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Strategic Running Foundation App?

Started this discussion. 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

How do YOU run downhill?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Enlow Aug 27, 2012. 13 Replies

Hey guys, just looking for some opinions on the best way to tackle moderate downhills - at the moment I'm alternating between shortening my stride and quickening my pace to counter the additional…Continue

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"Ben great idea and it could also; Be away to capture a larger audience by being exposed to a completely different demographic not farmilar with Eric & TCI.  Be purchased with the book as an accessory. Be sold by Eric on this site. Be sold…"
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Strategic Running Foundation App?

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 supplement the strategic running foundation training schedule?I can envisage a few features:Right from the app store, it could be billed as 'to support the training program in The Cool Impossible' etc, so that people know it isn't a stand-alone thing (unless it could be too...?) and go buy the…See More
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Week 130 - Ben on Foot release!

Ok, so if you'll forgive me, this is the pretty much obligatory post to let you all know that my book, Ben on Foot, is out now! For you guys who pre-ordered the limited edition first print, they're on their way :)It's about how I went from a complete non-runner, to running ultra distances in about a year, culminating in my showdown with a self-planned 130-mile jaunt across south-west England. It's not a training guide, more of a personal account with a few lessons sprinkled throughout - it's…See More
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Lori Enlow commented on Ben Brewer's blog post Week 124
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How many years have you been running?
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What is your goal race for the year?
Making it all the way from Barnstaple to Bristol
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Running 75 miles in one day
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Being able to run all day

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Week 130 - Ben on Foot release!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 6:02am 3 Comments

Ok, so if you'll forgive me, this is the pretty much obligatory post to let you all know that my book, Ben on Foot, is out now! For you guys who pre-ordered the limited edition first print, they're on their way :)

It's about how I went from a complete non-runner, to running ultra distances in about a year, culminating in my showdown with a self-planned 130-mile jaunt across south-west England. It's not a training guide, more of a personal account with a few lessons sprinkled…

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Week 124

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:46pm 3 Comments

How do you help someone who doesn't want any help?

Possibly an unusual question to ask in a blog about running, but bear with me - I've been thinking some about a run last weekend and I reckon it's a question I'd like to open up to you guys.

Sunday morning, around 4am, was the start of my latest run to a nearby(ish) local beach, at Saunton. This is the same route that I wrote about here,…

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Week 123

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 1:04pm 2 Comments

I'm feeling a lot better.

Not that I've been feeling ill, or anything like that necessarily - just that now I'm feeling better.

I mentioned in my last blog post that once worrying about the b-word is all done and out of the way, I'll be able to relax and actually think about just running again and you know what? I think it's starting to happen. As far as the whole literary thing goes, I've set all of those wheels in motion and aside from occasionally lubing them over…

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Week 121

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:28am 7 Comments

Now, before I start this post at all, I really want it to be more 'telling about', rather than 'advertising' - I hope that it ends up coming across as such. On the one hand, I hate (in other forums and sites, thankfully) spammy, adverty posts... on the other hand, a lot of you guys here have asked me about the progress on my book, about my journey from non-runner to fledgling ultra-runner.

I'm hoping that this will be interesting to at least the guys who've…

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New triple PR

Started by Bill Kulwicki in The Cool Impossible. Last reply by Jay Mijares 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

  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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