The Cool Impossible by Eric Orton

The Cool Impossible: A goal pursued by dreaming beyond fear and living beyond limits.

Overview

Featured in the bestselling book Born to Run, coach and performance guru Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning and thinking about running and about the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind. In The Cool Impossible, Orton shares his wealth of knowledge in an inspiring step-by-step guide that will open up a new world of achievement for runners of all levels of ability and experience.

The truth is: Athleticism is awareness.

That simple phrase is at the core of The Cool Impossible. Athleticism requires awareness of form and technique, awareness of our effort level, and, most important, awareness of what we think (and don’t think). And with that awareness comes the possibility of endless potential and improvement, progress and mastery—and, ultimately, achievement that you never before would have thought possible.

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With a program focused on proper running form, strength development, and cardiovascular training, Orton will help first-step beginners, prime-time competitors, and enduring veterans reach “the cool impossible”—the belief that any achievement, athletic or otherwise, is within our reach. Inside you’ll find:

  • Foot strength exercises to catapult performance, combat injuries, and transform technique
  • A total-body strength program aimed at creating an athletic running body
  • Step-by-step run-form coaching for performance enhancement and lifelong healthy running
  • A run-training program providing the building blocks for endurance, strength, and speed
  • No-nonsense nutrition strategies for performance, health, and the ultimate running body
  • Visualization and mind-training tactics to run and live the Cool Impossible
  • And much more…
Natural running is about so much more than barefoot running. It’s about the joy of running that we were all naturally born with and can reawaken. Like a favorite running companion, The Cool Impossible will be there with you, stride for stride and mile for mile, helping you go farther than you ever could have on your own.

Includes a foreword by Christopher McDougall
 

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DREAMING BEYOND FEAR AND LIVING BEYOND LIMITS

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New triple PR

Started by Bill Kulwicki in The Cool Impossible. Last reply by Lori Enlow on Wednesday. 3 Replies

  I want to thank you again for the new legs  Eric..   This past weekend I broke three PR's.  A fifty mile time under ten hours, and just eked out one hundred miles in 24Hr's for a double there.  It…Continue

Phase 1 Complete. On to Phase 2! Plus a marathon question

Started by Mike Capka in Run Training. Last reply by Mike Capka on Sunday. 12 Replies

I just completed my 20 minute test run to complete phase 1. I will say that I am very impressed by how the program has helped. It is hard to see the changes day by day and these tests help show the…Continue

Strategic Running Foundation App?

Started by Ben Brewer in Run Training. Last reply by Robert Burpee Oct 13. 1 Reply

A while ago, there was a bit of discussion about ways to encourage the Cool Impossible community and a random thought I had a few days ago brought a possible idea to mind - what about an app to…Continue

Phase 2 question

Started by Scott in Training Plan Questions. Last reply by Eric Orton Oct 7. 1 Reply

0Lateral foot painby ScottyesterdayThe good news is that I just finished phase 1 (except for the re-test week) and ran just over 13.1mi on Saturday (building up to 145min as per the training…Continue

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