How many years have you been running?
6 years after a 12 year break & for 5 years before that
What is your goal race for the year?
Yet To Be Deceided
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Marathon PB 1986 3.02:14
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
To be the best I can be be & to attend 1 Of Eric's Mountain Running Camps
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A cool and cloudy morning greeted us on Sunday the 18th of October, just perfect for running and though my preparation had been interrupted due to work travel and a virus, I felt excited for what lay ahead.
I woke at 4.00am dressing and eating a breakfast of muffin with honey, a banana and black tea. Up alone with my thoughts and the silence I started to get nervous with a few doubts and…
I found this online and thought many of you may be interested in this as was I, again it seems to me that this is another example of basic, good nutrition being the key to our fueling needs.
Steve Prefontaine's Diet…
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.…
A few days ago I finished reading Bens book, "Ben On Foot" and I wanted to let you all know how much I enjoyed reading it. The book flows, is easy to read and draws the reader in so that the reader is able to experience and be a part of Ben's journey. You, well I was any way, with him in my minds eye every step of the way, seeing what he saw and felt through his words. He lays out in front of you the genisis of his idea to run 130 miles, his doubts, fears, joys, elations…
Yesturday while competing in the Melbourne Marathon one could say I had both the worst of days and the best of days but I will choose the best of days. But let me start at the begining.
We arrived at the MCG, (Melbourne Cricket Ground) where the start and finish would be, placing our dry clothing bag in the bagging area by 6.15am and walked to the starting area which is about 10 minutes walk. It was about 10 Deg C for the start so though it was crisp it was not so cold you were…
Hi everyone, I thought I'd share this as it underlines everything Eric tries to teach us about embracing the unknown.
I've been getting sore feet and ankles for the past few weeks, nothing I havn't been able to cope with but all the same my left foot in particular has been giving me some grief. I think it's because I've transitioned out of my orthotics altogether while I'm running, I haven't been wearing them at all no matter what the run might be.
Last Sunday 22km into a 30km…
Three - four weeks ago I bought a new pair of NB 1090-V4 which have an 8mm drop and ever since then I have been running without any orthotics at all. Before then, I have for some time, not used orthotics in my day to day shoes but in my runners which were NB 1080-V3, I was still wearing them.
Since early April when I received my B2R Trail shoes I have been slowly transitioning into them while still using the NB 1080 with my orthotics. Most weeks I run at…
The weekend just past saw my 10 year old son Jason compete in his first fun run. It was a 3km run as part of the Run Melbourne festival with my wife also running the 10km the next day. The kids event is a family event where parents and guardians can run with the kids. There were kids of all ages being pushed, carried, walking and running, it was fantastic to see such fun being had around a healthy activity. The only danger was being accidently tripped by parents stopping abruptly or walking…
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Hi Robert! Hope all is well with you! I haven't been on here much in a while. Things seem to have slowed down here since Eric isn't spending as much time on the site.
Have 3 different pairs of Inov8 - love all 3. Have a gym / road pair, a summer trail and a winter trail pair. Also have clothing and run vest all great stuff.
Hi Robert! Thanks for reaching out! I've been running. Did a marathon last month and have a trail race this weekend which will be a training run for the Double Dipsea in just over two weeks. I haven't been doing many race reports here on TCI much, though I guess I should eventually. Got any major events coming up? Or do things slow down a bit due to winter?
Thank you. It was awesome
Thank you Robert! I just signed up for membership yesterday, and I can't believe I've already received two comments. :) The thing is...I don't have anyone here to talk running with. I'm the kind of person who gets very passionate about my interests and for 2 months I've been living, breathing, thinking running. LOVE Eric's The Cool Impossible!
In my younger decades I did run to stay fit, but then my personal health would not support it until I had surgery. That is what freed me to begin running again - three decades later.
My biggest fear is I will have a injury and that will keep me from running. My other problem is trying to keep my enthusiasm down so I have rest days.
Thanks again Robert! Your words are inspiration. :)
Hi Robert -can't really comment on suitability of Eric's marathon programme for a half as I haven'r seen the programme - sorry. As for Garmin we have 2 in the family a 205 and 310XT - both great, we always buy "old models" on Amazon as they are so much cheaper than the current range
Hi Robert - excellent news! Usual advice (same as any race) don't go out too hard at start, try for the holy grail of negative splits -easier said than done. On your long training runs try to do some race day simulation / pacing. Not sure this last one is wise or not, but I tend to avoid drink stations on a half marathon mainly because I'm around the 90 min mark I can hydrate enough before hand, and avoiding water stations means avoiding congestion and trip hazards at water stations on the bigger halfs