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Your knees

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.

Added by Chris Bonnemaison on February 25, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Antelope Canyon 20k race report

I debated whether or not to do a “race report”. I signed up for this one last minute. My husband was already going and it would take the place of my scheduled longer run. The trick was to NOT race. Training trumps racing right now and if I raced it would leave me needing to recover instead of train. My goal races this year are a ways off. Currently, I am working on building strength and stamina at altitude. My passion is to gain strength and experience, and have the ability and confidence to be… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on February 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The mind makes the athlete.

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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Added by Chris Bonnemaison on January 31, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Change Your Perspective - Elevate Your Performance

Four months ago today, I stood high on this peak in the Tetons enjoying the reward of magnificent views that come from 6,000+ feet of running and climbing.  Yesterday, I took the below winter photo during a ten mile run.  These two photos grasp the beauty of the Tetons in different ways, BUT also show the SAME…

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Added by Eric Orton on January 25, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

So go for it!!!

You may want to skip to the last paragraph to get the title, but as usual, I write about what led me to it....so here goes...

Welcome to Tuba City Arizona. Just settling in with fam and dogs and getting going with running again. It’s been a long 8 week or so break from running due to health issues and a huge family move from Northeast  Oklahoma (green country) to the high desert about 5,000ft or…

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Added by Lori Enlow on January 24, 2015 at 9:51am — 8 Comments

Which Half Marathon pace to aim for this Sunday

This Sunday is my "big race" for the year, the Celebration Half-Marathon.  While not as prepared as I'd like to be, I'm definitely more prepared than I was last year for my first ever HM.  No more time left for training runs, so now I'm trying to decide which pace to aim for.
 
A brief recap of last year's HM: 13:20 per mile pace with a 173 bpm Avg HR (198 bpm Max HR at the finish line).  My training went pretty well over the summer, but my running schedule went…
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Added by Jacob Cossairt on January 21, 2015 at 9:30pm — 13 Comments

I love those 10 second sprints in Phase I!

I get to feel like a track star for a bit. :)

I am really enjoying my second time though the TCI program thus far. Last time it was all about adjusting to the form changes and getting used to running a little slower during most of my easy runs. This time, I have really been able to focus on the bigger picture. Instead of just trying to make sure I land on the forefoot and get my cadence down, I can really tune in to the entire form (stability, consistency, and…

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Added by Patrick Garrick on January 21, 2015 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Steve Prefontaine's Diet

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…

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Added by Robert Burpee on January 16, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Zone 2 Run In Heart Rates 5-6

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

Added by Robert Burpee on January 4, 2015 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Reflections on 2014

As I sit here today thinking about 2014 and dreaming about 2015, I started to get frustrated. I realized I have not accomplished my 2013 nor my 2014 Cool Impossibles. At first I let negativity take over. I could choose to see myself as a loser, a pathetic excuse of a runner who's too weak to accomplish her goals. But then I flipped my thinking around. Sure, its still a bummer that I didn't achieve my CI's, but in the last 2 years, with the help of Eric's book and this wonderful community, I…

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Added by Karen Blackert on January 1, 2015 at 2:41pm — 7 Comments

One irksome matter: foot placement.

When I run this

I feel like I am running tires like these guys

Have you experienced this?…

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Added by Chris Bonnemaison on December 28, 2014 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments

Just saying...

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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Added by Chris Bonnemaison on December 25, 2014 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

WHY WE RUN by Bernd Heinrich

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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Added by Robert Burpee on December 20, 2014 at 5:12am — 5 Comments

Calf Issue - Progressive exercise

having now spent almost a month at level one I am impressed by the gains and changes to my strength and posture.

I haven't been able to spend as much time as I should on the fit-ball but have managed to dedicate time every day to the exercises and drills.

I am still not completely pain free in my gastroc/soleous and will attempt to run post a fitness test 24/12/14. 30 x pain free full extension calf raises and single leg hopping. Continuing with self massage/trigger point roller…

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Added by Richard Walker on December 19, 2014 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

...It feels a little sloppier on the inside

“What I've written seems a little bit too neat, it feels a little sloppier on the inside”....Those were my words when I asked coach to look at my blog post before I posted it. And that really sums up how I feel about some awareness that’s coming around. I’ve never asked anyone to look at my blogs before I post them. I don’t want to change my words based on someone else’s opinion. I see blogs as thoughts, not right or wrong, but a demonstration of where one is at a given point…

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Added by Lori Enlow on December 11, 2014 at 11:03pm — 5 Comments

It's been a while.....

Almost forgot about this brilliant community hub, not that  I have forgotten what I have learnt from the Cool impossible though..... still running, still watching the foot strike, leg stance etc......... I feel amazing. 

I am no ultra runner, nor am I fast or super fit.....I don't care......well I say that, I have my aspirations of running a 50 miler in 2016 if my plan works out. Until then, I am just enjoying the run with the dogs, out on the moors and the fields, along canal…

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Added by Gary Tuck (Tuckiaki Running) on December 7, 2014 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Holy Galloping Middle-aged Ninja Tortioses, Bat Dude!

So there I was, my whole life hanging on my ability to shave 40-some seconds off of my 1.5 mile run in 7 days.  For me, this would be as easy as juggling bubbling lava while quoting The Bard in the "original" Cantonese.  Yeah, it's just like that.  My new shoes still felt new.  My new running watch had two runs saved to memory and I was seriously wondering if I had the mental capacity to walk and chew gum (or run and remember how to operate the watch) at the same time.  This was about the…

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Added by Allen Rothery on December 5, 2014 at 9:15pm — 4 Comments

Thank You All For This Journey

A year ago today I joined the conversation, joined the Cool Impossible family that has crystallised & distilled my path & journey towards my own Cool Impossible. This wonderful place of support & ideas where genuine people give of themselves to support & help you achieve your own Cool Impossible what ever it maybe. The willingness of everyone to share their collective wisdom & journey is both staggering & beautiful where no matter your ability or knowledge you are an… Continue

Added by Robert Burpee on December 4, 2014 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Getting back to normal :-)

Hi All

Sorry haven't posted for a while, life work family (same for all) just wanted to share how the running is going!

Just getting back to normal after having a break from running

In the short time that I have been ruining I have quickly got back to running to half marathon distance within four weeks, but what I found exciting (it was not the time :-(

But how un-tired I felt having a better foot strike, lead to a better stance, lead to a more economical stride I hope I can… Continue

Added by Charlie Mullane on December 4, 2014 at 4:28am — No Comments

First in Reverse or Last Mule to the Barn

“It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.”

~ Ann Trason ~

 

First in Reverse or Last Mule to the Barn…

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Added by Eric Welsh on November 23, 2014 at 3:46pm — 9 Comments

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