Weight loss and injury prevention with Chi Running

September 8th, 2010

Dear Dr. Cucuzzella,

In May 2009 I weighed 334 lbs and started a walking program. I slowly introduced jogging in September, 2009 and have steadily increased my distance and pace. Today I weigh a bit less than 200 lbs and will run my first marathon in 30 years on Sunday. In January I started transitioning to a mid-foot strike using the Chi Running book and DVD. This greatly helped my knee issues. All this time I have been training in ASICS Gel Kayano shoes (I wear a size 10 2E width shoe.) I would like to transition to a more minimalist shoe with less of a heel lift... Thank you for your help.

Best regards
John M, Ph. D.
(I'm a research scientist specializing in materials characterization using electron microscopy)

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