Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Out Too Fast...The Comic and the Contest!

If you haven't seen the comic "Out Too Fast" already then it means you either haven't gotten around to purchasing Bryon Powell's new book, "Relentless Forward Progress : A Guide to Running Ultramarathons" or you are just a slow reader and haven't come to page 178 yet. So for those of you who haven't seen it you'll find a preview of that page below plus two chapters of the book to preview here.

The Comic-
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The Contest-
iRunFar Headsweats Race Hat
From reading your blogs I do know that there are many folks out there who have read and are following the training plans in Bryon's book. I would love to know some of your favorite tips about training/racing/nutrition/hydration etc, etc. that you picked up from "Relentless Forward Progress". Please leave your thoughts and comments below with your name and a winner will be randomly chosen to win a great iRunFar Headsweats Race Hat made of Coolmax mesh and built-in terrycloth headband to show off on your next run or race. Note: Make sure to check back August 23rd to see if you won.

The Contest Winner-
Thank-you to all who took the time to comment. It appears that everyone is in agreement that Bryon's book is an overdue and welcome resource for the ultrarunning community. I am sure that Bryon will be happy to hear that his book has been a helpful tool for you all. Now without further adieu the winner of the Headsweats Race Hat is Alex. Congratulations Alex, please e-mail me your mailing details so Bryon can send you your prize;-)


Todd said...

I bought Relentless Forward Progress for various reasons, but the first reason was a 24 hour urban endurance event I was running for the 2nd time. Bryon's tips about heat and running a non-trail event was extremely valuable. I ran more miles than I did the year prior and ran them quicker. Now onto my next goal!

Derrick said...

I like Bryon's section about coaching, and the benefits of working with a coach.

Mike said...

I enjoyed the realistic approach taken.

Unknown said...

The book is a reference for me now. It ia written in a common sense way with every runner in mind. Loved it

Unknown said...

I agree with each of the above comments

shel said...

haven't gotten the book yet - but wanted to say i love the comic and i am so happy for you it's in the book!

Eliza Ralph-Murphy said...

Thanks to everyone who has left a comment so far. I am sure Bryon will love to read the feedback everyone has to say so please keep those comments coming.

Shel, I also love to get feedback so thanks so much and I think that comment does qualify you for the draw also;-)

nrmrvrk said...

I like RFP. The sections surrounding training schedules for ultras were probably the most useful part of the book for me. I haven't been able to find much information online about how to structure training for ultras. I've just been modifying my past marathon schedules.

Nathan said...

I bought the book to soak up as much info as I can about ultras. Running my first one in Sept. I liked the training plans, although I didn't follow them to the 'T'. But I used them as a guide.

Everything from not going out too fast to remembering not to think about the finish, just the next AS, to remembering that if you get down, it's only temporary and soon you'll be up again (peaks & valleys), was all useful information. I just hope I can remember all of it when I'm out on the course!