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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spark friend, HAKAPES (Oliver), suggested that I look at the POSE Method of Running because I had mentioned to him that I was afraid of injuring myself again having pulled both my hamstrings within a thirty month period.

I gave it a look yesterday, and a five mile test "drive" today. I think that by combining that technique with Gallaway's Run-Walk-Run plan, I may be able to enjoy the rewards of running while avoiding some of the punishments it can dish out.

If you are unfamiliar with POSE and are interested in finding out about it, you can get a quick introduction here: .

Some details of my very slow reintroduction to running are posted in this forum topic on the LiveFit Revolution site:

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    Hi Auntwillie,

    I have not learned much about the mechanics of running yet. Oliver mentioned that he was learning about Chi Running in the same sentence with POSE, so I imagine they are related.

    I started using a pair trekking poles when hurt myself the first time. They really took a lot of pressure off my knees and ankles. Now even though I'm pretty much recovered, I always use them for hiking. You might want to try them out if you don't think they make a negative fashion statement.

    3165 days ago
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    Is that a little like Chi Running? I've always like the idea of running, but every time I try it I hurt myself. I have a left foot and a right knee that hurt most of the time... old injuries. Besides, I just got some new walking shoes!
    (To tell the truth, I don't know the difference.)
    I hope it works for you. You should be able to do what you love.
    3165 days ago
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