I have run three Boston marathons, Western States 100, a marathon (or more) every year since 1983 and have loved long distance running for the past 28 years of my life. Chronic knee pain and swelling has recently left me wondering if I would have to permanently cut back! Cheryl began working with me when my husband encouraged me to look at my form to see if it would help my knee pain and swelling.
Cheryl helped me to see that changing my arm swing, hip action, and improving relaxation of my lower legs might help. And it did! I went from thinking I was going to have to have an injection in my knee to relieve the pain, to running a very difficult half marathon trail race and then a full trail marathon a week later on my 63rd birthday!
Needless to say, I am thrilled that practicing the ChiRunning techniques has helped me much more than I expected. I plan to keep running for as long as my body and better technique will let me!
Carol N., Lake Tahoe, NV
Honestly, I wasn't expecting that Cheryl could make any beneficial changes in my running since I've been doing it for over 30 years. But by the end of one 8 mile run with her, I had learned to improve my speed, especially on uphills, by carrying my hands higher and using the arm motion to control my running pace. I'm now faster on hills than I've been in years. Thank you Cheryl.
Ted S., Stateline, NV
Hey Cheryl! I went to Reno Running Company got new shoes for my birthday. I wound up with the Brook's Ghost 3's today even though I had my heart secretly set on the Saucony Kinvara's. I think eventually I will get down to a minimalist shoe, but I am too chicken so late in the game. But the good news is that the specialist interpreted my gait using the treadmill and camera and she said I had the perfect forefoot strike and I have an exact 90 degree NEUTRAL pronation in EVERY shoe I tried on. I almost cried thinking how much time I have wasted in a heavy, extra-stability shoe...she also said I must have a really good running coach!! :)
Erin Sheuerman Yeung