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Sore ball of my foot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Mijares Mar 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I have completed the full 20 week training program from the book and am now back with my running group mostly on trails. Its been about 2 months and I've noticed that the ball of my foot (right below…Continue

Sore Heel and Arch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Brennan Feb 4, 2014. 3 Replies

I've been doing the slant board exercises/lunges and upper body exercises for 4 weeks and wearing the B2R shoes for 3 weeks and I started out feeling great (and probably pushed too hard!).  After a…Continue

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"Great video Eric, as always. I've recently moved to Utrecht in The Netherlands from Australia. So I've gone from running hilly trails all the time to mostly flat streets. I can see in my Garmin stats that I've gone from running where…"
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How many years have you been running?
What is your goal race for the year?
14km City to Surf
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Joining a running group and running trails
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
10km in under 50 min

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Finished Phase 1

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 7:24pm 7 Comments

It took an extra week but I've now finished Phase 1 of the Foundation program and I've been pleased with the improvements in my running.

A friend asked me if I thought I was running faster now than before I had my run of injuries and I'm not sure that I am (yet) but I definitely feel stronger and more confident with my running.

1 mile test

  5th August    3rd November

Finally Started Foundation Program

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 8:12pm 3 Comments

It's taken 8 months of strength training and limiting myself to 4 x 30 minute runs per week when injury pain would allow to actually start on the Foundation Program.  I suppose I could have started sooner but each time I tried to push myself during that period with hill sprints or strides I'd experience another injury flare up and knew that something just wasn't right with my technique. I wanted to start when I knew that I'd be able to see it through.

I still have some…


What I've learned in 3 months

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:04am 1 Comment

Its been 3 months since I finished reading TCI and started on strength training and just under 3 months for wearing my B2R road shoes.  To be honest, I thought I'd be further through the program, especially as I've been diligent about doing all the strength exercises 3-4 times per week but I'm kind of stuck on the Transition phase and not wanting to go further until I've sorted out some lingering soreness in my right heel.

While I haven't progressed along the training program like I'd…


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At 2:35pm on November 10, 2014, Robert Burpee said…
Jill I'm looking to upgrade my Garmin, what model do you have.
Well done again on your improvement.

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