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    Re: materials needed to create training program

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    Old downloads that are more than 10 years old may not work if you did not maintain your storage.

    CharlieFrancis.com has a 100% guarantee on all of it's content. If you are not satisfied let me know and I will return your money in full.

    If you are a long time member RB34 or having an issue with a product let me know and I will be more than happy to resend you file.

    From your posts, it might not hurt you to brush up on some of the material. . Damn, I wish my emojis worked on this website. Who is the owner anyway? LOL.
    The gpp download is all pixelated can't really see anything. What post?

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    I would also like to say that Charlie's materials are unmatched. I've bought most of the videos and reading materials and searched this site a ton since joining (10 years now?!). What did Charlie's program do for me?

    When I graduated HS, I was a a 22.65 (FAT) and 50.6 (hand-timed) guy.

    I came back to track at 25 and trained with a club that did the old school stuff. After those two years, my PRs were 7.28 / 22.99 / 51.58 indoors and 11.39 /22.47 / 50.22 outdoors.

    At age 27, I began training myself in accordance with Charlie's guiding principles. By 30 years old, my PRs were 7.06 / 22.42 / 50.15 indoors and 10.81 / 21.69 / 49.79 outdoors.

    Those times are far from spectacular compared to some of the folks on this board, but I truly believe that fully committing to Charlie's approach allowed me to realize my individual potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actuary400m View Post
    I would also like to say that Charlie's materials are unmatched. I've bought most of the videos and reading materials and searched this site a ton since joining (10 years now?!). What did Charlie's program do for me?

    When I graduated HS, I was a a 22.65 (FAT) and 50.6 (hand-timed) guy.

    I came back to track at 25 and trained with a club that did the old school stuff. After those two years, my PRs were 7.28 / 22.99 / 51.58 indoors and 11.39 /22.47 / 50.22 outdoors.

    At age 27, I began training myself in accordance with Charlie's guiding principles. By 30 years old, my PRs were 7.06 / 22.42 / 50.15 indoors and 10.81 / 21.69 / 49.79 outdoors.

    Those times are far from spectacular compared to some of the folks on this board, but I truly believe that fully committing to Charlie's approach allowed me to realize my individual potential.
    And how are you running this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    And how are you running this year?
    Those times were 5 years ago at age 30. I had my first kid at 31 and had a serious hamstring tendon injury in that year, which really put me out of competing for a couple years. Second kid was born last year, so "the balance" right now includes a little less training than I'd like.

    After a few meets this indoor season (age 35), my times are sitting at 7.28 and 23.47.

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    Re: materials needed to create training program

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    Thank you Pioneer for the compliment.

    You have been a long time member since January 2003.

    You have not only been a significant contributor to www.charliefrancis.com, you have met and worked along side Charlie. Charlie spoke well and highly of you.

    We have been online since 2000 and not once advertised. This has kept this information as it has been intended according to how Charlie wanted it. He wanted to share what he did and share how he did it.
    Thanks Ange! I actually even go back to the original version of the site which I think started in 2001? While all of us have probably have numerous resources we have relied upon Charlie's philosphies regarding sprint training, recovery/restoration, weighing risks vs. rewards and basically consideration of so many factors in performance that I never realized needed consideration have had the major influence on me. I end up mentioning CF almost every day to another coach or athlete.

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    Agree with Pioneer and Ange, get all the stuff you can afford from Charlie's stuff and then spend as much as time as you can going through previous conversations on this site. there are some truly amazing archived chats that even to this day I go back to and read in full (lactate threshold training!!!!! how many pages of discussion and not one wasted)

    I too was a member of the original forum before the switch and have the 2202 forum review printed on my desk at home along with the CFTS and of course many other books and papers.

    This forum I hope never closes!!!

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    Re: materials needed to create training program

    Quote Originally Posted by a-j View Post
    Agree with Pioneer and Ange, get all the stuff you can afford from Charlie's stuff and then spend as much as time as you can going through previous conversations on this site. there are some truly amazing archived chats that even to this day I go back to and read in full (lactate threshold training!!!!! how many pages of discussion and not one wasted)

    I too was a member of the original forum before the switch and have the 2202 forum review printed on my desk at home along with the CFTS and of course many other books and papers.

    This forum I hope never closes!!!
    The old stuff doesn't work - Ange sent me all the content several years ago and it still doesn't work.

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    No product of any age will run on any computer.
    It depends on the age of the product, whether it has been updated to stay in synch with the latest software, and whether there is a refresh process to upgrade the older versions distributed years ago.

    The curse of the modern internet is the mushrooming of operating systems, browsers and subsidiary tools.
    Laptop/desktops running everything from Windows 8-10. Tablets and phones with various levels of android.
    Some CF products are compressed using winzip - another tool with multiple generations.
    The actual video product ( I am looking at the GPP) is a wmv file - again the feasibility of playing this on the target computer/table/phone depends on the version of wmv originally used by CF and which software version your computer uses to read the video.

    This may sound slightly technical to some people, and stating the obvious to others, but the bottom line is no product runs on any device - it all depends on the various combinations as per above.

    Angie mentioned the need to "maintain your storage", I guess it depends what that means.

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    Re: materials needed to create training program

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbloke View Post
    No product of any age will run on any computer.
    It depends on the age of the product, whether it has been updated to stay in synch with the latest software, and whether there is a refresh process to upgrade the older versions distributed years ago.

    The curse of the modern internet is the mushrooming of operating systems, browsers and subsidiary tools.
    Laptop/desktops running everything from Windows 8-10. Tablets and phones with various levels of android.
    Some CF products are compressed using winzip - another tool with multiple generations.
    The actual video product ( I am looking at the GPP) is a wmv file - again the feasibility of playing this on the target computer/table/phone depends on the version of wmv originally used by CF and which software version your computer uses to read the video.

    This may sound slightly technical to some people, and stating the obvious to others, but the bottom line is no product runs on any device - it all depends on the various combinations as per above.

    Angie mentioned the need to "maintain your storage", I guess it depends what that means.
    Does the gpp dvd work for you? I think she was talking about the online storage when you download the product from the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Does the gpp dvd work for you? I think she was talking about the online storage when you download the product from the site.
    No, I also get a pixelated display. It used to work.
    My GPP version is dated 2009 as the date when I downloaded it.
    My Pc and its software (eg windows version) has obviously had multiple updates since 2009, but I dont know what/when things have changed that has caused the issue.

    The usual thing when acquiring a product is to state system requirements (if any). Eg xMB of disc storage, version 8 of windows or above, Realplayer media, ..... and so on.
    And info on any any historic upgrades for older versions.

    But this is all speculation on generalities. The easiest thing is for Angie to specify the system requirements before I baffle myself and everyone else on what may be completely wrong on my part !!

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