Listener Q&A: October 2022

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Tricks. Treats.

Questions. Answers.

It must be the end of October!

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

Could you please discuss how you approach a marathon taper?

What are some of your go-to tunes for a playlist?

Are there ways to better utilize a “foot scan” to optimize/better understand which shoes are right for you?

How many weeks should you plan to spend training for a marathon?

How many weeks should you plan to spend training for a half?

Why do our heads get wider/bigger as we get older?

My Bad Running Habits

Are you starting to love hills yet?

Are there any runners you admire/look up to?

If you could put together a Ragnar team with anyone in the world, who’s on the team?


What strategies do you employ to help combat your mental struggles on race day?

Gotta Love the Little Engine That Could

I’m a bit injury prone, but starting to plan my training for my next marathon. How many weeks is long enough to prepare for a good 26.2?

As a newer runner, how crazy am I to think I could make a big jump leading up to my next race?

What do you think of Kipyokei being suspended and possibly stripped of her 2021 Boston title?

How am I so much faster all of a sudden?

Where’d you get the “Fuck This” sign in your office?

How much should you increase your long runs by per week when training for a half?

What would you include in a drop bag for a longer race?

Is there a way to distinguish between getting old pains and running niggle pains?

I Don't Know

Protein or carbs for a training run?

How aggressive would you be with reducing your heel drop?

Would you actually stop to peel a banana during a race?

Do you see a lot of animals/wildlife on your morning runs in the new neighborhood?

How does the trick-or-treat situation look in the new neighborhood?

Any recommendations on compression socks? Brand? Cut?

The Rock Says It Doesn't Matter

How long should you wait to stretch AFTER a run?

Do you have a goal race, other than Boston?


What’s Adi doing for Halloween?

How did Adi’s fundraiser run at school go?

How did she ask about doing the Turkey Trot this year? And is she in it for the bling or the run?

On race day, should I go with my hydration pack or not so much?

And that’s that…

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