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Amazingly,  it felt relatively effortless and completely

December 31st, 1969

I could have been a contender!

After finishing only 94 of the 250 pages of the book "Chi Running" by Danny
Dreyer, I went out and tested the concepts on my normal Sunday morning "gut
check" run in Bogota. I have run this same route for the last five years,
normally in 41 minutes. My record (up till today) was 38:47 (complete with
lactic acid, spit, tears, puke, oxygen debt, etc). This morning, applying
the Chi Techniques, I ran this same route in 34:43, over four minutes faster
than my record. Amazingly, it felt relatively effortless and completely
pain free. I verified that my watch was not broken.

I have been running nonstop since 1969, been a faithful subscriber to
Runners World since then, read all George Sheehan's books, etc, Who could
possibly tell me anything about running?

Now at age 51, I have discoverd I was doing it all wrong. Just as well. I
probably wouldnt have had any room left on my mantles for all the plaques,
trophies, and medals I should have won during the last 36 years.

I am CCing my running friends so that they can read this book and be all
they can be. Although it is a risk sending this to Bruce Yost because he
will be entering my age category soon, and will surely kick my ass with this

Kevin Higgins
Retired US Army Colonel


ChiRunning began to enrich my life on July 3, 2010 when I read the first 100 pages of the book and went for a run, and just focusing on ankle lift made a difference! My running life continues to transform and create joy! I smile when I run and love every minute. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of this ChiRunning community. Thank you for the opportunity to pursue becoming an Instructor.