Comment from: Casey Colahan [Visitor]
Casey Colahan

Hi Greg,

I work for ChiRunning, and I just wanted to say we really appreciate your review of the book. Just to let you know, we do have a revised and updated version (2009) that contains additional info on hills & trails technique, troubleshooting, etc. I also wanted to let you know that a new study has just come out that confirms ChiRunning produces the least amount of impact when compared with other traditional running styles. If you'd like to know more about the study, or would like to share with your readers, please feel free to email me. And, please feel free to stop by our office when you're in town for the Asheville Marathon. Thanks again, Casey

01/31/13 @ 17:53
Comment from: Jimmy [Visitor]
Jimmy

Good ole chirunning! It's been around awhile now, but it has certainly held up well, the basic stuff really works! It was what took me to a much higher enjoyment in running and when the barefoot movement took hold it has really integrated well. I found the part where Danny is advised that .".shoes make your feet stupid" .. particularly true.

02/01/13 @ 09:37
Comment from: greg [Member]  

@Casey - thanks for the info! Shot you an email a bit ago. Look forward to speaking with you further.

@Jimmy - For some reason the "good ole chirunning" part really made me grin. It fits. It's a sturdy and straightforward style as opposed to something faddish. You're right about it holding up well, as well as integrating well with the barefoot movement in some areas. The "shoes make your feet stupid" part is central to major barefooters you see out there like Barefoot Ken Bob.

I'm keen on checking out the revised edition and seeing how it continues to evolve.

02/01/13 @ 10:13
Comment from: Doug B [Visitor]
Doug B

I found ChiRunning to be a source of good guidelines when I was really getting back into running and decided to explore minimalist footwear.

After experiencing quite a bit of pain running my first half marathon "my own way," I was looking for a different approach that might help. It was down to Chi and Pose and I found the Chi book first.

If nothing else, I found that thinking about maintaining some kind of form and listening to the 'body sense' distracted me enough that several of my bad running habits simply went away as I stopped over-thinking it.

02/01/13 @ 21:11
Comment from: Rob C [Visitor]
Rob C

I could have written this review, almost word for word, as it coincides with my views.

I'm loving my experiences with Chi running so far, but the book could have been so much better - less is more, for sure! It struck me as a very evangelical book, and as a result very 'American' which I'm not sure suited me from a Brit perspective. A more 'down to earth' approach would have suited me.

But hey, I soon learned to sort through the fluff and cut down to the core essentials, and to ignore the stuff that just didn't seem right!

02/17/14 @ 16:52