QT: When Should Runners Do Their Strength Training? (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 211 released in January of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Ah yes, the age-old question for runners: what is the best time for runners to do their strength training?

Best Time for Strength Training

It’s no secret that regular strength training is important for runners, both to reduce the risk of injury and to improve performance.

But when is the best time to incorporate said strength training? Or does the timing even matter? Read more

QT: How to Keep Running Through a Niggle Without Making It Worse


When was the last time you had a bit of a niggle to deal with?

For many runners, it probably hasn’t been all that long.

I’ve actually got a bit of a niggle that I’m trying to work through at the moment.

Yes, way.

With a little luck, in another week or two I’ll have moved past this little niggle once and for all.

Without any luck, in another week or two I’ll be on the shelf with a proper injury… Read more

QT: Setting Goals and Getting After It in 2022


Happy New Year!

As curmudgeon as I am, something about a new year just gets me excited.

I guess I just love dropping all the baggage from the previous year and looking ahead to all the new possibilities of the new year.

Who knows how 2022 is going to shake out?

But I know I’m going to do my best to make 2022 a banner year, in both running and life.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to do the same. Read more

Listener Q&A: December 2021


Just like that, another year is drawing to a close.

Bye

Before we officially kick 2021 to the curb, however, we gotta do a little Q&A! Read more

QT: Running Outside in the Cold of Winter (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 184 released in November of 2015 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


Believe it or not, winter is fast approaching and for some folks it’s already here.

Running in the Cold

This Doesn’t Happen in Florida. Ever.

In some respects, winter is a wonderful time of the year.

  • The snow can be really pretty.
  • “Cuddling” under a blanket in front of a fire is ALWAYS a good time.
  • There’s a legitimate excuse to drink copious amounts of hot chocolate.

And in other respects, winter can kind of suck.

  • Shoveling the snow gets old fast.
  • You have to get “dressed up” just to take the dog out.
  • Running becomes a bit more complicated.

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