Added by Lori Enlow on September 24, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
It's been awhile since I've put in an update. I'm into week 10 of phase 1 from The Cool Impossible and all is going well. I'll have more about weeks 9 and 10 later on but for now I just want to focus on the end of week 8. It appeared to be another recovery week, so I did not expect any challenges to arise, but lo and behold one did. It was more mental than physical, but it's really helped energize me in these subsequent weeks. It was on the last day, time for my long slow run. Fortunately it…Continue
Added by Kevin Dunn on September 20, 2013 at 1:13am — No Comments
I've been running for three years and I ran my first 50 mile race last May, TNF Endurance Challenge at Bear Mt. My right heel really started to bother me about 2/3rds into the race. I figured that my feet were not use to the very rocky terrain. My heel continued to bother me through May and got to the point where I had trouble walking. My Podiatrist took x-rays and I had a fractured heel bone. Six weeks in soft cast, then I was told no running for 4 weeks, then I was told that I have…Continue
Hi I am so excited to have been given The Cool Impossible by my friend for my birthday this summer. I've been battling Achilles Tendonitis for 5 years now, and have tried literally EVERYTHING possible to fix it, but it still plagues me.
In the meantime, I ran my first Marathon in 2010, my second in 2011, and two half marathons in between, skipping 2012 because I just didn't feel I could do it again with pain....I've been running (and I use the term loosely...more like slow…Continue
When you’re running, do you use the muscle groups that you should be using?
I’ve analyzed the running form of a lot of people, both on the treadmill and running outdoors, and it’s clear that a lot of people only use their anterior (front) kinetic chain in order to power their forward running motion, i.e. they rely on their quads and hip flexors to do most of the work - and they often run with their pelvis tilted forwards. This is particularly…Continue
Added by Gary Reynolds on September 11, 2013 at 1:07am — No Comments
The G2G is less then 3 weeks away. It is time to get serious about figuring out the logistics of packing and working out my race strategy for a 6 day self-supported stage race. I have been dealing with a hurt achilles and although it is getting stronger and feeling better, it has set me back in my training a bit. This last month, I have focused on cross training and hiking with my pack. I may not be as competitive as I would like in the race but feel good about my endurance. During my…Continue
I've been running in minimalistic shoes - 5 Fingers and Vivobarefoot - for a few months now, but still feel tenderness under my feet at the landing zone. Depending on the distance, it sometimes actually feels bruised. Is it normal to still feel tenderness?
Another entry in my ongoing journey through Coach Eric's Cool Impossible Foundation Program. Weeks 6 and 7 were a little challenging given that my family summer vacation fell in the middle of it. I managed to complete week 6, but week 7 got a little derailed so I just started it over when I got back. I did manage a little bit of cross training pushing my kids in the triple stroller around Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Legoland over an 8 day period. For some reason the…Continue
Added by Kevin Dunn on September 1, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments