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How many years have you been running?
34 years
What is your goal race for the year?
Everyone of my athlete's
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
I run for a living!
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Global Running - one runner per household

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Coaches are always faced with choices. You can take the familiar route and do what you have always done, following the crowd and yielding to conventional wisdom. It’s easy, and there’s no risk involved—unless you consider long-term stagnation a risk.

My approach to endurance run training is a bit different. I use conventional wisdom as a starting point and proceed from there to develop innovative training programs for runners who want to turn their potential into desired results.

But my approach to training is more than just change for the sake of change. Being innovative keeps me alert and involved with the latest research and applications of scientific training principles.
For me, the goal is to develop complete athletes, ready to perform up to their potential and exceed their expectations. My approach to training has been featured in the New York Times best seller Born To Run, Men’s Health, Esquire, Men’s Journal and Ski Magazine; specific workouts have been featured on ESPN’s Cold Pizza.

As the former Director of Fitness at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, I’m a certified Functional Training Specialist, a Certified Sports Hypnotist, and hold coaching certifications from both USA Triathlon and USA Cycling.


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Eric's Cold Weather Run Kit

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 11:30am 12 Comments

Winter running in Jackson Hole and the Teton's is amazing, beautiful, and just as spectacular as hitting the trails in the Summer.  The BIG difference is the temperatures, often hitting minus 10, minus 15 degrees F during some of my runs.  Cold weather brings bright sunshine and perfect snow…

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Today's Thoughts: Real Performance

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:00am 12 Comments

Today's Thoughts: Running Ultras is all about performing when everything goes wrong.

It is easy to perform when things are going well, but just like in life, 'real' performance is about how we act…

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At 12:39am on April 23, 2014, Robert Burpee said…

Congratulations Eric on 12,000 members you must be very proud of what you have achieved here. Well Done!!

Thank you for this place, the advice, the encouragement and the comradery.

At 11:36pm on April 21, 2014, Robert Burpee said…

Hi Eric hope you and your family had a peaceful and happy Easter.

My question pertains to posting a blog. Yesterday I posted a blog and when I signed off it was awaiting approval, however today I can not find it here anywhere. Does this mean it wasn't approved or have I or my computer not forwarded it correctly. This has also happened once before when I posted the mile speed zones that I have converted to Km's.

Any help or advice to stop this happening again would be great. I sent you a message using the message option your page, then realized you may not monitor that forum.

Cheers Robert

At 1:21pm on April 18, 2014, Rich Warne said…

Hi Eric - all good thanks & appreciate you asking. Been doing some decorating over the Easter Holiday so had some time to think through the last race. Now focusing on the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October. I put some thoughts about the last race on my blog 1:25@50 - mainly around tweaking and focusing on my speed zone 3 targets. But the mojo is back and am really excited about the October race. Once again many thanks for all the support and encouragment - it's really appreciated. Cheers - Rich

At 5:45pm on November 13, 2013, Amber Lindley said…

LOL. Eric I live in Northern BC so we are just getting our snow.  By Dec we will be looking at FEET of snow and usually -20.  Jan/Feb can get as cold as -40 with wind chill making it -50.  BUT we get lots of chinooks and sunshine;)  I hate the hampster wheel so when I can, I will be running on trails and dressing warm;)  It is beautiful but cold;)  I will have to experiment with layering and have lots of merino wool;)  Once I get going, you will have to come for a ice run....lol...last year my Tough Mudder team decided in Jan we would go for a hike through the trails, at a mere -20.  I couldnt feel my legs by the time we were done;)  Good times!!  Canadian Chicks are Crazy they say...I tend to agree.  I will get the slant boards and see where that takes me and proceed from there.  Thanks!

At 6:31pm on November 12, 2013, Amber Lindley said…

 Hey Eric.  Thanks for the feedback.  I have been looking into getting the slant board and stability disk.  I can get the board from you but you are out of the disks and I cannot find anything thats close.  I have what they call the balance (or dyna) disk but its not even close.  Any suggestions?  Or is there an ETA on yours?  :)

At 6:27pm on November 11, 2013, Lori Enlow said…

That race looks pretty awesome Amber! A great goal race and plenty of time to train. I live in small town too, so have to order and send back products! Ultimate Direction has been a good brand for me packs and handhelds. I have been using the Wisp hydration pack.

At 5:59pm on November 11, 2013, Amber Lindley said…

 Thank you for the quick reply Eric!  I am tryig to focus on just the things I need right now, then start with a good basis of knowledge so I dont hurt myself or get discouraged.  Unfortunately, I live in a small town so I cant go try things on etc, so I need to do some homework.  I have a small hydration pack, some sport beans, good shoes (I think), and some kisk-ass support (from the couch!).  The CDR registration is the 23 Jan (I think, it hasnt been officially announced but thats the guess).  I have given myself until then to see how I feel and see if I think I`m totally nuts or just nuts;)  Thanks for your time;)

At 12:30pm on October 22, 2013, Lori Enlow said…
Aha! You got the book! Hmmmm...maybe homework for you as well!
At 12:11am on June 13, 2013, Noeleen O'Shea said…
Hi Eric. I'm a pilates instructor in Australia and the Born to run book has changed my running. your comments on strength traning echo the principles of Pilates. di you have any pkans on coming to Australia for any workshops? Cheers noels
At 7:56am on April 11, 2013, CJ Santaniello said…

Hi Eric,

I'm looking for the YouTube videos that use to be up involving stretching and exercises, they involved exercise balls, jumping, etc. I would like to share them with a friend but they are not in the video section anymore, or on your YouTube page. Also, I'm still getting used to it, but I dig the new site!

 
 
 

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