Sunday, January 01, 2006

Running with Chi

ChiRunning by Danny Dreyer is causing me to rethink how I run. I tried 'running from my core,' or at least act on my rudimentary understanding of what that means, yesterday during a 13 miler in Umstead, two days before that during an 8 miler in Umstead, and earlier in the week during a quicker 6 miler at Lake Lynn.

I was pleased to find that my perceived effort was lower and my pace faster during each run. Hills felt a lot easier to climb. I felt fresher during the last 1/2 mile, when I pick up the pace but often begin to sag. Today I'm sore in places I've not been sore for a long time. According to Dreyer, this is to be expected.

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