Double A's Blog – May 2014 Archive (5)

Foundation Program - Week 2 Report

Hello Again! Week 2 went easily enough. I stuck to the instructions precisely and got all 6 days of training in exactly as prescribed. I put in the longest times suggested by Eric and my weekly long run (Day 6 of Week 2) was  95 minutes. 

It has just started raining in Bangalore and the monsoon is around the corner. We can sense it in the air. I do all my training in the morning and it is a superbly pleasant experience. I am out of the door by 5:30 am to the chirps of birds  - just…


Added by Double A on May 26, 2014 at 2:53am — No Comments

My Substitute for Slant Disk

The Born2run website only recently provided an option to buy a Slant Disk and Stability Disk in a new bundle called The CI Board Bundle. Earlier packages included ski poles and DVD which I could not afford and didn't think I needed. Living in India, the international shipping charges also were too high. In fact, the shipping may have turned out higher than the cost of the package itself. 

I was keen to start with the Slant Board strength exercises recommended by Eric. So, I…


Added by Double A on May 24, 2014 at 12:03am — 6 Comments

Foundation Program - Week 1 Report

As promised, I did get started on the Foundation Program. Of course, I did not doubt that I would get started this week, simply because I fit the description of a 'Perfectionist' from Eric's book. I was very disappointed to not having got underway last week because I have about 3 months to the La Ultra ( I won't be a runner at this event, but I have signed up to be crew for one of the runners. My objective is to help my runner to the finish line after a 333 km run in the…


Added by Double A on May 18, 2014 at 3:43am — No Comments

Week 1 - Non Starter

Hi! I got back to Bangalore after spending a week at Coonoor, up in the Nilgiris Hills in Southern India. I had planned to start on the Strategic Foundation Program (Week 1)  and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I got started on the program on Tuesday last week as planned, but could not get anything else done the rest of the week due to bad weather. It rained continuously for 4 days with dense fog. I know that most trainers would say that we have to train through adverse conditions…


Added by Double A on May 11, 2014 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

Preparation underway for my CI in 2014

It has been about 3 months since I read The Cool Impossible the first time. Since then I have probably read the book couple more times and soaked in these big ideas:

  • Form and Strength and how they are interdependent
  • Benefits of strength exercises for my feet
  • Nutrition and general diet
  • Mental strength and discipline
  • Awareness (probably the biggest one!)

This is a quick update on my last 3 months.

Living in Bangalore, India,…


Added by Double A on May 1, 2014 at 12:05am — 1 Comment

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