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by Corpus Cani
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barefoot Running
Replies: 46
Views: 2683

Re: Barefoot Running

I remember when the topic of barefoot running and VFF “shoes” came up about 18 months ago. The post got me thinking, my first training shoes were canvas topped Sand Shoes or Tennis Shoes, so I went back to an original book I have Arthur Lydiard’s “Run to the Top” and there were pictures of his stabl...
by Corpus Cani
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: World Youth Champs. Lille France.
Replies: 0
Views: 563

World Youth Champs. Lille France.

Any RM'ers following the World Youths over in France?

I see Christian Brennan (Can) ran 53:15s. in the 400m. semi final and has made it into the final. I have my fingers crossed for a little mate of mine in tommorows 5,000m Walk.
by Corpus Cani
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Challenge

I know RM'ers like a challenge. This was sent to me the other day (Too tough for me!!) perhaps it should go in the Food Nutrition and Recipies forum. Sean Muller writes: Having met some really remarkable local runners out in Africa recently, I have been motivated into doing more and seeking out a ne...
by Corpus Cani
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: 800m finish - Robbie Andrews
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: 800m finish - Robbie Andrews

As you well know, some races go very slow until the final 200m, then accelerate dramatically (which works if you're the best 200m runner in the race). That is what I do like about 400/800/1500m running: the strategy and the kick. What I don't like is the pain :lol: Don't agree Michael, that might b...
by Corpus Cani
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: 800m finish - Robbie Andrews
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: 800m finish - Robbie Andrews

I’d say Rob Andrews did his homework pretty well. Pre race, the commentator mentioned that Charles Jock likes to go out hard and that Andrews likes to sit back and “sprint” home over his rivals, which, as Pat Menzies says is misleading. In a truly run 800m. race everyone is slowing down it’s the run...
by Corpus Cani
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Making It Up As You Go
Replies: 0
Views: 3094

Making It Up As You Go

I parked the car beside an old mulick heap in the Tooborac Forest and meandered off at a geriatric jog spooking half a dozen or so grey foresters who thought they had the place to themselves. I gradually found a little bit of rhythm as I wandered up and down along forest track. After 20 min I came t...
by Corpus Cani
Fri May 27, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Another Rider Says Lance Armstrong Took EPO
Replies: 155
Views: 13581

Re: Another Rider Says Lance Armstrong Took EPO

With regards the EPO issue I won't say on which side of the fence I sit. What's wrong with a bit of straight talking? I'm so pleased the moderators haven't closed this thread. 'Absit reverentia vero' "The truth shouldn't be silenced to spare someone." Also Shakespeare indicated (The Mercha...
by Corpus Cani
Wed May 18, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Incline running: How is it useful
Replies: 23
Views: 3251

Re: Incline running: How is it useful

Real hills pose the dilemma of having to run back down them. You dont have to run back down, you can walk back down or jog back down - depends on what you are trying to achieve. Technically it's power (not strength) that you're trying to attain with hill running. You will hear people argue that doi...
by Corpus Cani
Mon May 16, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Tragic News Sammy Wanjiru has died
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Tragic News Sammy Wanjiru has died

How terribly sad, possibly the best marathon runner ever and to think just age 24.
He seems to have had quite a few troubles since the Beijing Olympics.
Pax Vosbiscum Sammy.
Rest in Peace

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13408162
by Corpus Cani
Sun May 15, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Incline running: How is it useful
Replies: 23
Views: 3251

Re: Incline running: How is it useful

A very successful old coach that once told me that anytime someone says "Science tells us............." He stops listening. Are you after a scientific study or does your question regards incline/hill training apply to you? Good scientists are not always good coaches. If the training applie...
by Corpus Cani
Wed May 11, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Goals and motivation
Replies: 26
Views: 1953

Re: Goals and motivation

Everyone has ability but if the desire to reach a goal is not there you have a problem. You can train your heart out but if the workload isn't right or you are doing the wrong work at the wrong time of the year. Another problem. There are no magic wands, athletics is hard work and it takes years to ...
by Corpus Cani
Thu May 05, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Can Radcliffe win Olympic gold?
Replies: 20
Views: 1344

Re: Can Radcliffe win Olympic gold?

Paula remains by far the fastest marathon runner of all-time although her 2h17s days will be enormously tough to replicate, coming back from pregnancy & injury, you have to go back 6 years to when she was fully fit and healthy and that seems an awfully long time ago now My instinct tells me flav...
by Corpus Cani
Mon May 02, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

Re: London Marathon

In theory (this is purely hypothetical) if Kenisia Bekele at the top of his game was to run comparably from 10000m to marthon as Geoffrey Mutai then he would have clocked a 2.01low at Boston. Of course there are a whole host of reasons why he probably wouldn't have. The thing is Mutai, great runner ...
by Corpus Cani
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: New Rules for Womens Marathoning???
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

New Rules for Womens Marathoning???

After all the talk about the Boston fast times here's another one to stir the possum.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... eater.html
by Corpus Cani
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Grete Waitz dies of cancer at 57
Replies: 13
Views: 1251

Re: Grete Waitz dies of cancer at 57

How very very sad.

Farewell to a truly phenomenal athlete - 5 time winner of the World Cross Country and real trailblazer in women's marathoning.
by Corpus Cani
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Boston Marathon course... slow?
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Re: Boston Marathon course... slow?

Interesting that Emmanuel Mutai won London and Geoffrey Mutai won Boston - not related I believe.
by Corpus Cani
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

London Marathon

Men 1 Mutai, Emmanuel (KEN) 02:04:40 2 Lel, Martin (KEN) 02:05:45 3 Makau, Patrick (KEN) 02:05:45 4 Dos Santos, Marlison Gomes (BRA 02:06:34 5 Kebede, Tsegaye (ETH) 02:07:48 Women 1 Keitany, Mary (KEN) 02:19:19 2 Shobukhova, Liliya (RUS) 02:20:15 3 Kiplagat, Edna (KEN) 02:20:46 4 Bekele, Bezunesh (E...
by Corpus Cani
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: More Ed Whitlock News
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: More Ed Whitlock News

Corpus Cani wrote:
I would love to see his training diary over the last 12 months.


I take that back. I'd like to see his training diary for the last 5 years
by Corpus Cani
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: More Ed Whitlock News
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: More Ed Whitlock News

Truly amazing. What a great man!!!

I would love to see his training diary over the last 12 months.
by Corpus Cani
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: mile repeats
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: mile repeats

The relationship between a coach and his athlete is a two-way act of faith.

Why not discuss your training concerns with your coach rather taking advice from people who in all probability don’t know you, your training history and have never seen you run.
by Corpus Cani
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: downhill overspeed
Replies: 19
Views: 3821

Re: downhill overspeed

I might be going in a bit deep here, but for what it's worth:- I've taken these notes from an old copy of Leichtahletik Konkret (Germany) The article is writen by Dietmar Koszewski. SPRINTING speed is influenced by the mechanical parameters of stride length and stride frequency. Using superamaximal ...
by Corpus Cani
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Nice story about Rick Ball
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Nice story about Rick Ball

Where is Flex???

Wasn't he supposed to be competing at the IPC World Games in Christchurch? I coudn't find him in the results.
I know the Canadians pulled out of the marathon due to the state of the course (first earthquake)
by Corpus Cani
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday Heartbreak
Replies: 39
Views: 1953

Re: Tuesday Heartbreak

Well, I'm heartbroken over the pics coming out of Christchurch today. Thankfully for my friends on a world trip, they just left Christchurch. Yes. And yes. It IS a heartbreaking situation in Christchurch. This is the city where the World IPC Games (AWD Athletes) were held last month.....I think &qu...

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