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End of Phase 1 Running Test

Hi, I am a beginner runner and obstacle racer. I purchased this book (cool impossible) to help me build a good base of running. This week I…

Started by Pascal Poirier

2 Apr 21, 2015
Reply by Lori Enlow

What has worked for me

I have thought a few times about whether I should share my experience and if so at when - well, I have just finished my first 20 mile run i…

Started by RT

9 Apr 19, 2015
Reply by Kathy Thornton

Week 8 - Long run

I have a question in regards to the Week 8 long run. Since this is my second run through on the Foundation Program, I started with a bit mo…

Started by Shayne Francis

3 Apr 11, 2015
Reply by Robert Burpee

Planning races throughout training

Hi Eric, I am training for the Lost Soul 100 km in Sept. My question is: if I have some practice races throughout the summer..... Should I…

Started by Karen

4 Mar 26, 2015
Reply by Karen

Backpack Recommendation

With the days slowly starting to get longer, I'm considering running home from work, which is about seven miles with an ascent of maybe 800…

Started by Jay Mijares

6 Mar 20, 2015
Reply by Robert Burpee

Patience and purpose - moral support

I've just completed Phase 1 Week 7 and I'm feeling a bit demotivated. I love the training, the intervals make it more interesting than trai…

Started by Kathy Thornton

24 Mar 8, 2015
Reply by Kathy Thornton

First marathon completed!!

So I used the foundation training program in the book to train for the Hobart Cadbury Marathon, which I completed in a time of 3:06:53. Ove…

Started by Shayne Francis

10 Feb 19, 2015
Reply by Shayne Francis

Timing Race-Specific Training

I am planning to start Phase I with a marathon scheduled 25 weeks out.  Since I don't have time for the full five-month program before the…

Started by Carl d

4 Feb 8, 2015
Reply by Carl d

Another Cool Impossible for 2015

This one is not really about running, but Eric has influenced me enough with this #TheCoolImpossible. I want to be able to do this (check o…

Started by Double A

2 Jan 14, 2015
Reply by Lori Enlow

Phase 2 Taper and other comments

Firstly, thanks to Eric, Rich and Robert for answering my previous query about the Hardest Workout. Having just completed Phase 2 Week 5, D…

Started by Shayne Francis

0 Dec 21, 2014



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