Listener Q&A: August 2019


And just like that, another month is drawing to a close!

But before we shut the book on August 2019 and batten down the hatches as Hurricane Dorian comes knocking, let’s do a little Q&A! Read more

Ila Allen Isn’t Using Age As An Excuse To Not Achieve Her Goals


Ila Allen has been a contributing member of the Diz Runs Facebook group for as long as I can remember.

Today she will be joining me on the show as I get to know more about her “zero dark thirty” runs that are an inspiration to many, myself included.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Ila Allen.

Ila Allen

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QT: Tips for Adding Double Days to Your Training Regimen


One thing I’ve been struggling with for awhile is adding more miles to my weekly routine.

On the surface, this really shouldn’t be that difficult.

The easiest solutions are to either run more on the days that I am already running or adding additional days of running each week.

But therein lies the problem.

I’m already running five days per week, and I really like having a couple of non-running days per week.

And as for running more on the days that I already run, due to life that’s a little easier said than done.

Is it doable? Yes. Absolutely.

I’m admittedly a slow starter in the morning. And try as I might, I just can’t seem to get out the door to begin my run in less than an hour after waking up.

Perhaps the solution for my dilemma is the one I’ve been trying to avoid for the past year: double days. Read more

Cliff Pittman Knows A Positive Mindset Can Reach Beyond Race Results


My guest on the show today is Cliff Pittman, a runner for about 25 years but only recently has he began seriously racing.

Cliff is also a running coach whose area of expertise is helping his athletes with their mindset.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Cliff Pittman today.

Cliff Pittman

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QT: Regular Route Getting Stale? Some Tips to Help Keep It Fresh


No matter how much we love the sport of running, it is possible that our running might get a little boring on occasion.

I mean, I know there are days when doing another handful of miles in my neighborhood just doesn’t sound that exciting.

And point blank, it’s not that exciting.

Most weeks, I’m doing a handful of miles in my neighborhood four times.

Now, my neighborhood isn’t small but it’s certainly not big enough that the monotony of the scenery doesn’t get to me on occasion. Read more