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Awesome training programme!

Started Sep 14, 2012 0 Replies

Half way through the 8 week strength and endurance programme and it's time for the Progress Test. Wow! 4 weeks ago, I was 7 minute miling for the 6 minutes, and had an average HR of 166. Today I was…Continue

8 week strength and endurance plan query

Started Sep 5, 2012 0 Replies

Hi Eric, I’ve finished your 6 week beginner’s programme (I’ve actually done it twice because I got injured towards the end of my first go!), and am now 3 weeks into your 8 week strength and endurance…Continue

Beginner Runners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Belscher Nov 12, 2012. 6 Replies

I hope no-one minds, but I thought I'd post some tips for beginners to Natural Running which would have helped me if I'd known them 6 months ago. There seem to be quite a few newcomers posting with…Continue

Starting over

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich miller Feb 11, 2012. 1 Reply

After 5 and a half weeks on the 6 week intro programme, I had to stop and rest because my foot hurt. I've been resting it ever since, it's slowly getting better, and I think I've figured out what the…Continue

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How many years have you been running?
What is your goal race for the year?
Chiltern Chase 10K
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Downton Half Marathon
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
at least one long (hour+) run per week with my wife, Kath

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Slip sliding away

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 3:19pm 5 Comments

Well, there's another day that just drifted away. They slip past almost unnoticed, one by one by one. And they're busy days, full of work and family and everything else that matters. Until you suddenly sit up and think, hey, it's nearly the end of April, that's another month lost by stealth, another month without running. And you start to realize what it means, that yet another season is just going to pass you by. It's a cold feeling in the pit of your gut, to face up to the fact that all…


New Knee, New Me?

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 2:56pm 7 Comments

It was too beautiful a day to resist. Breathless, slightly chilly, but glorious spring sunshine; perfect running weather. And I had to go into town anyway, so I slipped quietly out of work and tried a cautious mile down to the bike shop. And I didn't collapse in agony on the side of the road. My knee held up pretty well, perhaps feeling very slightly sore in the last 100m or so. And I didn't seem to have forgotten running form, and with lots of things to think about it may even have…


IT Band Pain and Run Form analysis

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 11:00am 15 Comments

A query for Eric. I'm trying to stay positive about this knee pain that's stopped me running, and I'm trying to address it by figuring out what is wrong with my run form. In The CI, there's a list of Common Run Form Mistakes, and I'm wondering if my knee pain, tight IT band and tight hip flexors are the result of being a "bender". Just to clarify, is a "bender" someone who runs with excessively bent legs (that do straighten with take-off), or someone who never straightens their legs at…


vintage car

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 8:00am 3 Comments

I'm starting to feel that running at 47 is like being the owner of a vintage classic car. I'd like to think that I have an old MG, though it's closer to an Austin 7, but the analogy still holds. Basically, to keep this old banger on the road requires constant maintenance and attention. That's OK as far as it goes, but the problem is that no sooner have I fixed the gear box than the gaskets blow. I sort out the gaskets and the suspension goes. I invest time and effort mending the suspension,…


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At 3:27pm on September 19, 2014, Robert Burpee said…
Hi again Paul, have you considered an oliptical strider/walker? They used the same muscle groups with very little strain on your joints. We have one & I use it sometimes for variety. This might help. Cheers
At 5:56am on September 18, 2014, Robert Burpee said…
Hello................. Hello ........anybody there ..............HEELLLLOOO anybody at home, I'm just wondering how the Austin's suspension is going........ Hello anybody there. :-)
At 5:17am on September 3, 2014, Robert Burpee said…

Hi Paul, just wondering how the suspension on the Austin 7 going, has the up-grade helped. :-}

At 4:37am on July 14, 2014, Robert Burpee said…
Hi Paul, my running's going great, I'm currently week 6, Phase 2 of the Strategic Running Foundation & it's Amazing. I would never have thought I'd be able to train 5-6 days a week, but here I am Doing it. I was telling Rich the other day that I love the training, the variety & I look forward to the next days training.
I'm sorry to hear about your knee it must be very frustrating. But on the up side you've smashed Lori's mile record, we just won't tell her it was on the bike. At the risk of sounding trite or telling you something that everyone feels the need to impart on you. Stay positive your doing all the right things, & the cross traing on the bike will hold you in good stead.
Remember; good things come to those who do the right things and good things happen to good people.
Take care Paul, touch base soon.
At 6:59pm on July 13, 2014, Robert Burpee said…

Hi Paul, just wondering how your going we haven't heard from you in a while. Cheers Robert


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