QT Book Review: Ready to Run and Becoming a Supple Leopard

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I’m a sucker for a good book.

Pretty much always have been, if I’m honest.

I recently pulled the trigger on a couple of books I’d been thinking about buying for a while.

And, not surprisingly, I wish I would have bought them sooner. Read more

QT: It’s OK to Reset Your Running Goals at Any Time

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How are you doing with your 2022 running goals?

Kicking ass and taking names? More or less doing alight?

My year has been a bit of a mixed bag so far, to be honest.

A few areas? Straight up killing it.

A few others? Not so much… Read more

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QT: 7 Ways a Running Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 376 released in February of 2017 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

On the surface, opting to work with a running coach (and actually paying money for it) may not make a lot of sense.

I mean, we’ve been running since we were kids, right? 

Contrary to what some non-runners (and runners?) may think, as a running coach my job isn’t to teach you to repeatedly put one foot in front of the other.

I’m pretty sure most runners have that part figured out.

So What Does a Running Coach Do?

What Do You Do

A lot of things. Read more

QT: Weight Loss Goals for Runners Aren’t as Straightforward as You Might Think

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When I start working with a new athlete, they fill out a form answering various questions that help me as their new coach.

Current running routine. Upcoming races. Long-term running goals.

I also ask if they have other goals that aren’t running focused, and at least occasionally, someone will respond that weight loss is another goal that they have.

Today I’m going to attempt to talk about running and weight loss, without somehow upsetting every person that reads the post or listens to the episode. Read more

QT: What is the Best Time of Year to Schedule a Goal Race?

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Many runners tend to schedule a goal race for spring or fall for one obvious reason: the weather.

Duh

While good weather is never guaranteed, it only makes sense to schedule your big races at a time when the odds of favorable conditions are at least slightly in your favor.

But could chasing ideal race day conditions actually impact the quality of your training cycle?

Perhaps… Read more