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ChiRunning Training Supports a Positive Attitude

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue May 28th, 2013, 6 comments

Keeping a positive attitude can be challenging - at mile 18 of a marathon, or if you’re out of shape and trying to get active again, or even when you’re at the top of your game but have a challenging workout.

The ChiRunning focuses don’t just help you physically; these technique focuses also help you have a more positive attitude. When your body feels strong and capable, your mind will follow. Danny explains more in this video.


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  • marathon training,
  • running technique,
  • running,
  • distance running,
  • Positive Thinking

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Lisa Pozzoni May 30th, 2013 08:47am

Love this quick vlog from Danny!  I never thought ChiRunning would impact me mentally and emotionally as much as it has…seriously changed my life in so many ways and not just physical…I am eternally grateful for ChiRunning and how it’s changed my life!

Hi Danny,

I just wanted to thank you for writing Chi Marathon.  I just finished my first marathon on Monday, sprinting across the finishing line.

Exactly one year ago I watched my wife run a relay leg of a marathon and decided to do one targeting June 2013.  I’m 34 and hadn’t run in 15 years (spending all of my time surfing). 

Summer 2012 I couldn’t get past 4 miles without developing tendonitis in my knees.  When a friend suggested Chi Running I bought the first book adopted the technique and built up to 10 miles injury free by Christmas.  Then I saw the Chi marathon book and followed the programme to the letter since January.

My objective in January was to “finish strong”.  I must have run past 100 people in the last two miles. You’re focuses helped throughout the race. My brother-in-law has a great photo of me crossing the finishing line holding hands with my 5y.o. daughter, with a big smile on my face.

Sorry for this essay but I wanted to write to you as I’m so grateful to you and your wife for writing these books.


Hi Mark,

Congrats on finishing your first marathon, and finishing strong! I’m so happy to hear that ChiRunning is working for you. Would we have your permission to add your story to our testimonials? We’d love to include the photo you mentioned if you’d be okay with us posting it. You can send it to

Thanks so much for sharing your story,

You’re so right about a positive attitude. It’s very hard!

Jorge Ramirez Jun 9th, 2013 04:48pm

I recently read your Chi Running Book and like countless others, it changed my life.  I’m completely sold on the techniques and hope to be a life-long runner.  In your “Pace per Minute” interview, you stated that you would like to see the Chi Running technique taught in schools.  I am a school administrator in Fresno, CA, (The fourth largest school district in CA)where running is a growing sport/lifestyle among my colleagues, district-wide.  Please let me know if and how I can be a tool if you ever decide to proceed with this endeavor.



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