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Help! Run Club + TCI Training Program - Is it possible?

Hi All,  I've just finished reading The Cool Impossible - and am excited to kick off the training program. I'm in the preparation phase at…

Started by AJ McDonnell

0 Oct 9, 2021

Intro and progress on the Foundation Program

Hi everybody, Just wanted to say hi and provide some feedback how great my running has been since I've read The Cool Impossible. First hear…

Started by Ivailo

0 Jul 28, 2020

HR or RPE for running easy at beginning of TCI program?

Hi All. I am restarting the program outlined in TCI after an extended (loooong) layoff from running. I'm working through the 4-6 weeks of 4…

Started by Bradford Gantt

4 May 22, 2020
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My first Ultra Race :)

Hello, how are you? I still can't believe it, last Saturday I manage to finish, within the 11 hours cut off time, my first ultra race :) It…

Started by Giorgio Guglielmino

4 Jan 16, 2020
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Dealing with injury and setbacks

Hi All, I have completed the Cool Impossible plan!! Fantastic!! My 5km went from 26:31 min to 22:28 min and I got a substantial increase in…

Started by Ben Lynch

0 Sep 16, 2019

Five-month program for marathon...Eric writes in TCI more training needed

Hello, in TCI Eric mentions that the five-month program would be fair training for a marathon, but would require a bit more training. Does…

Started by Andres Araoz Ardaya

5 Aug 28, 2019
Reply by Bill Parks

Strength Work in Cool Impossible

Hello All, I have been working my way through the Cool Impossible program. Up to Phase 2 Week 3. Amazing program. In addition I do the leg…

Started by Ben Lynch

3 Jun 25, 2019
Reply by David Gross

Hill Interval Gradient

Hi All, I am lucky to have a selection of hills close to my house (on the road) that would be good for hill intervals. What would be a go…

Started by Ben Lynch

2 Mar 21, 2019
Reply by Ben Lynch

Average HR below minimum value in 20 mn test tables

Hi all I have slow HR (It rarely exceeds 160 BPM) so my average HR is below minimum value in 20 mn test tables (about 147 BPM) . Am I too…

Started by Fabrice Chauliac

4 Jan 14, 2019
Reply by Fabrice Chauliac

More Description please of the "Preparation Phase"!

Hey, so I feel that I am ready to begin into the foundation phase, but then, as I was rereading the last sections of TCI, Eric mentions the…

Started by David Templin

2 Feb 27, 2018
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