June 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Rebuilding... where to begin?

So... while I have a long history of running, I am essentially beginning again after a long absence. Not sure which program to start with as I have a goal (unrealistic?) to run a 50k in October with a couple of shorter races in-between. Any advice would be welcomed. Thanks!

Added by Brad Gantt on June 27, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

From Getting Started to 80K

Hello Eric

I´m on the second week of the getting started 8 week plan (Great by the way :) ) . Yesterday i saw that my "dream race" was scheduled for Oct 15 ( Ultra Marathon de los Andes.. @ Chile), so i´d like to now how could i combine my current plan with the 50 Mile plan you also offer.. i have never run more than a half Marathon but i´m really motivated to finish the race.

thanks in advance sensei :)

Added by Leonardo Perez on June 24, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

The Official 1st Day of Training for the Born To Run Secret Race!

Officially started my first day of training today for the BTR secret race in Oct.  I parked in town at the Snow King Resort parking lot and started with a climb up Snow King mtn.  This is the local ski hill and gains 1753 feet in just 2.14 miles.

After my Snow King summit, I headed off the back side to tack on an extra 3.5 miles for a total of 5.69 miles and 2,147 elevation gain.  I managed to keep everything under my climbing threshold HR.  This is very important early season to…


Added by Eric Orton on June 23, 2011 at 3:49pm — 12 Comments

What I Learned on The Naked Tour

Touring around the country with Chris McDougall helping promote the Born To Run paperback was great fun.  Every stop was unique and it was wonderful to meet so many passionate runners.  I would often close my speech by telling the audience how cool it was that someone (Chris) who came in last, has completely turned the run industry upside down.  Chris's…


Added by Eric Orton on June 16, 2011 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

Pain in lower calf muscle

Hello everyone, last week during my tempo run I got a sudden sharp pain in my left lower calf muscle. It was as if a demon came out of the dirt and whipped it, lol. So I immediately slowed down to a jog and every step was painful after that. So when I got home I iced it and took ibuprofen and then took 4 days off from running. Then yesterday I tried jogging on it and it still hurts. I jogged for about 20 minutes  to see if it would go away as I  warmed up but it did not. I have had soreness…


Added by Bobby on June 14, 2011 at 12:52am — 2 Comments

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