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A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step 
4th-Oct-2009 06:05 pm
Back in June I saw a news article saying that the first Oakland marathon in 25 years had been approved for March 2010. For some reason it stuck with me, despite my only experience with running before now having been failing the run-a-mile-in-10-minutes-or-less portion of the mandatory President's physical fitness test in high school PE class.

But so many things seem to be coming together from so many different directions, all pointing at the same thing, that somehow it made a weird kind of sense.

So this afternoon Pirate and I went out on our first training run. Thirty minutes at a run-walk ratio of 10/50, around our neighborhood (so moderately hilly).

And at the end of it, we both felt great.

March 28, here we come!
5th-Oct-2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Be sure to train in all those "scary Oakland neighbourhoods" mentioned in the route too, like Temescal, Montclair, and Piedmont.

Hmm. I haven't run more than a block or two since high school (after buses, of course). Good job!
5th-Oct-2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Wow! Go team LexiMonkey!
5th-Oct-2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Two thumbs way up.
5th-Oct-2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Good for you!
6th-Oct-2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm curious if Egoscue specifically addresses running at all. I have found out that there is a proper way to run and an improper way to run. Since I don't have a coach, I'm hoping I've managed to figure out the proper way.
Since I got my knee injury, at lot of people have been blathering at me about the negative effects of running on the knees. Of course, my pain was due to running on a knee that I'd injured. Since I've started running, all those snap-crackle-pop sounds that my knees used to make have stopped.
6th-Oct-2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Pete would say, "It's not running that's bad for your knees, it's running while out of alignment that's bad for your knees." (Or, what I was biting my tongue to not say to somebody yesterday: "It's not gardening that's screwing up your shoulder, it's the way you garden that's screwing up your shoulder!")

Pete doesn't specifically address running or any other particular activity; instead he stresses that when you are in alignment, you can do anything you want to do.

Lately the thing I've been working on proving and re-proving to myself (I'm thick stubborn that way sometimes) is that there really is a perceptible difference between when I do my E-cises 4 days a week and when I do them 6 days a week... and 6 is definitely better.
6th-Oct-2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Running & Egoscue.

Get properly aligned, and I'll bet your knee improves as your running continues. Exercise makes us strong.

EDIT: Exercise Heals Arthritic Knees, Regrows Cartilage

Edited at 2009-10-07 12:54 am (UTC)
7th-Oct-2009 03:24 am (UTC)
I found a person trained in the Egoscue method in Minneapolis just in time for her to go to Tokyo for the next year. :-P
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