ChiRunning Performance

We Give Performance a Whole New Meaning

When most people use the words running and performance in the same sentence, images of speed and podium finishes come up. We think that’s a very limited use of the word, and we’re here to set the record straight and give “performance” some room to breathe.

Mastery is not the goal... perpetual improvement is.

The performance of any runner should never be judged by how fast or far they run, but by how diligent they are in practicing to improve their running skills.

When you improve your running skills, you can create greater speed with less effort, higher mileage with less recovery time, and the ability to instantly respond well to any challenge.

ChiRunning is designed to bring you into a perpetual discovery process.

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Good performance is the result of mindful skills developed over time

Not all running situations require strength. Strategic awareness, adaptability, persistence, relaxation, and consistently monitoring your body’s limits – all play a role in creating good performance.

Paying attention, Body Sensing and mental focus are three of the important “performance skills” you’ll learn from ChiRunning. This approach can take your training way beyond the limited results of a training program based solely on strength.

It’s not about the medal

Yeah, finisher medals are cool to collect. But, we’d like you to come away from every event with much more than another piece of “hardware.”

Being well-conditioned is only a part of turning in a good performance. That’s just the physical part. We want you to be mentally ready and psychologically at the top of your game when you step up to that start line. How would it feel to finish every race without the exhaustion and recovery time you currently go through?

This doesn’t just take event training to a whole new level, but in a different direction altogether. We guarantee you’ll feel the difference.

The ChiRunning Formula for Success

Performance


When most people use the words running and performance in the same sentence, images of speed and podium finishes come up. We think that’s a very limited use of the word, and we’re here to set the record straight and give “performance” some room to breathe.

Conditioning


Conditioning is all about toning your muscles and strengthening structurally weak areas in your body. When you run correctly you naturally strengthen the muscles that provide support while relaxing muscles no longer needed for propulsion.

Conditioning

Technique


ChiRunning is based in a centuries-old principle from T’ai Chi: shift your workload to the core muscles. This allows your leg muscles to do less, and the lower leg muscles to do almost nothing.

Technique

What others are saying...

ChiRunning has improved my running so much I am able to compete at a new level. Your method has made all the difference in the world.

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