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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
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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
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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
Reply by David Templin

Long run length include warm up and cool down?

I am just starting phase 2 of the Cool Impossible and I have a question regarding long run lengths. I noticed that in Phase 2 Week 2 you ha…

Started by RJT

3 Oct 20, 2017
Reply by Dani

So many posts about knee's another

Hi guys and Eric - I was on week 8 of the foundation program last week and knee pain in my left knee on top of the knee struck me down. I'v…

Started by Rachel Clayton

7 Sep 7, 2017
Reply by Jay Mijares


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