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Starting training plan with femoro patellar syndrom

Hi Eric, I am recovering from a femoro patellar syndrom and I would like to start your training program. Is there any exercice I should avo…


0 Aug 11, 2018

using the training plan in training peaks

Hi Eric, I just did my 1 mile test and went to log in my heart rate bpm, but the directions you give don't quite match up with the training…

Started by Holly Candage

2 Feb 24, 2017
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20-week marathon plan question

Several warm-ups include the instruction in Training Peaks for 5x30 second speed ups. Do these include a rest interval in between (like the…

Started by Scott

2 Jul 8, 2016
Reply by Scott

Pace/HRZ for Race while in middle of training

So I am in week 14 of the cool impossible and am really enjoying it. I am working up to Ultras and ran my 1st 25k in April. I have a trail…

Started by Steve Swanson

3 Jul 6, 2016
Reply by Steve Swanson

Typo in Phase 1, week 9, day 3?

Hi, Thank you so much for your book, it really has changed my life! I just have a short question: The main set of the workout for phase 1,…

Started by Sabine Anders

0 Jun 26, 2016

200 mile race training plan

Anyone have or know where to find a 200mi race training plan? Eric Orton, do you have one? I'm going to do Bigfoot 200 and have no clue on…

Started by George Blancas

1 Dec 16, 2015
Reply by Eric Orton


I have the audiobook. Is there any place to print the plans?

Started by Tina

4 Oct 20, 2015
Reply by Robert Burpee

Phase 2 Long Runs with Race Coming Up Soon

Hi,  I am starting week 12 of Phase 1, with a marathon in 8 weeks.  I noticed that the longest Phase 2 runs are 60-70% of the longest Phase…

Started by Carl d

3 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Francis Flynn

Testing week question

Hi everyone, could I have your opinion on the following ? Up til now, whenever I did either a mile test or heartrate test, I purposely did…

Started by Carolynn

5 Mar 26, 2015
Reply by Francis Flynn

Healing Methods.

Hi, I am still in the Transition Program. I know now the answer is to read the book more often and accurately follow the plans. That said t…

Started by MARI

15 Mar 11, 2015
Reply by Robert Burpee



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