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The 37th Great Train Race

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Apr 30, 2018. 1 Reply

Today I ran "The 37th Great Train Race", against the steam train Puffing Billy in showery but mild conditions. The family dropped me off at Belgrave about 30 min before the start to a carnival…Continue

Mt. Riddell Run 25/6/2017

Started Jun 26, 2017 0 Replies

My accent and decent of Mt. Riddell where I ran a 21 minute PB & I still can't quite…Continue

Mt. Riddell Run/Hike

Started Jun 16, 2017 0 Replies

This is my work out for today Run/Hike with my wife up and down Mt. Riddell in Healsville…Continue

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

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Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

Running Cadence: Getting It Right with FORCE

"Thank you, as always for the video and coaching tips. Today on my run I focused on force into the ground and pulling my legs through as I too tend to lift my legs up and down and not forward as I increase my cadence if I don't focus on…"
Jun 3
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

How To Program YOUR RUNNING SUCCESS - Part 2 (+ @Arc'teryx NORVAN SL)

"Thanks Eric I’m really enjoying your videos and the topics you are covering. Please continue they motivate me when I need a little motivation to get out and get it done."
May 29
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

How to program YOUR RUNNING SUCCESS - Part 1 (+ more thoughts on Dynafit Feline Up Pro)

"Fantastic video Eric, I love seeing & experiencing through these videos where you live & train. I try to visualise my training & running before every run so as to practice & I find not only do I train as I want but I seem to enjoy…"
May 19
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

Running Economy: May the FORCE be with YOU

"Thanks Eric, makes perfect sense. I hope you and your family are well. I’ll be practicing the drills in the video as part of my warm up tonight. Take Care & be Safe."
Mar 30
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

Running Economy: May the FORCE be with YOU

"Great video Eric, the drill where you jump off of a low box or bench & double bounce, would I be correct in saying this is also a force through the ground exercise. All the best & Stay Safe"
Mar 28
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

What We Can Learn from the OLYMPIC MARATHON TRIALS

"Fantastic advice Eric, I will certainly incorporate these drills in my warmup. thanks for taking the time to put these together."
Mar 6
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

RUN WORKOUT: Prevent IT BAND ISSUES, Improve DOWNHILL Running, and General Strength

"Yes Lori, Eric’s insights into running & the human condition are extraordinary. He’s also a quality individual on all fronts."
Mar 3
Robert Burpee commented on Eric Orton's video

RUN WORKOUT: Prevent IT BAND ISSUES, Improve DOWNHILL Running, and General Strength

"As alway, very informative, succinct and practical advice. thank you Eric "
Mar 2
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Uphill and Downhill Running Analysis

"Thank you Eric, easy to follow, succinct packed with great information."
Nov 23, 2019
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"Thanks Eric great advice & I need reminding all the time!"
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How many years have you been running?
6 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 1986 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 thoughts and the silence I started to get nervous with a few…


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 6:25am on September 7, 2017, Jay Mijares said…

Hi Robert! Hope all is well with you! I haven't been on here much in a while. Things seem to have slowed down here since Eric isn't spending as much time on the site.

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


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