When do you start training for a race

QT: When Should You Start Training for Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in January of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.

When should you start training for your next big race?

When do you start training for a race

16 Weeks Out?

The general rule of thumb seems to be that training for a race starts about 16 weeks before the day of the race.

That kind of time frame allows you to build up your mileage gradually (and safely) so you’ll be ready on race day.

I disagree.

The training you do BEFORE you officially start training for your race matters a whole hell of a lot more than many runners seem to realize. Read more

QT: Setting the Right Goals Doesn’t Happen by Chance


Now that you’ve taken the time to look back, it’s time to look forward!

(Wait, you didn’t take the time to look back yet? Please check out this post before setting new goals for yourself!)

Setting new goals isn’t something that should be done willy-nilly.

If you’re serious about being successful, both in the short and long term, it’s important that you’re setting the right goals for yourself.

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QT: When Setting New Goals, Look Back Before Looking Forward


As the clock ticks toward the new year, it’s only natural to start thinking of what’s to come in 2019.

When it comes to setting new goals, whether for the new year or new training cycle, many runners tend to rush the process a little bit.

Before we look forward to the future, it’s wise to look into our past.

You might just learn a few things that will help you be successful in the coming year. Read more

Verna Volker Is a Native American Working to Change the Narrative


My guest today is a proud member of the Navajo Nation as well as a proud member of the running community.

Verna Volker

She started running with a goal of losing weight but has gained so much more in the process.

I will go a few easy miles with Verna Volker as she shares with me how she hopes to inspire other Native women to get into the sport she loves.

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QT: One Year of Heart Rate Training; Good, Bad, and Ugly


My oh my!

Has it already been a year that I’ve been doing this whole heart rate training thing?

Time sure flies when you’re running slow!

Time Flies False

Ok, so maybe time doesn’t fly.

But it is hard to believe that it’s been a full year since I completely overhauled my diet and training philosophy for a year-long experiment.

The results? We will get to those in a moment. Read more