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Elevated Heart Rate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Mijares Jun 14, 2016. 5 Replies

Tonight I ran in zone 2 with zone 2 for me being between 138 and 146bpm. My average HR for the run being 139 and I covered just on 7.5km in 50 min. The run was relaxed with me feeling comfortable for…Continue

New Shoes, New Experience

Started May 6, 2016 0 Replies

I ran for the first time tonight in my recently purchased New Balance Minimus zero drop runners. My transition to minimalist shoes has been long and frustrating at times and I'm still not all the way…Continue

The Great Train Race

Started May 1, 2016 0 Replies

I ran "The Great Train Race", against the steam train Puffing Billy yesterday in wet & wild conditions.The race start was delayed for 20 min while the railway track was cleared after storms in…Continue

I Should Have Known Better, But A Lesson Relearnt

Started Apr 24, 2016 0 Replies

This morning for breakfast I sat in a bueatiful cafe over the water on the Swan river here in Perth W. Australia.I ordered 3 poached eggs on whole meal, no butter on the toast, side of garden salad…Continue

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Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's blog post Fall in Love With Digging Dirt
"Thanks again Eric, it's as relovent now as when I first read your thought on this issue."
Robert Burpee liked Eric Orton's blog post Change Your Perspective - Elevate Your Performance
Mar 11
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"May the lamps of joy illuminate your lives & fill your days with bright sparked of peace, mirth & goodwill."
Dec 25, 2016
Robert Burpee replied to Corinne's discussion HR question
"Hi Corinne, I asked Eric exactly the same question whether it was ok to walk to get my HR down & he said absolutely. In my experience everything affects our HR from fatigue, the amount of sleep we've had, fuelling, our head space, injuries…"
Dec 11, 2016
Robert Burpee commented on Lori Enlow's blog post Thrasher Night Run 30k desert Mountain trails
"As always Lori - RESPECT"
Dec 11, 2016
Rich Warne left a comment for Robert Burpee
"Have 3 different pairs of Inov8 - love all 3. Have a gym / road pair, a summer trail and a winter trail pair. Also have clothing and run vest all great stuff. "
Oct 14, 2016
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Sep 26, 2016
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Sep 2, 2016
Robert Burpee left a comment for Rich Warne
"Hi Rich hope you and the family are well. I'm really liking the photos you post of your explorations, keep em coming. Invo 8 have just opened a retail outlet here & I was wondering what shoe you wear & if you would…"
Jul 26, 2016
Robert Burpee replied to Jay Mijares's discussion Anterior Ankle Impingement
"Congratulations on the TCI Jay, well done you must be very happy, where was it run and do you have any photos. Upward and Onward. As for the arthritis, you hear lots of solutions, Omega 3, Fish Oil, heat, eating this, not eating that,…"
Jul 26, 2016
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Winter Sunset

"Great magic hour photos, Robert!"
Jul 17, 2016
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Jul 17, 2016
Robert Burpee commented on Jay Mijares's photo

Trail Quake Half Marathon

"Hi Jay, did you compete, if so how did you do? Great photo by the way!"
Jul 8, 2016
Robert Burpee replied to Scott's discussion 20-week marathon plan question
"Hi Scott, I'm following Eric's marathon program on Training Peaks, I'm not sure if this is the same program as you but the same warm up is included and I use this thus. As the speed ups are of no specific speed, just as you feel, I…"
Jul 8, 2016
Jay Mijares replied to Robert Burpee's discussion Elevated Heart Rate
"Oh, then it's probably the watch strap itself moving around a bit, like Rich said."
Jun 14, 2016
Robert Burpee replied to Robert Burpee's discussion Elevated Heart Rate
"Thanks Rich, I'll keep an eye on it."
Jun 14, 2016
Robert Burpee replied to Robert Burpee's discussion Elevated Heart Rate
"Thanks Jay, I've heard that too but I use a Tom Tom with a HR monitor in the watch. I'll keep an eye on it to see if it happens again."
Jun 14, 2016
Rich Warne replied to Robert Burpee's discussion Elevated Heart Rate
"strap moved i reckon!"
Jun 14, 2016
Jay Mijares replied to Robert Burpee's discussion Elevated Heart Rate
"Hi Robert, Sometimes heart rate monitor straps are affected by power lines and even static electricity from clothing. During wintertime, I get heart rate spikes at the beginning of my run, but after a minute or two of running, the readings settle.…"
Jun 14, 2016

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How many years have you been running?
4 years after a 12 year break & for 5 years before that
What is your goal race for the year?
Yet To Be Deceided
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Marathon PB 1983 3.02:14
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
To be the best I can be be & to attend 1 Of Eric's Mountain Running Camps

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2015 Melbourne Marathon Race Report

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 10:46pm 5 Comments

A cool and cloudy  morning greeted us on Sunday the 18th of October, just perfect for running and though my preparation had been interrupted due to work travel and a virus, I felt excited for what lay ahead. 

I woke at 4.00am dressing and eating a breakfast of muffin with honey, a banana and black tea. Up alone with my…


Steve Prefontaine's Diet

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 4:30am 0 Comments

I found this online and thought many of you may be interested in this as was I, again it seems to me that this is another example of basic, good nutrition being the key to our fueling needs.

Steve Prefontaine's Diet…


Zone 2 Run In Heart Rates 5-6

Posted on January 4, 2015 at 8:30pm 5 Comments

Yesterday evening as the sun was low I ran on Cable Beach just a stones throw away from where we are staying here in the tropics of Broome N.Western Australia. I ran for 45min covering 7.2km with an average H.R. of 157bpm.

When I headed out in the airconditioning of our room my HR was between 68-71 but as soon as I stepped out up to 127 it jumped within in minutes as I walked through the grounds of the resort to start my run at the roadway adjacent to reception. At the time of my run,… Continue

WHY WE RUN by Bernd Heinrich

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 5:12am 5 Comments

Right off the bat I have to say that I disagree with Eric and Rich's assessment of this book. They wrote here that they both found it "hard to get into and as a result did not like it very much". I on the other hand found it to be engrossing, engaging and a very enjoyable to read.…


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At 4:55am on October 14, 2016, Rich Warne said…

Have 3 different pairs of Inov8 - love all 3. Have a gym / road pair, a summer trail and a winter trail pair. Also have clothing and run vest all great stuff. 

At 6:22am on June 1, 2016, Jay Mijares said…

Hi Robert! Thanks for reaching out! I've been running. Did a marathon last month and have a trail race this weekend which will be a training run for the Double Dipsea in just over two weeks. I haven't been doing many race reports here on TCI much, though I guess I should eventually. Got any major events coming up? Or do things slow down a bit due to winter?



At 1:12am on September 22, 2015, Rich Warne said…

Thank you. It was awesome

At 12:26am on July 11, 2015, Rich Warne said…
I have couple of small tattoos already but not running related
At 9:19am on July 10, 2015, Rich Warne said…
Hi Robert. Its Kokopelli a native American fertility symbol. There's a US trail group who use him as their groups symbol. Some of them have him as a tattoo
At 10:24am on May 1, 2015, Mara Summers said…

Thank you Robert! I just signed up for membership yesterday, and I can't believe I've already received two comments. :)  The thing is...I don't have anyone here to talk running with. I'm the kind of person who gets very passionate about my interests and for 2 months I've been living, breathing, thinking running. LOVE Eric's The Cool Impossible!

In my younger decades I did run to stay fit, but then my personal health would not support it until I had surgery. That is what freed me to begin running again - three decades later.

My biggest fear is I will have a injury and that will keep me from running. My other problem is trying to keep my enthusiasm down so I have rest days.
Thanks again Robert!  Your words are inspiration. :)

At 2:03am on February 20, 2015, Rich Warne said…
Thank you Robert! Very kind of you. Much appreciated
At 11:28am on November 19, 2014, Rich Warne said…

Hi Robert -can't really comment on suitability of Eric's marathon programme for a half as I haven'r seen the programme - sorry. As for Garmin we have 2 in the family a 205 and 310XT - both great, we always buy "old models" on Amazon as they are so much cheaper than the current range

At 6:48am on November 18, 2014, Rich Warne said…

Hi Robert - excellent news! Usual advice (same as any race) don't go out too hard at start, try for the holy grail of negative splits -easier said than done. On your long training runs try to do some race day simulation / pacing. Not sure this last one is wise or not, but I tend to avoid drink stations on a half marathon mainly because I'm around the 90 min mark I can hydrate enough before hand, and avoiding water stations means avoiding congestion and trip hazards at water stations on the bigger halfs

At 9:20pm on November 12, 2014, Lori Enlow said…
Thanks Robert for the good vibes :) Will let ya know how it goes.

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