December 2014 Blog Posts (9)

One irksome matter: foot placement.

When I run this

I feel like I am running tires like these guys

Have you experienced this? What I am doing wrong…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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