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Quick Tip: 4 Suggestions to Keep in Mind as Race Day Approaches


Even though it’s not fall (yet!) in Florida, there’s no doubt that peak fall racing season is almost upon us!

Several of the athletes I coach will be toeing the line of their goal races soon.

For many, the lead up to a goal race is a super exciting time. But it can also be a bit nerve-wracking for even the most level-headed runner.

The nearer you get to race day, and the deeper you get into the taper, things have a way of getting even tenser! Read more

QT: Find the Useful Bits of Good Advice and Dismiss the Rest


Last week I got hammered.

No, not that kind of hammered.

During the #FridayFive last week, I decided to have a little fun and rustle some feathers but taking some not-so-subtle digs and those that watch a bit too much football.

It was all in good fun, at least that was my intention, and there was a legit message that I was trying to convey.

Though judging by the amount of lambasting I got from those in attendance, as well as the reception I got from my wife when I was finished, it’s safe to say that my point was missed.

And that isn’t the first time someone missed the gest of a tip or piece of advice that I have tried to convey… Read more

QT: Everything You Need/Want to Know About the Pocatello Marathon


As this post/episode is released, I’m a week out from running the Pocatello Marathon in Pocatello, Idaho.

I’m not one for writing a detailed race recap of my performance on race day. So if that’s what you’re looking for…

Sorry

Yeah, I’m not really that sorry.

What I am up for doing is sharing my perspective on the Pocatello Marathon as someone that has run the race.

What things does this race get right? Where could they improve?

So that’s what I’m doing today.

I’m giving the basics below, but the podcast will have much more detail (ie I’ll probably be rambling like a mofo). So if you want the full scoop, make sure you press play above!

(And if you’re not already subscribed to the show on your phone, get on it eh?) Read more

Quick Tip: Your Best Bet is to Not Get Sick as Race Day Approaches


It’s been a pretty crazy week.

I ended up fighting off a sore throat this week before heading west to speak, sell a few books, and run at the Pocatello Marathon this weekend.

Yes. Dealing with a sore throat the same week that I’m supposed to speak.

And not to mention recording a few podcasts and a webinar as well.

Needless to say, this was not an ideal situation.

But as the week played on, I started to notice that I wasn’t the only runner battling various cases of the crud this week.

A couple of my athletes, as well as a few of my friends on social media, are also battling a bout of sickness at the end of the summer. Read more

QT: When It Comes to Your Body, Everything is Connected


I’ve had a couple of instances in the past few days that have reminded me of the importance of perspective.

When you get a bit of a niggle in one part of your body, the natural assumption is to focus in on what is wrong in that area.

Wherever you feel the pain, that must be where the cause of said pain is located as well. Right?

Our bodies a pretty complicated, in case you haven’t figured that out yet.

The interconnectedness between our various organs and tissues is insane. And as such, the location of your pain and the location of the cause of said pain aren’t always the same. Read more