I’ll admit, I saw the word, “Chi” and was scared off at first. When I was given the opportunity to review Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon, the word pain-free caught my eye. I’m training for my second half marathon this year and having run one, I like the idea of a pain-free half marathon.

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Chi Running Philosophy

Chi Running’s philosophy is based on the idea that humans are born to run (which makes total sense to me.) We were not born to drive a car. Our legs are our built-in mode of transportation.

The Chi in Chi Marathon is for Tai’ Chi because the authors, Danny & Katherine Dreyer have incorporated the philosophies of Tai’ Chi into their running program.

Chi Marathon Training

Chi Marathon works on your mind along with your body when training you for your race. I know that conquering the half marathon is as much a mind game as it is a body game. After reading the first few chapters, I’m convinced that this training plan will have me better prepared for running my next half marathon.

I’m going to train using the Chi Marathon methods and I will keep you posted on my progress. I struggle more with the mental part of running and I do worry about injury from overdoing it and not training correctly.

If the Chi part of the Chi Marathon has stopped you from reading the book, don’t! Read the book!

Let’s Talk About Chi Marathon!

Do you use a “method” of running? Have you had any running injuries? Have you read Chi Running or Chi Marathon? Share your thoughts!

Disclosure: I received the Chi Marathon book in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links within the post.