Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and MarathonPaperback
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- Publisher: TOUCHSTONE
- Format: Paperback | 292 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 20mm | 612g
- Publication date: 1 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 145161795X
- ISBN 13: 9781451617955
- Edition statement: Original.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 38,996
FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE BESTSELLING "CHIRUNNING, "A GAME-CHANGING TRAINING GUIDE FOR INJURY-FREE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING In "Chi Marathon," Danny Dreyer, creator of the revolutionary ChiRunning program, highly respected running coach, and accomplished distance runner, takes a whole-body approach to long-distance running much like T ai Chi making ease and efficiency of movement the prime goal of one s training. "Chi Marathon "is the first book to focus not on building stamina first (though that is covered here) but on how to run all those miles without harming your body. A staggering 80 to 90 percent of marathoners face injuries during their training. This book debunks the myth that marathoners need to push through and beyond pain, and presents a technique-based plan for pain- and injury-free, high-performance half and full marathons. "Chi Marathon "also shows how to improve your performance by developing your own race-specific training plan tailored to your event, and will help you cross the finish line feeling strong no matter your age, body type, or running ability. Run a marathon or half marathon free of pain and injury Transform your racing with the training triad: form, conditioning, and mastery Tap into your chi, an energy source more powerful and enduring than muscles Teach your mind and body to work together as a team and master your event This is the book that distance runners have been waiting for. With "Chi Marathon "you can enjoy the run and feel confident no matter the distance.
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Danny Dreyer, an esteemed running coach, is a former nationally ranked ultramarathon runner. He conducts workshops worldwide and lectures frequently at races and events. He is the coauthor, with Katherine Dreyer, of "ChiRunning "and" ChiWalking." Katherine Dreyer has more than thirty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She partners with Danny to coordinate the international ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs.
Chi Marathon emphasizes the mental and physical components of running and encourages runners to be aware of how their bodies are responding during a run. The tone of the book is positive, and it supports the idea that proper technique is the key to pain-free running. The Dreyers expertly detail how to prepare for a race many runners are likely to find value in the Dreyers program. "--Booklist"