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

QT: Is Intermittent Fasting Ok for Distance Runners


I’ve talked about intermittent fasting here and there over the past few years, but I’ve not done a post specific to the topic until today.

A friend on IG reached out the other day, asking about my experience with intermittent fasting and distance running, so I thought it might be worth exploring a bit today.

To be clear, I’m not going to get too deep into the science of intermittent fasting today.

I’ve done enough research to be dangerous, but not certainly not enough to be an expert on the topic.

Instead, I’m mostly just going to focus on my experience with the practice and why I see no reason to change my way of eating anytime soon. Read more

QT: Don’t Forget to Take Care of Both Sides of Your Body


What do you do when you have a little issue somewhere in your body?

Maybe you feel a tight plantar fascia in one foot.

Or you have a knee that doesn’t quite seem right during or after a run.

Or you feel a little pain in your shin or your Achilles or your hamstring.

The location of the issue, for today’s quick tip, is irrelevant.

From time to time, most of us as runners will develop a bit of a niggle somewhere in our body that needs to be addressed.

And that is where we can get ourselves in trouble… Read more

QT: How to Stay on Track During the Holidays


It’s that time of the year, y’all.

Whatever holidays you do or don’t celebrate, things tend to get a bit crazy between now and about the 5th of January.

Holiday parties at work. Family. Travel. All the treats. All the drinks.

Point blank, staying on track with your training this time of year is a bit of a challenge, to put it mildly.

That said, if you’re a bit strategic, you can come out the other end no worse for the wear.

And if you really play your cards right, you can continue to make progress toward your goals at a time when a lot of people take their foot off the gas.

I’m glad you asked! Read more

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QT: Is It Worth It? Gear Top Gloves, XO Skin Socks, Arm Warmers


One of the perks of my job is that, from time to time, companies will send me goodies to use/try/have in hopes that I’ll give a glowing review of their products either here, on the podcast, or on the social medias.

I appreciate getting to try some stuff, but one thing that I’m 100% firm about is that I will only speak honestly about the products that I receive.

You Can't Handle the Truth

If a company wants me to talk about their product favorably? Make a good product.

Send me something that sucks? I’ll tell my audience it sucks.

Y’all remember the Soleus watch review, right?

So today, I’m going to deliver the good, the bad, and the ugly about a couple accessories that I used for the first time in Kansas and/or in Tenessee.

Get ready, because I’m about to unleash some truth today y’all. Read more