Training

Chi Running partners with Asheville MarathonHigh-5-Danny Dreyer by Houck Medford

Get Chi Training, the official Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate training program, and learn the Chi Running technique to complete the Asheville Marathon, or Half, pain and injury-free, preparing you for this particular elite course where civilized meets primitive.

 

Chi-Training programs include:
  • Training specifically for the Asheville Marathon or Half at Biltmore Estate with ChiRunning founder, Danny Dreyer so you can run your best marathon ever!
  • 4 Chi Running technique clinics in Asheville with in-person support from Danny (package specific)
  • Video lessons of the Chi Running techniques to increase your aerobic and cardiovascular capacity, improve efficiency, and stay injury-free
  • Weekly emails with that week’s workouts to keep you motivated and on track with your training
  • An easy-to-use online log
  • Chi solutions to physical issues
  • ChiRunningButtonComprehensive Appendices to answer your questions
  • Helpful reports on your progress
  • Chi forums to connect with other runners training for the Asheville Marathon & Half

 

There are 4 Packages to match your training needs:

PersonalBeginnerBeginner Group & Online Training: Asheville Marathon & Half Training with ChiRunning Founder & Beginner Online Program — This training package includes essential in-person support from Danny at technique clinics, weekly hill workouts, and weekly long runs, in addition to the 20-week online training program. This course is designed for beginner marathon runners and is recommended for anyone who can comfortably run a 10K by the start of the program on October 29. $124.95 ORDER THIS TRAINING PACKAGE!

 

OnlineBeginnerBeginner Online Training: Asheville Marathon & Half Beginner Online Training Program — The official Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate e-Chi Training Program to help you learn the ChiRunning technique. This online program with video lessons is designed for beginner marathon runners and is recommended for anyone who can comfortably run a 10K by the start of the program on October 29. Once you order this package, you will receive a link via email to activate your online program. Online training starts October 29. $79.95 ORDER THIS TRAINING PACKAGE!

 

PersonalIntermediateIntermediate Group & Online Training: Asheville Marathon & Half Training with ChiRunning Founder & Beginner Online Program — This training package includes essential in-person support from Danny at technique clinics, weekly hill workouts, and weekly long runs, in addition to the 20-week online training program. This course is designed for intermediate marathon runners and is recommended for those who have run a marathon before. $124.95 ORDER THIS TRAINING PACKAGE!

 

OnlineIntermediateIntermediate Online Training: Asheville Marathon & Half Beginner Online Training Program — The official Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate e-Chi Training Program to help you learn the ChiRunning technique. This online program with video lessons is designed for intermediate marathon runners and is recommended for those who have run a marathon before. Once you order this package, you will receive a link via email to activate your online program. Online training starts October 29. $79.95 ORDER THIS TRAINING PACKAGE! 

 

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Chi-Training Testimonials:

“The training plan gave me confidence entering the race and the group support was incredibly helpful during the later stages of the race. I was pleasantly surprised that the recovery time was so short. My expectation prior to beginning Chi training was to be completely wasted with a week or more of recovery. I was aware that pain/discomfort meant I was missing a focus. I was able to run through my mental checklist and correct issues before they became disabling. My current focus is relaxing my ankles to eliminate ankle/achilles discomfort.”   – AVL Biltmore Marathon Training Program participant

 

“Sticking to the planned runs helped me gain the confidence for being able to run a marathon! I was worried about the hills since we weren’t able to practice the course ahead of time. Danny’s instructions about what to do on training runs was right on! I felt strong and enjoyed the hills during the marathon! Lots of things about ChiRunning helped – body sensing, form focuses, y’chi, arm twirls while running downhill (Danny showed that to us at one of the technique clinics), learning about cadence and more! I found the training calendar very easy to work with. It was very helpful to have direct links for videos for the daily form focuses. I found the menu listings to be very useful as well (such as, the appendices, vision & goals, programs, reports, etc.).” – AVL Biltmore Marathon Training Program participant

 

“I did make it to one of the technique clinics and got a ton out of it! Danny Dreyer is so down to earth and amazing. Jeff, too, was very helpful and knowledgeable! When I signed up for the marathon, I wasn’t really sure why people ran marathons. But, I learned so much about myself through the training, gained confidence and really enjoyed the marathon experience. I wouldn’t say it was an easy run, but it was a happy one!!” - AVL Biltmore Marathon Training Program participant

‘Run with the Race Director’ 

The Asheville Marathon – Run with the Race Director! from houckmedford.com on Vimeo December 2012.