Listener Q&A: March 2024

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Just like that, we are closing in on the quarter pole of 2024!

And the Easter bunny is coming soon, too.

Before the Reeses Peanut Butter egg sugar coma hits, let’s do some 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.

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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

You mentioned you write shoe reviews, any tips on how to get into this line of work?


When training for a 24-hour race, is it better to focus on distance or time on feet in training?

What tips do you have for someone spectating a big-city race?

What should every runner have with them for an ultra?

What do you think about Camille?

What do you think about Bekele still running pro at age 41?

I Don't Know

How many mgs of caffeine are sufficient for us 5k runners?

How do strides fit in with heart-rate training?

Great Questions

How long should the longest training run be if the goal is to “just” finish a marathon?


What is your go-to fuel for a marathon?

Any good places to run at Art of Animation?


Do you keep up with Barkely?

If you had the chance, would you run Barkely?

Do you take any vitamins/supplements?

Does sweat rate during exercise have more to do with fitness level of genetics?

Better to get an IV before a race as a preventative, or after to help with recovery?


When should I start training for my first marathon? Race day is 11/3?

How many days of ST is appropriate for a streaker?

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Any marathons planned for this year yet?

What do you think about running in shoes with >40mm stack height?

How do you suggest the logistics of a race like NYC?

How would you feel if Dave Matthews became a spokesman for Cadbury eggs?

And that’s that…


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