Listener Q&A: June 2023

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6 months down, 6 months to go in 2023.

I know, right?

Before we begin the second half of the year, let’s do a little Q&A!

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

How do you choose which race to run when there are multiple alluring options?

How can I get very fast while still being able to breathe?

Slowing Down Helps Speed Up Recovery

Why is it so difficult to recreate a “great run?”

What is your favorite firework?

Will splitting a run have any impact on my training?

Is one round of circuit training enough for strength training?

Can trail running be considered cross-training for a road runner?


My Garmin says most runs have an anaerobic shortage. Should I be concerned?


Do you evaluate whether or not a particular year was a running success?

At what point should you be concerned about your HR during a race?

Any tips for getting a good race photo?

What’s your ideal 4th of July celebration?

How does one get back into running?

How do I get back into the running frame of mind?

What do you think of Ingebrigtsen breaking the 2-mile WR?

I Don't Know

Any suggestions for resolving a niggle while training for a race and maintaining a running streak?

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Do you miss being able to go to the House of Mouse at your leisure?

Do you still use your scraping tools?

What is the most frequently ignored piece of the puzzle for a runner’s overall health?

Sleep More

Any thoughts on why I’m exhausted after a long run of late?

Heart Rate Training in the Heat? Slow Down!

Does a theragun do the same thing as a foam roller?

How does dew point impact running?

Is the runner wave no longer in vogue?

What’s the best way to dry running shoes?

The Best Way to Dry Wet Running Shoes Quickly

What’s the difference between foam rolling and stretching?

Are Runners Stupid?

Have you noticed any difference between summer running in GA vs FL?

What is the best time of day to go running?

The Rock Says It Doesn't Matter

How can I train for a downhill marathon?

Are you still shooting for a 26.2 in all 50 states?

Is it worthwhile to start my long runs at the same time as my goal race?


How long of a training block should I have for my first marathon in November?

Any suggestions for electrolyte replacement options for someone on BP meds?

If you had to give up running tomorrow, what would be your biggest regret?

And that’s that…


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