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Excellent, comprehensive detail on technique, stretching, pre-and post-run mobility drills, tips on programming and racing - pretty much the only running resource you'd ever need. I think any runner at any level of ability could find something of value here. It's put me on the path of being able to run safely and comfortably - something I haven't been able to do since I was 17.
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TinkerBot | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 8, 2022 |
A lot to take in, and the kind of book I think you put into practice as you read it. Chi running is more of an adaptive process than I first imagined, and will take some time and effort to incorporate. I like the idea, though, of having core muscle groups do more of the work so your legs and smaller muscles get to flow along with the momentum. Based on Tai Chi, the zen-like nature of Chi running appeals to me.'s gonna take time. Really needed to get the DVD to fully understand it, i think, as a book just can't do learning form justice. But I imagine that was their marketing plan all along, as the DVD is plugged often in this book. Chi Running is also supportive of minimalist/barefoot running, so I may learn how to safely run longer distances in my Vibrams relying on this method.
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TommyHousworth | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 5, 2022 |
Effortless, Injury-free Running is a dream for every runner, and this book promises to make it come true. The processes explained in this book do make a lot of sense, but how it all works out in practice is to be seen after giving it a try, which I hope to do soon. The writing is not great, the author keeps repeating himself and certain points are not clear even after rereading; the illustrations could have been better. But, all of that can be forgiven if it delivers what it promises in real life.
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aravind_aar | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2021 |
Some good points. A little too much woo for me. Also writer trying to be funny and wasn't.
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RunsOnEspresso | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 25, 2020 |
Excellent book, the proof will be in the pudding though...
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TonyAnderson | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 16, 2019 |
Total waste of time if you've read ChiRunning. All of it could be in a pamphlet. Almost entirely the same material. And ChiRunning is pretty thin too, while not entirely useless it is very repetitive. So clearly about raking in the dough that it grates.
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sibylline | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 6, 2016 |
First, I am not a runner! Recently, I tuned into bits of conversation my peers were having on Chi Running, and my interest was piqued. I'm attracted to the idea of moving the body in ways it was designed to move: effortlessly, without stress, and without injury. And I believe that posture has much to do with not only the body's physical health, but also the mind, the emotions, and the spirit. Dreyer is a natural teacher: instruction is clear, concise, and easy to follow. I've discovered that he has done Chi Walking, and I will definitely be seeking it out.
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lit_chick | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 24, 2015 |
Think of the 3 stars as a starting point here. I've only toyed with the methods in the book a little bit so far. So the book gets 3/5 but the technique may rank higher.
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mimerki | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 31, 2013 |
The author asks you to completely relax during running and practice "body sense"--a way of feeling whether you are running with good posture and in alignment. I haven't been able to try the techniques yet, but I've heard good things and I'm anxious to see what it's like.
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nycnorma | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 30, 2013 |
I've been running 10-20 miles a week on and off for the last 7 years. In the last 2 years, I've done it a bit more seriously, entering races for the first time, all distances between 5k and 10 miles. In these last couple years I've experienced recurrent injuries in my left leg, starting with my ankle, then my groin, and lately my knee. Physical therapy has had me focusing on strengthening my core each time, but ChiRunning is giving me a new running form to use that core strength and take stress off my legs.

I still have not run very far with this form and have only done so on a treadmill. But I've noticed the difference immediately. We'll see how it holds up over the next couple months of training for two longer races (for me) filled with hills.

The beginning of the book is filled with a bit too much hype. I also am skeptical of any program that claims to work for everyone. But this is definitely worth your time if you want to be a more efficient runner and prevent injuries. It's also good for the beginning runner. Build good habits before the bad ones get ingrained!

I recommend the audio book for those who can run in a safe environment while listening. Please don't run in traffic with headphones on! You can't improve your running form when you've been run over by a truck!½
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zhejw | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 16, 2010 |
I haven't read many running books and I suspect they have similarities, in that a large part of the beginning of the book was dedicated to telling us how excellent "Chi running" is. It's subtitled "A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running". Basically, it's an anti- what he calls "power running" (building up muscles for running which are then a) heavy to move around b) restrictive of joint movement) and a call for a more flexible, tai-chi based idea of body-awareness, being in the moment and lightness of foot.

Amongst the tai-chi theory (which is not pushed down your throat) and the slightly alien concept of running while inclined forwards, which is meant to make gravity help you run and avoid heel-striking (I'm going to try that in my run today) there is a lot of sensible and useful stuff - some great exercises for loosening up the joints and tendons, which I will be taking on board (some of the "loosening up" exercises are suspiciously similar to the usual runners' stretches) and some good solid advice on building form then distance then speed and preparing for a race. I was pleased to see I am already an exponent of some of his theories (keeping loose, body aware and relaxed on a downhill run, keeping the arms relaxed etc) but I would imagine most runners would fit this category in some way. Nice to see he recommends looking at yourself in a shop window to check posture - how I miss our Woolworths and McDonalds on the High Street for that!

Still, an inspiring read, as I find the magazines and the other book I've read, and some good stuff to take away and try.
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LyzzyBee | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 9, 2009 |
If you ever studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan for at least for a few months you'll probably agree with the author on many points. The book provides valuable tips for developing a rather effortless running style based on the principles of T'ai Chi. It was interesting read for me because I have never taught about applying my T'ai Chi experience to running. Now that the book presents the big picture I can see easily.

But of course don't expect any magic happen instantly. The book is repetitive and there's a point to it, you need to be repetitive in some sense, too in order to benefit. You have to be actively monitoring what you're doing, too.

If you are a runner and decide to attend to some T'ai Chi classes after this book you are going to understand what it is all about. Maybe the most important part of the book was the part where the author talked about the faces of children as they were running. Children are very relaxed and have fun. (And then we learn how to be stiff, stressed and focused on wrong things which takes a lot of training to get rid of).
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EmreSevinc | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 19, 2009 |
I picked up ChiRunning after just having hurt my foot from over-running it. Wrapping my head around the different methods used was difficult at first, but the new approach has proven very helpful. Many people already viewed some of my running methods as unconventional so testing out this new form of mechanics was not a big step. This book, along with a few others, have changed the way that I look toward training in athletics. Form comes first, and speed or distance flow out of a good form. Also, a big fundamental piece of the puzzle is that power flows out from the core, not the extremities.
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tyroeternal | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 17, 2008 |
Very interesting new take on how to run. The author runs about 35 miles per week and is still able to run ultramarathons without pain or injury--at an age most of us would consider it impossible!

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Iralell | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 21, 2008 |
Enjoyed this book and the techniques appear logical. I am just starting to practice them now and the proof will be in how things go over the coming weeks and months. Well written and the photography helps bring the principles that he is trying to put forward to life.½
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vikitracey | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 15, 2008 |
Este libro me ha enseñado a correr
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amcrespo | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 10, 2007 |