Listener Q&A: September 2022

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Happy fall, yall!

What a difference a state makes!

Early fall in FL might doesn’t feel any different than summer.

But early fall in GA?

I’m pretty confident that I won’t have to wait another 2-3 months to feel like summer is over.

Anyway, let’s get down to business!

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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!

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Let’s get into this month’s questions, shall we?

This Month’s Questions

How are you liking GA so far?

What do you think about the lack of a buffer for Boston marathon qualification this year?

What do you think about a non-binary option for Boston?

Come one, come all.

Would you consider doing an Augusta and/or Atlanta meed up?

Do you know of anyone that makes gloves with sun block?

Any running tops with an SPF?

But I’ve got a long sleeve from De Soto Sport.

What is the difference between Gatorade and other electrolyte drinks?

Any running sunglasses you can recommend?

I like Goodrs.

What causes black toenails?

What words of wisdom do you have for a first-time marathoner?

Is it ok if I do my last long run 4 weeks before my goal race?

Do you really need to run at least 35 miles per week to train for a marathon?


What lessons have you learned from your best and worst races? Also, what were your best and worst races?


Best race: Celebration half, 2022.

Lesson learned: Run slow, race fast AF.

Worst race: WDW full, 2010.

Lesson learned: training is kind of important.

As a race approaches, how do you determine if it’s worth going for broke if you’re better off being a little more conservative?

How is running in GA different from FL?

Do you have a favorite fall food?

I typically run 4-6 times per week. What would a good marathon training plan look like for me?
Not the Best Training Plan

Not the Best Training Plan

As a coach, do you value mileage or time on feet for your athletes?

Best thing, to date, about the move to GA?

Are the Red Wings going to be relevant this year?

If you’re race motivated, but need to pull back, how do you stay consistent without racing as much?

How many Ragnars have you run? Highlights? Struggles? Would you do another?

I’ve only done the one last year.

The highlight was meeting so many folks in person.

My biggest struggle was recovery. That weekend took a lot more out of me than I expected it would!

Would I do another?

Favorite products to reduce chafing?

At what point is it too late in the training cycle to make a difference in your race training?

A couple of weeks, typically.

On race day, do you run based on your heart rate or how you’re feeling?

I race by feel, for sure.

At what age is too old to try for a PR?


After a goal marathon DNF, how should I proceed with my base being so solid? Fast half? 10k? 5k?

And that’s that…


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