Robert Burpee's Blog – June 2014 Archive (4)

I Know I've Joined Club, Just Don't Know The Name

Today I ran from our cabin to the carpark at lake St. Clair a distance of 12.5Km's. It is up hill the whole way to the turn around at Lake St. Clair and down hill back to the cabin. I ran it in 1:08.03 some 7:30' quicker than when I last ran this 2 years ago.

The run is all on bitumen road withe enough verg to get out of the way of any on coming traffic of which there was very little. This run was fantastic for another reason too and I think I've joined a club, but I'm not sure of the name… Continue

Added by Robert Burpee on June 29, 2014 at 3:46am — 1 Comment

In Use For The Longest Time So Far But Less Time Taken

Yesterday I completed day 6, Week 3, of Phase 2 of the Strategic Running Foundation and as part of this session I completed an 18 km trail run, well 16 on the trail, 2 on a concrete footpath that is jam packed with steep inclines and declines, off camber sections, and long up hill sections. It's an out and back run so it's 9km out and 9km back along the same track and for me every time I run it I know I've had a run by the time I finish. I first did the 16km trail run 18 months ago…


Added by Robert Burpee on June 23, 2014 at 4:26am — 1 Comment

A Great Problem To Have But Have I Upset The Apple Cart!

Today was day 2, week1, of Phase 2 and I headed over to the recreation park in Healsville where I completed my 2, mile tests the first before I started the Strategic Running Foundation and again last week. After doing the warm up I completed 4 X 3' in SPZ.6, the first rep was right on the money I did'nt feel laboured just concentrated on form and breathing. The second and third reps required a greater level of focus particularly in the last 30…


Added by Robert Burpee on June 4, 2014 at 1:44am — No Comments

20 Minute Run Test

For those that are interested; I again performed the 20 minute run test on Friday night at the same place as I performed my initial 20 minute test 11 weeks ago but this time in the dark. By the time I had returned home from work, changed and headed out it was all but dark. I drove to the local oval, a different one to where I did the Mile test, put the light on my head and started my warm up as per the Strategic Running Program.

By the time I had completed the warm up it was dark and…


Added by Robert Burpee on June 2, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

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