QT: Overlooked Factors that Increase Your Heart Rate During a Run


For many runners that get into heart rate training, and even for some of us that have been at it for a while, it can be a bit of a struggle to keep your heart rate down while running.

I know when I really devoted myself to MAF training, I found myself walking a lot more than I expected because my heart rate kept climbing beyond my upper target.

If you could care less about heart rate training, in any of its forms, this post/episode really isn’t for you.

But if you’re into MAF, zone, 80/20, or any other form of training where heart rate is a factor, this post may help you keep your heart rate from shooting up too quickly on your next run. Read more

Melinda Perea Vowed To Live A Life Where Fear Doesn’t Hold Her Back


Today’s guest was part of the 2021 MS Run the US relay team to raise money and awareness to help fight the fight against multiple sclerosis.

Her leg of the relay covered 162 miles over 6 days and the cause is personal since she is one of 7 on the relay that is living with multiple sclerosis.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles today with Melinda Perea!

Melinda Perea

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Listener Q&A: August 2021


And just like that, August is wrapping up.

Great question.

While we try to figure out where August has gone, let’s do a little Q&A. Read more

Linda Clarke Is A Natural At Inspiring The Runner Within Others


My guest today is a fellow running coach, so there is a good chance we will all learn something new to help us move toward our running goals.

She has run around 70 races ranging from the 5k distance all the way up to the marathon.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Linda Clarke today.

LInda Clarke

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Why Am I Here

QT: Every Run Has a Purpose, Whether You Know It or Not (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 439 released in July of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

How often do you stop to consider the purpose of each workout that you do?

Why Am I Here

Every time you head out the door? Every week or two? Never?

Every run on your training plan has a purpose.

So, it would help if you were at least thinking about said purpose on occasion, eh? Read more