual science behind the running form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 4/20/2013

    " Anyone who runs casually or seriously should at least check this book out to see what it has to say. I am still working on (and imagine I will be for the rest of my running career) the Chi Running form, but I feel like I did gain a lot from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guido | 3/6/2013

    " Ik lees het als ebook. Machtig interessant. Ben benieuwd naar de workshop in Etten-Leur waar ik zal zien hoe het er in de praktijk uitziet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 2/11/2013

    " Before reading, I was a non-runner. Now I'm a really slow runner, but I run entirely pain-free (knock on woord). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 12/5/2012

    " My running has been sidelined several times over the past few years by various injuries, but this method so far seems very helpful in learning to run in a way that leads to less pain and more fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 melissa/missy | 12/1/2012

    " These techniques eliminated my knee pain almost immediately, and are helping me to actually enjoy running as a form of meditation. Didn't see that one coming, but it's pretty awesome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 11/10/2012

    " ok - I hurt myself trying out these techniques. I still am trying to adapt some but this is no silver bullet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suki | 10/29/2012

    " I'm definitely putting this into action. We'll see how it goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Maloney | 10/9/2012

    " Gave up on this one. Had a great message but to much work and thinking involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoJami Tyler | 1/19/2012

    " Outstanding book! Love the idea that running is a technique that needs to be focused on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmel | 1/6/2012

    " I've been reading and re-reading this book for a couple of years now. It is a wonderful resource for those who are starting out running or who have had trouble with injuries in the past. I'm both of those people. The book has made a world of difference in my training. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 10/8/2011

    " Not sure what I think of all the Chi ideas, but the running form instruction has been a huge help for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/25/2011

    " This book was great!!! It was finally able to "show" what I should look like when I'm running. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/23/2011

    " Good read and probably helped me solve my knee issues to some extent but I think the DVD is really necessary, at least for me it would have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 8/14/2011

    " Great book...learned a few techniques of a lifetime and will (and have) reference to this book often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 7/28/2011

    " It feels like I've started off right with this book. Running is now fun and interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessietaylortanner | 7/16/2011

    " Meh. A little too 'mystical' for me. I can't embrace the thought that I could be 'spilling my chi' with the wrong posture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 5/17/2011

    " The technique gets five stars for making my running so much more pleasant and efficient. The writing gets two stars for being cheesy, repetitive, and too hippy-dippy. Hence, an average of three. I recommend all runners give this a vigorous skim! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olivierco | 4/20/2011

    " I wasn't convinced at all by the "Chi" part of the book.
    There are however some other good reasons to read it, especially the detailed advices on posture, the pre-run routine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/25/2009

    " I needed to read this book. Like most long distance runners, I battle with injury constantly. Dreyer's development of ChiRunning gives me hope for a injury free running career as I develop my skills. "

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