Over the weekend I ran the "run to the holy grail" a small 5K in my area. I was intrigued by this race because the first mile was slightly uphill with the remaining 2.1 miles downhill. I thought this would be an opportunity to use the downhill to my advantage and get a really fast time. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
Often times the ancient practice of yoga gets lumped into the category of “new age” wishy washy nonsense. This is both unfortunate and inaccurate. Of course, this should be self evident. How can an ANCIENT practice be considered “new” anything? Yoga is at least a couple THOUSAND years old. To put that in perspective, the United States is a few hundred years old. But that doesn’t stop people from labeling yoga as “new” age, while at the same time pretending the u.s. is the longest standing empire of all time. So how and why does this happen?
Yesterday I had the pleasure of running in the New Bedford Half Marathon, one of New England’s premier races. This race was a lot of fun and a huge reminder of the BENEFITS of gradual progress. This was my second half marathon, and my first time doing a road half. My first half was the indoor track palooza I did in January.
Recently we’ve had a few days of beautiful weather. One day was what I would consider to be “perfect” weather. During this time of year it is important to remember a key Chi Running principle: GRADUAL PROGRESS.
Just because the weather all of a sudden got nice does not mean your fitness has improved (sorry).