QT: A Few Winter Running Reminders

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In case you haven’t noticed, winter is coming.

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

For some, winter running means a whole lot of treadmill running.

I don’t know how you do it, but if it works for you that’s all that matters.

For those of us that run outside in the winter, there are a few more considerations that need to be kept in mind. Read more

QT: It’s Absolutely Possible to End the Year Strategically

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In case you’re not paying attention, the end of the year is fast approaching.

Indeed.

So how do you go about finishing off the year strategically, from a running perspective?

The short answer is, it depends…

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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