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B2R Trail Shoes

Hi Everyone

Yesterday my B2R Trail shoes arrived along with a pair for my wife and a pair of the road shoes for my running partner Jeff. All in all it took 3 weeks for them to arrive which is very good given the distance they had to travel and having to clear customs before being delivered. As Jeff is also the local Post Master we opened our shoe boxes in the…


Added by Robert Burpee on April 8, 2014 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

"Running Increases The Risk Of Early Death" - WHAT THE!!

I found this on my home page today.

The artical above tries to make the case that running can lead to an early death and to me the artical has alot words, a huge headline but says nothing just to get eye balls on their page. I…


Added by Robert Burpee on April 2, 2014 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Relationships, I'm Getting To Know Them

Now I know that many of you already know and enbrace this, so please humour me.

It's not that I have been completely oblivious to the relationships between Heart Rate, Fatigue, Form, Foot and Leg Strength, Proformance, Mindset, Muscle Soreness etc but until I read The Cool Impossible and started the 15 Week Foundation Program as described in The Cool Impossible these linkages were not front and centre in my mind. They were there, a shadow, a knowing but not really…


Added by Robert Burpee on March 27, 2014 at 6:26am — 2 Comments

Day 1 Week 1

Hi Eric and everyone

last night I begun the 15 week foundation program using my test results and something curious happened I found it very hard to keep my heart rate in zone 2 it kept creeping up into 3 and 4. As my run progressed it became harder and harder to get may heart rate down after each 15-20" of moderately fast running. The only way I could get it down was to walk for 30-40" then resume running again. Does this mean my test results were wrong or dose this happen? After…


Added by Robert Burpee on March 6, 2014 at 8:48pm — 2 Comments

My Glutes Send A Message

On Saturday I was doing some work up at my son's primary school which involved driving metal wedges, known as "wizards" into the ground to support pole mounted signage. So as to drive the "wizards" into very dry and hard ground with the full face of the sledge hammer I had to squat and swing the sledge hammer.

If you can picture me bent at the knees, my butt approaching being parallel to the ground while leaning slightly forward to keep my balance and swinging a sledge hammer. Now the…


Added by Robert Burpee on February 25, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments

Eric's Philosopies

This afternoon my 9 year old son had a chiropractor appointment and as we walked into his rooms Aaron (our chiropractor) asked my son "so what have you been up to" in his usual caring and engaging manner. With that my son rolls of all that he's been up to and says at the very end "and Mum & Dad's been getting me to do the wobble, - er slant board. Now Aaron knows what my…


Added by Robert Burpee on February 11, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Our Neck Of The Woods & It's Not Snowing

Hi everyone, as I'm sure you know, news travels fast its been very hot here and we again have bush fires (wild fires), there are some 40 burning around the state of Victoria. We are fine the closest to us is about 30km away. in the artical I have posted it talks about Black Saturday. the 5th anniversary of Black Saturday was on Friday just past (7th) and on that day 183 people lost their lives, stock losses were too large to count and 4,500 homes and business were lost. Our town was…


Added by Robert Burpee on February 10, 2014 at 2:34am — 3 Comments

"Eat & Run"



Last year I read Scott Jurek's book "Eat & Run" and not only is his personal story so compelling, his running achievements beyond belief, his research and knowledge of nutrition and how to apply it not only to fueling his running but to living a healthy life was, to me, spell binding. As an example he takes the trouble to make his own rice milk so he knows what is exactly in it and so he has a…


Added by Robert Burpee on February 7, 2014 at 7:08pm — 2 Comments

What are we teaching

Watching evening TV for the first time in a long while, I was struck by the plethora of junk food adds and the number of diet plans, diet companies & prepackaged, home delivered food outlets that grace our screens. All purporting to be convenient, healthy, cost effective and life changing. As a society we have never been more educated or had greater access to information pertaining to our health and well being, yet everyday we see parents taking kids of all ages…


Added by Robert Burpee on February 6, 2014 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

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