Listener Q&A: October 2023

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Before the tricks are played and the treats are handed out, 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

Does “Pain Free + 3” apply to crosstraining and strength training as well?

What states have you done a marathon in?

What do you think of the record breaking performances in Chicago?

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

As a run streaker, how do I handle running on the holidays?

Strength training for runners seems to be a standard 3x per week. Why?

Great Questions

Mild bronchitis: run or no?

How do you train for a hundo or a multi-day event?

How do you stay positive if goals seem to be unattainable? Targeting a BQ and not getting close, as an example.

What is your favorite way to repurpose a Reeses?

As winter approaches, do you transition from hot cider to hot chocolate?

Any family turkey trot plans this year?

Have you had any opinions or views about running that have gone 180* over your time podcasting? Or maybe a full 360*?

If you got a full refund for a canceled marathon, logic would dictate using that money to sign up for a new race ASAP, right?

Any tips for avoiding tripping and falling on the trail?

So, did I miss anything?

Thoughts on the new Adidas “one race only” shoe?

Any thoughts on the BQ process?

What do you think about plant based Reeses?


I’ve got two BQ races planned for next year. Do I treat the first as a training run and then race the second hard?

Thoughts on a quick recovery for back to back marathons next month?

What are the chances of a Lions/Dolphins Super Bowl?

If you could have one fast food restaurant in your home, what would it be?

Do you think one could power walk a marathon and beyond?

If you have company, what’s your go to meal?


How long do you wait to get back at it after being sick?

Any interest in running Flying Pig next spring?

Too early for the Christmas Tree?

Is it normal to struggle with taking a few days off of running?


And that’s that…

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