I was telling my running story to my brother Bill and he recommended that I post it to Eric's website. It was not until after reading 'born to run' that I finally, after 12 years of calf pain, can run injury free. My calves, as some of you may have experienced, did not enjoy running. It sometimes took two or three days for them to recover. After shortening my stride, focusing on a mid-foot strike, pulling back on my extention, and raising my knees, I am now running hard and long anytime I want too. I just ran a 4 miler @ 5:30 pace with hills throughout. The more impressive detail, for me, is that I was able to run 6 miles the next day without calf pain. . . It's the greatest feeling in the world - I feel like a new runner.

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