ChiMarathon Book & DVD

Cross the Finish Line Energized: ChiMarathon Book & ChiRunning DVD

Train for your marathon or half marathon with ChiRunning

Whether this is your first or hundredth marathon, ChiMarathon gives you the tools you need to transform your running.

“I’m running 52 marathons, that’s a marathon a week. I’ve been doing ChiRunning for 2 years. It’s saved me and I love it.” – Julie W.

This best-seller package is available to purchase with the digital ChiRunning DVD, allowing you to stream and download the .mp4 file directly to your computer, to view on your devices!

Book w/ Digital DVD

Purchase the ChiMarathon book w/ the ChiRunning digital DVD and get immediate access to stream or download the .mp4 file directly to your devices! Just $39.95

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Book w/ Digital & Physical DVD

Purchase the ChiMarathon book w/ the ChiMarathon physical DVD and get access to the digital DVD for immediate streaming or download access. Just $49.95

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Running never felt this good!

Running a marathon doesn’t have to be hard… and it doesn’t have to hurt. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner-in-training or you want to run your first marathon, ChiRunning will help you run with ease, energy and joy.

ChiRunning embodies the inner focus and natural flow of T’ai Chi to create a ground-breaking technique that takes the pain and injury out of running. And, you don’t need to know a thing about T’ai Chi for ChiRunning to transform your running.

Race-specific training

No two marathons are alike, so no two training programs should be the same. ChiMarathon helps you develop a training strategy specific to the event you want to run, so you’ll never be caught off-guard by unexpected inclines or course conditions.

Run with confidence

Save your knees, feel lighter on your feet, and run farther and faster with less recovery time. We’ll show you how to get rid of what slows you down and you’ll run better than ever.

ChiMarathon Book

ChiMarathon Book: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon

Written by bestselling author, ultra marathoner, and ChiRunning creator, Danny Dreyer

Now considered the marathon runner’s owner’s manual, ChiMarathon is the most innovative book on marathon training:

  • Learn how and why ChiRunning works
  • Reduce impact and risk of injury
  • Learn how to spend your energy wisely to prevent fatigue, improve endurance, and gain speed
  • Become a better runner while you train
  • Feel great during training and at the finish line – no ice baths or pain meds!
  • 7-phase training system gives you focus and makes training manageable
  • Guidance to develop a race-specific training plan that will fully prepare you for race day
  • Includes our technique-based Beginner half and full marathon training programs

ChiRunning is now taught in 23 countries around the world by over 200 Certified ChiRunning Instructors.

Introduction: Love Running Forever

  • The Ideal Training Triad: Form, Conditioning, and Mastery
  • T’ai Chi and Running
  • Running: An Innate Part of Who We Are
  • Finding Yourself in This Book

Chapter 1: The Many Faces of the Marathon

  • The ChiMarathon Vision and Challenge
  • Natural Running, Barefoot-like Running, Minimalist Running
  • Intelligent & Effortless Movement
  • The Chi in ChiMarathon & Creating the Conditions for Energy to Flow
  • Cooperating with Forces
  • The Whole-Body Marathon & Body Sensing: A Process of Discovery
  • The Seven Phases of Training for a Marathon

Chapter 2: Phase I: Vision, Goals, and Planning

  • The Power of Intention & Personal Assessment
  • Choosing a Training Program & The Anatomy of the Ideal Workout
  • Your Training Schedule
  • Shoes, Accessories, Clothing, and Nutrition

Chapter 3: Phase II: The Technique Phase

  • The ChiRunning Training Principles
  • The Form Focuses: The Building Blocks of Good Technique
  • The Form Focus Workout: Repetition and Accuracy

Chapter 4: Phase III: The Conditioning Phase

  • Functional Relaxation & Body Sensing 2.0
  • Preparation for the Conditioning Phase & Reviewing Your Visions and Goals
  • Assess Your Conditioning and Your Technique
  • The Time Trial & Pacing and PRE
  • Functional Workouts & The LSD Run
  • How to Become the Ultimate Fat-Burning Machine & Use of the Heart Rate Monitor
  • Fueling, Hydration, and Electrolyte Replacement
  • Managing Your Energy for the Long Run & Conserving Energy
  • Midweek Training Runs: Expanding Your Running Horizons

Chapter 5: Phase IV: The Mastery Phase

  • Race-Specific Training
  • Assess Yourself: Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally
  • The Mastery Phase Time Trial
  • Race Planning: Know the Territory Ahead and Train Accordingly
  • Weekly Workouts in the Mastery Phase

Chapter 6: Phase V: Taper Time

  • Your Training During Taper Time
  • Rest, Relax, Flow––but No Funny Stuff
  • Race Week Pre-Race Diet
  • Preparing for Race Day
  • Race Week Logistics: The Big List

Chapter 7: Phase VI: Race Weekend

  • Pre-race Preparation
  • What Not to Do the Day Before Your Race
  • Race Day
  • Crossing the Finish Line
  • The Day After

Chapter 8: Phase VII: Rest and Renewal

  • Your End-of-Event Review
  • The Fringe Benefits of Failure
  • Keep Moving
  • Moving Forward
  • Multiple Marathons
  • Upward Spiral of Chi

Chapter 9: Advanced ChiRunning Techniques

  • The Five-Element Theory of ChiRunning
  • Are You an Advanced ChiRunner?
  • Advanced Topics

Chapter 10: Training the Whole Person: Lifestyle Components for Success

  • Creating a Life with Flow
  • Have a Consistent Schedule: An Exercise in Rate and Rhythm
  • Support from Friends and Family
  • Rest and Recuperation
  • The Multiple Marathon Lifestyle
  • Energy Management and the Mindful Lifestyle
  • Infuse Yourself with the Positive


  • Beginner Half Marathon Training Program, 16 Weeks
  • Beginner Marathon Training Program, 24 Weeks

ChiRunning DVD

It’s like having a personal running coach available anytime… anywhere!

Highlights include:  

  • Stream the digital DVD and/or download it directly to your computer to watch on your devices; for a few dollars more, get the digital and physical DVD
  • Visually learn how easy it can be to run your best for a lifetime
  • Instill the technique in your body through easy-to-follow lessons and drills
  • Learn how to use gravity for propulsion
  • Lighten your load, engage your core, and get stronger with each run

Running Time: 64 minutes (NTSC Format)

What others are saying...

My first marathon took me 6 hours. My second took me 6 hours and 3 minutes. My third only lasted 19 miles. And then someone on the bus told me about ChiRunning.

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Buying Options

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