Listener Q&A February 2016: Leap Year Addition!


What are you doing with the extra 24 hours in your 2016?

That’s right y’all, this year is a leap year and I’m spending my leap day answering your questions in the Listener Q&A Episode!

Listener Q&A Feb 2016

Listener Q&A Feb 2016

In case you’re new around these parts, let me tell you how this works:

  • You join our public Facebook group, and somewhere mid-month I start a thread asking for questions to answer in the podcast.
  • When you see the call for questions, you add said questions in a comment. (Questions don’t have to be running specific, I’m open to talking about just about anything.)
  • During the last “regular” episode of the month, i.e. not a quick tip episode, I forgo an interview and try to answer your questions instead.

Pretty straight forward, eh?

Please note, you don’t HAVE to join the FB group to get your questions answered, but it is the BEST way so that I don’t miss your questions. If you’re not a Facebooker, feel free to send me a tweet or an email with your question and I’ll do my best to include those as well.

So without any further ado, let’s dive into this month’s questions!

  • What should “downtime” look like for a marathoner?
  • I’ve been increasing my mileage and every once in a while I notice a pain in my heel when landing. Any suggestions?
  • I live in a hilly area, so I’m always running on hills. So, should I still do speed work, or are running hills enough?
  • Any rules of thumb (rule of thumbs?) concerning massage?
  • Race schedule logistics.
  • Can a slow start throw you off during a long race?
  • Things non-runners say…
  • How many of my weekly runs should be speed/higher intensity?
  • What are negative splits and tempo runs?
  • Running fashion trends: What should stay and what should go?
  • Places to find online race information.
  • Post run chill when running in the cold.

Hope the answers help!

Please feel free to always ask any questions that you might have by contacting me here or shooting me a tweet!


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2 replies
  1. Angela Murphy
    Angela Murphy says:

    This was a great Q&A session! My “favorite” non-runner statement has been, “I worry about your knees. They’re a moving part and all moving parts eventually wear out.” Grrr.
    Loved your on-going support of the 80/20 theory, and your explanations of tempo & negative splits. I tend to get chilled after running some times too, but I blame the wet hair & sports bra. But most of all, I loved how fired up you got about lactic acid NOT causing muscle soreness. I’ve heard that for years and probably repeated it too. And I’m pretty sure I learned that in the anatomy/physiology/exercise science classes I took a long time ago. Love the passion! Keep it up.

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    • Denny
      Denny says:

      Thanks Angela! I know lactic acid can be a hot button item for me, and it still takes me by surprise how much it fires me up at times!

      Reply

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