Running with son because of Chi Running! - Chi Running

Running with son because of Chi Running!

November 1st, 2010

So four weeks after the New York City Chi Running workshop, and I'm thrilled with the results, and so glad I was able to do it. I went into it because I decided I wanted to get back to running after several years off-- not from all exercise, just running. I have a regular yoga practice and was walking, but I felt that my body could not tolerate running any more for a variety of reasons. My son became a runner though, and a very good one (not quite 14 years old and just ran a 5k in 18.07) and I wanted to be able share running with him. 

I started about 5 weeks before the workshop and was able to get to an uncomfortable 3 miles at a 12 minute mile pace, and felt pretty depleted at the end, and repeatedly discouraged and pained by the hills on the course. Today, 4 weeks later, I ran 4.6 miles at a 10 minute pace, felt completely fine, and am anxious to add the next .4 to the route. I barely notice the "hot spots" on the route, and today actually had what I will call a Jonathan Livingston Seagull experience (dating myself here! Hope you are old enough to know what I mean!) where I was aware of where I was at a certain point and then went completely elsewhere in my mind only "waking up" when I was quite a ways further along and had run up and beyond a hill that used to plague me every time!
Please tell Danny I am very grateful for his teaching!
Linda C.



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