ChiRunner Decreased Half-Marathon Time by 42 Minutes

February 8th, 2011

Dear Danny and Katherine,

I finished the Buffalo Half Marathon at Catalina Island in 5:12. That may seem excessively long, but I took 42 minutes off my last year's time. (I also didn't get stuck in the mud this year.) I think most of the time I gained was due to relaxing on the downhill and using my knees as shock absorbers to 'run' more fluidly thanks to your and Steve Mackel's coaching. I am trying to eat 90% vegan as per Katherine's advice to watch my diet. I am feeling more clear headed. Thank you both for sharing your expertise.

Susan D.

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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.

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