Kevin O'Rourke
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Restarting running after a break

Started Jan 1, 2010 0 Replies

I had an enforced break of 27 days where I was nursing an injury and also it was my busiest time of year. I am in training for the Copper Canyon Ultra (47 miles) in March and have only 9 weeks to go.…Continue

Knee and foot issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Nov 2, 2009. 1 Reply

Hi Eric,recently I have been having increased knee and foot issues. The knee issues I have been told are due to weak Glutes and periformis issues, when I run and walk my knee moves to compensate for…Continue

Tags: glutes, weak, periformis, training, strength

Critique my barefoot running style please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Oct 25, 2009. 1 Reply

Please take a look at a small video of me running barefoot with commentary from a tri coach friend of mine. I am really unsure about my technique and would really appreciate any advise or comments.…Continue

Tags: technique, running, barefoot

Copper Canyon Ultra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Oct 2, 2009. 1 Reply

I am running the CCUM in March 2010 and really want to sort my form out before then. Which package would be best for me to try. I have done 3 marathons and 1 Ironman Triathlon plus numerous shorter…Continue

Tags: Running, form, Marathon, Ultra, Copper

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How many years have you been running?
What is your goal race for the year?
Leicester Marathon
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Finishing UK Ironman
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Finishing and qualifying for Kona in an Ironman Triathlon

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Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon training blog

Posted on October 17, 2009 at 3:30am 6 Comments

After 2.5 years of mixed training for marathons, triathlons and ironman events I have decided to actually follow a plan. I subscribed to Erics 20 week Ultra plan and am due to start on Monday 19th October 2009. I am currently on a rest week after smashing my PB for the marathon by 25 mins and finishing in 3.51.

I read and then re-read the fabulous book Born to Run and was so inspired by it that I started to run barefoot a little at a time, just 1 mile to begin with. I then found my… Continue

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