Beginners and Beyond

Welcome to the new BF. (Read 843 times)

    Hello. Anybody in here?


      Yep. My Thanksgiving meal was yesterday, so I have lots of time to kill today. My goal is not to stare at this screen all day. And not eat all the leftovers. That too.


        A note from the great and powerful eric, posted on the main boards.  Which I suspect you have already seen, but what the hell.


        Hello everyone!

        My name is Eric and I'm the creator of  I don't usually participate in non-administrative threads but I'm popping in to welcome all the RWOL users to RunningAHEAD.  I prefer to be hands off so that you can express your opinions freely.  These forums have moderators but they are only allowed to censor the occasional spam.  I do expect everyone to treat each other with civility and thus far, the self governance kept RA’s forums a welcoming place for everyone.


        Some RWOL users are reluctant to give RA a try because its forums are not as active.  The greatness of an online community is not the software it uses but rather the conversations of its users.  RA can become a more vibrant place if we all join in the conversations.


        Rodale is a corporation, with many shareholders that demand revenue and profits.  My guess is Training Peaks approached Rodale with the offer that if RW transfers all of its users to TP, TP will give Rodale a percentage of the premium membership fees it collected from RW’s users.  Rodale agreed because it is an additional revenue that it did not have with the “classic” free training log.  I can’t tell you the short sightedness of this decision.


        Unlike RWOL, my primary focus is on you, the users.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to be rich, but I always believed that we can form a symbiotic relationship where everyone benefits.   My success depends entirely on your satisfaction of RA, where as it’s just a job to the RW folks that read and maybe respond to your comments.


        Anyway, that is my sell.  If you become an RA user, I will take good care of you.  Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone in the US and a great day to everyone else!


        eric Smile



          Right now 34 people have joined this group. I didn't start this to pull anyone away from RW. I decided to move over because I needed a change. This way we can still post in the main forum and keep some of the drama off the front page.


          Or pretend this is the old place, only better.

          Bad Ass

            Hi, all.  I even posted an RR here.  Glad to see some friendly faces here.  I'm not sure what I'll do with RWOL, so for now, I'll be hopping between both forums.

            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner, INKnBURN Ambassador


            "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

            Found the Beer Table!

              Just finished transferring all my data from my RWOL log.

              I like the new neighborhood.



                Hi, all.  I even posted an RR here.  Glad to see some friendly faces here.  I'm not sure what I'll do with RWOL, so for now, I'll be hopping between both forums.


                You do not have to do anything.  For all the grief it is getting at the moment, when the BF works, it's a machine.  When it does not, it is a broken machine.


                At least we have some place to go if/when that happens. 


                For now, abstain from making declarations on where you will post. 


                Roll wit it baby just roll.

                Clarity: I've found it.

                delicate flower

                  Hey, anyone know where I can score a passport?

                  proud sherpa


                  just another runner


                    The first step is to get up off the couch!


                      Hey, anyone know where I can score a passport?


                      Not here, buster.



                        Here you go...  not free though.


                          FYI - this is the home to 49 lost souls. Ok, temporary lost souls. Or whatever y'all are.


                            You and me are free to be you and me.


                            In a land where the river runs free

                            In a land to a shining sea


                              Mitch, aka hog4life here. I'll keep in both ponds for a bit to see which waters are most clear.

                                The water here is almost always clear. No shit.