The Chance to Run the Boston Marathon

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I am 41 years old, and yesterday I ran my 19th marathon. My best time is 2:57 which was 20 years ago. I stopped running for about 10 years but started up again about 4 years ago. In this new ‘age’ for me, my best race was 3 years ago with a 3:29, which left me totally drained.

In the last couple of years my condition was deteriorating (marathons of  around 3:50), and then I learned about ChiRunning and bought the book. I followed all the lessons in my trainings, and also bought the metronome.

Yesterday, I ran the Austin marathon hoping (with not much probability) to qualify for Boston (below 3:20) and, being really concentrated in ChiRunning, (I even bought the recommended shoes) I made it !!! (3:19:26)  I checked every mile that I was on time.

I never “hit the wall.” And, although it wasn’t an easy pace, I finished very well (no injury, cramps, nothing… just a little soreness, the kind that is ‘comfortable’ from a good race).

I’m 99.999% sure that without ChiRunning I wouldn’t have made it. I even listened carefully Danny Dreyer’s 2 podcasts with Kerry Sullivan some weeks ago.

Danny, with all my sincere gratitude I thank your guidance, because you personally gave me the chance to run Boston marathon… a dream come true!  I owe you this dream, thanks again, you’ve made another really happy guy.