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 the insights of a champion runner to present ChiRunning, a step-by- step audio program to help everyone from beginners to professionals to “run like a kid again”—effortless, free, and boundlessly energetic.
Adapted from the Dreyer’s breakthrough book, ChiRunning shows you how to: create a safe and effective training program that makes proper posture, breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation a natural part of your routine; tap the energy of chi to shorten—or eliminate—your post-run recovery; and dramatically decrease your risk of injury with gentle T’ai Chi stretches and “body looseners.” Includes a guided session to take with you on your next run.
Danny Dreyer, a running coach and nationally ranked ultramarathoner, has more than 30 years of running experience. He is a student of renowned T??ai Chi master George Xu and has been published in Runner??s World and Running Times. He is the author (with Katherine Dreyer) of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. Katherine Dreyer combines 25 years in the health and fitness publishing industry with nearly 20 years of studying Eastern philosophy and practices. From 1991??1995, she was president of New Hope Communications, the leading communications company for the natural health business. She also helped launch and was vice-president of HealthShop.com, a natural health website. Katherine spent the first 10 years of her career in marketing in New York, working for several top advertising firms as well as Time Warner??s HBO Video. In 1989, Katherine left Time Warner and New York City for Boulder, Colorado, and New Hope Communications. In 1999, Katherine convinced Danny that ChiRunning was worthy of their focus and attention. As she says, ??As soon as I heard how people were responding to Danny's classes, I knew that it was important that this information get out to more people.? As cofounders of ChiLiving, Inc., Katherine and Danny have spent the last seven years writing the ChiWalking and ChiRunning books and newsletter, producing the DVDs and other materials, and teaching classes and instructor training courses throughout the country and now abroad. They live with their daughter, Journey, in Asheville, North Carolina.