QT: Start Thinking About Next Year’s Goals Now

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If you’ve been around for a while, you know I’m a big fan of a new year.

When it comes to setting goals for the new year? The bigger the better.

One reason that I think many big goals, or resolutions, fail is that we don’t spend enough time thinking about next year’s goals before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

Point blank, the time to start thinking about your 2023 running goals is now. Read more

QT: Don’t Stress About Running Over the Holidays (Best Of-ish)

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The last six months of the year can a bit crazy, yes?

Between now and the end of the year, things just tend to be a bit crazy.

Holiday parties. Christmas pageants for the kids. End of the year “things”. Family demands. Travel.

Add it all up, the routine is a hot mess from now until somewhere around 4-5 January when the New Year is here and we settle back into our normal busy lives.

All of this disruption can wreak havoc on the training plans of anyone running over the holidays.

But it doesn’t have to. Read more

QT: In Running, is Good Enough Ever Good Enough?

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I was listening to the Red Weather Christians podcast recently, and the topic of the episode was about whether or not good enough is ever really good enough.

As the discussion played out, I think the answer ultimately ended up being situation-dependent.

Sometimes, good enough is fine.

Other times? Not so much.

And that got me thinking about running, and different areas where good enough is ok and others where it’s simply not. Read more

QT: Don’t Run When You Don’t Want to Run

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On occasion, every runner I know has a day or few where they don’t want to run.

Sometimes, for any number of reasons, we just don’t want to run.

That doesn’t make you less of a runner in any way, shape, or form.

It just means that you are human. Read more

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QT: A Handful of Things to Remember on Race Day (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 298 released in August of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Race day is right around the corner for me, and for the past few days I’m been trying to make sure that I have all of my ducks in a row, if you will.

I don’t know about you, but it seems like I always forget something on race day.

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day...

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day…

Thankfully, it’s seldom something substantial.

But that doesn’t mean that it’s any less frustrating.

Race day is stressful enough on its own, without you making it any worse by forgetting something. Read more