Chris Bonnemaison
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Downhill running

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Feb 4, 2014. 1 Reply

My uphill technique has improved many fold since I started exercising on the slant board.  But I am always loosing focus on the downhill. Should I strike heel first or forefoot? Should I control my…Continue

BR2 Level 1 - board/foot placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Enlow Dec 23, 2013. 6 Replies

I have received my kit in the mail and started my round of exercises.The one thing I am curious to know is what is the correct foot placement on the board?1)Second toe in the middle of the board, big…Continue

Tags: training, Slant board

Train/running twice in a day?

Started Dec 17, 2013 0 Replies

Let's say today is my 20 miles long run.Is there any benefit in splitting the run in two legs i.e 10 miles in the morning and 10 miles in the afternoon?Could this help in building endurance? Just…Continue

Tags: endurance

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How many years have you been running?
8 years
What is your goal race for the year?
PCT 50 in San Diego, California
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
I started and finished my first 50K.
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Lean Horse 100.

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Your knees

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:37pm 3 Comments

Rule 1: Drive your knees forward.
Rule 2: Balance board exercises will help get better.
Rule 3: Consistency is key.

I had a big breakthrough this week end. I was more shuffling than anything else. Well, not anymore.

The mind makes the athlete.

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 3:42pm 1 Comment

This morning, I went to a trail race in the Cleveland National Forest.

I had an epiphany. Physical fitness notwithstanding, my mind is always going to be my biggest obstacle.

During the last two miles, we had to take on steep hills. My mind kept fighting me "you're done, you're out of breath, start walking" and I kept pushing, Running. The more I pushed, the louder the voice in my head got. Until one point where the voice was gone. And I kept…

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One irksome matter: foot placement.

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 4:34pm 5 Comments

When I run this

I feel like I am running tires like these guys

Have you experienced this? What I am doing wrong…

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Just saying...

Posted on December 25, 2014 at 3:34pm 2 Comments

I think the holiday season is as good as thanksgiving and give us an opportunity to be thankful.

When I started running years back, I was "doing my own thing" but was rather aimless.

Fast forward to 2013. Eric's book. I started reading voraciously, training, practicing (balance board, people!) and this past summer, I attended Coach Orton's camp  in WY. What an experience!

Slowly things have evolved. I started shaving time off my 50K PB, by one hour, and another hour. And…

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