Listener Q&A: August 2023

Has it been hot enough for you recently?

The Summer Heat is Intense!

Can’t argue that logic.

Maybe some Q&A will help cool things off a bit?

Probably not, but let’s give it a shot anyway.

You Ask, I Answer!

In case you’re new to these parts, here’s what’s going on.

At the end of every month, I do an episode dedicated to you and your questions.

Want to get a question answered in a future Q&A episode? Come join our FB group, watch for the post asking for Qs, and put your query in the comments.

Basically, whatever you ask I try to answer!

Sometimes, the answers aren’t worth a whole lot. But every once in a while I like to think (or at least hope!) that I hit the nail on the head!

When it comes to free advice, there are no guarantees that you won’t get any more than what you paid for it.

That said, I promise to do my best!

And if nothing else, there are usually at least a few decent memes/GIFs to make it worth your while.

Let’s get into this month’s questions, shall we?

This Month’s Questions

Should I tweak my training for my next 50 miler or do more of what worked the first time?

Are hill repeats useful for a flat race?


Any advice for international travel with a race involved?

What’s the best way to adjust a training plan after being out sick for a week?

Any advice for dealing with knee pain?

What is a good amount of time to hold a stretch for?

Is it beneficial to stretch multiple times per day?

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Do you take any sort of preworkout before running?

How do you decide when to fuel during a half?


What is your go to treat if you can’t have a block of cheese?

Any truth to the idea that speed walking can translate to running?

Can you answer some fat adaption questions for me?

Any tips for bouncing back from Covid?

Running 80/20 Requires Patience

Any interest in the World Track and Field championships?

If your heart rate gets a bit too high in the last half mile of an easy run, do you walk to bring your HR down or just keep going and finish the run even with the HR ticking up a bit?

The Rock Says It Doesn't Matter

How many safety pins do you think the average runner has accumulated?

As a coach, do you struggle to separate yourself from the outcomes of your athletes?

That is an Excellent Question

What has been the most unexpectedly good running book you’ve read?

Any running related books you’ve read multiple times?

80/20 Running and Born to Run.

If I’m getting back into running, would it make more sense to do run/walk intervals of MAF?

How much harder is a 50k than a marahon?

Any advice for training for back to back marathons?

I don’t stretch. Should I?

And that’s that…


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