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The best-selling runner’s book, Chi Running®, is now an iPhone app to help you run faster, easier, and injury-free. Created by ChiRunning founder, Danny Dreyer, this app is feature-laden with Chi Running video lessons, audio coaching, guided runs, and a built in metronome - tools for you to always run your best.

Ever noticed how some runners seem to float as they pass you by? That grace and ease will be yours as Danny coaches you through your runs. You’ll learn the technique that has taught hundreds of thousands to run relaxed, efficiently, and with less injury. For beginning runners, weekend warriors, marathoners and speed demons alike, everyone benefits from improved running technique.

Inspired by the ease and power of movement in his T'ai Chi practice, Danny brought these principles to his coaching and ultramarathon running with great success. You’ll practice “intelligent movement”; using good technique to save your body from undue effort and injury. Danny’s voice will talk you through Guided Runs with audio focuses played at self-selected, repeating intervals. These audio and video lessons will help you achieve your running goals; whether to start running, run a PR, complete a half or full marathon, or run for the rest of your life without injury.

Practice your technique while tracking your distance, pace, caloric burn, and mapping your routes. The workout log function allows you to track your run history and share it with friends.

Unique among running apps, the Chi Running® app is a complete coaching tool for improving your running technique and boosting your training.

Running never felt this good!


Please note: This app can only be used on the iPhone, not on iPads or the iPod Touch.


The Chi Run app features:

•18 video lessons of the key Chi Running focuses
•A unique Guided Run feature - Chi Run audio focuses prompt you as you run
•Pick which of the 23 Chi Run Focuses you want to practice and choose from 5 selectable time intervals
•4 different Guided Runs to choose from: Tempo, Intervals, Long Slow Distance (LSD), and Custom
•Built in metronome with two beat sounds
•Workout timer with pause and resume
•GPS mapping of running routes
•Running history with daily run data: distance, pace, elevation gain, calories burned
•Weekly mileage totals displayed and stored
•Video and audio reminders of 8 pre-run Body Looseners and 6 Post-run stretches
•Music fades when audio reminders play during your Guided Runs
•Separate volume settings for metronome and Chi Focuses
•Share your runs on Facebook and Twitter
•Export your runs to Map My Run
•Track your distance in US/English or Metric units

The Chi Running App is also your portal into our world of on-line training plans, books and DVDs, and 200 Certified Chi Running instructors around the world.

For Questions or help with the application, send us an email to

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Customer Reviews


I have to admit I gulped at the $10 price for this app, since I usually don't spend more than a couple of bucks, and that's on apps for my kid. But, Chirunning doesn't do lame, so I decided to bite the bullet.

I'm a newbie Chirunner, so the guided coaching and videos are perfect. I love the option for body looseners at the beginning of runs. I think my favorite thing, though, are the chi focuses during runs. It's a clear reminder to be mindful and refocus. Just like meditation. Awesome.

Three things for possible improvement: 1) I am slightly perplexed about getting the post-run stretches to automatically start after I've ended a run, 2) I'd prefer if the metronome merely fades in the background during chi focuses rather than turning off completely, and 3) as someone else suggested, a walk/run interval option would be great.

Four stars only because the app is imperfect, but it is 100% worth the $9.99. If you're a Chirunner, it's invaluable.

Good, but could be great!

Awesome for reminders about form, and for tracking runs. However, doesn't allow for audible stats (time, distance, pace) so you have to keep reactivating your iPhone to visually see the information. This forces you to 1. Keep your phone in a visually accessible place, and 2. Keep fiddling with your phone to get the info which messes up your pace, form, concentration, etc. Maybe more advanced runners don't need these "updates", but as a beginner - intermediate runner, I miss this feature that my other training / running apps have.

Videos worth price of App

The videos really drive home the key components of Chi Running. I have gone through them all and have taken my first run using the app. I have used other running apps and all of their features are found in this app but you also get the metronome, music integration, and Chi Running tips. It cost more than the other running apps I have purchased, but for a Chi Runner it should be a no brainer.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Released: May 06, 2013
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 152 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: ChiLIving, INC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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