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Old 04-16-05, 06:30 AM   #1
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I purchased the book ChiRunning by Danny Dryer about 3 weeks ago and have been reading it off and on. This morning was the first run where I really focused throughout the whole run on his techniques. Throughout the run I focused on the form he teaches in his book and not trying to run fast (he prescribes building up your running by form first then distance and then speed). I found my running to me much more natural and almost effortless. I was surprised to find that when I ended my run (I just did a 4 mile run) that my time was 3.5 minutes less than what I usually run 4 miles. Wow.

The running techniques and forms in the book are also supposed to drastically reduce injuries. So people with PF, shin splints, knee problems may be interested.

Anywho, I thought I'd pass on a great book and grea running experience.
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Would you mind posting the ISBN for the book? Thanks!
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ISBN 074325144X
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

What Danny Dryer teaches in the book is how to get away from "power running" which is how most people in most of the world run and instead run more like a Kenyan. You learn to not use your leg muscles as much when you run - instead use gravity (forward lean) and your core muscles to create pendulum effect. Also, the running form has you landing on the midsole of your foot instead of you heel. This increases your speed, and reduces injuries, as you are not "braking" by heel striking as you run.

I found ChiRunning to be so far as revolutionary to my running as total immersion has been to my swimming.
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Thanks for the link and ISBN info. I'll see if I can't dig it up while I'm in Orlando next week.
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I'm truly lazy. Been running like this for years. I call it "Choctaw running." It looks like I hardly lift my feet off the ground. Peolple are always amazed if I say I was running say, an eight minute pace, when they pass me in the car or otherwise see me on the road in the middle of a run. Their responses are inevitably similar: "Gee. You didn't look like you were running that fast. Are you sure?"

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I've taken a training class with Danny, the author of the book. Seems like it helped my form alot, but i've gotten lazy with it. The one thing I will say is that it is amazing to watch Danny run, the guy looks like he barely touches the ground are there is no pounding or jarring movement.
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