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QT: General Advice Works Best if You Make It Your Own

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If there’s one thing that I truly believe is that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all.

Every runner is unique. Their own strengths/weaknesses. And has their own likes/dislikes within our sport.

That’s why as a coach, I really make a point to avoid anything remotely one-size-fits-all with my athletes.

But when I’m flapping my yap on a podcast episode? Or trying to make a point in an email that I write?

It’s impossible to address every specific scenario so I tend to speak in generalities a bit more often.

That’s not a bad thing, I hope, but it’s important to keep in mind… Read more

QT: Crowdsourcing Advice from Other Runners Takes a Bit of Discernment


Social media is an interesting beast.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to go through the laundry list of pros/cons of social media today.

But what I do want to talk about is crowdsourcing advice from other runners, specifically via social media. Read more

QT: Find the Useful Bits of Good Advice and Dismiss the Rest


Last week I got hammered.

No, not that kind of hammered.

During the #FridayFive last week, I decided to have a little fun and rustle some feathers by taking some not-so-subtle digs and those that watch a bit too much football.

It was all in good fun, at least that was my intention, and there was a legit message that I was trying to convey.

Though judging by the amount of lambasting I got from those in attendance, as well as the reception I got from my wife when I was finished, it’s safe to say that my point was missed.

And that isn’t the first time someone missed the gest of a quick tip or piece of advice that I have tried to convey… Read more

J Law

Quick Tip: Advice for New Runners


Why would I waste my time writing a post and recording a quick tip offering advice for new runners?

I mean, running is pretty simple, right?

Put on a pair of shoes, any shoe will do, and then just go run.

It’s really that simple, right?

J Law

Sure….

There is a whole lot more to running than meets the eye, just like Optimus Prime.

So here are 6 pieces of advice for new runners to help them avoid some of the same mistakes that I made when I started running.

Some Advice for New Runners

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How to Treat Shin Splints for Runners (with Video)

If you’ve ever had shin splints, you know that it’s a painful injury that can take FOREVER to completely go away.

In this week’s video, I’m continuing the shin splints series by talking about how to treat shin splints, especially for us runners.

Please be forewarned, you may not like what I have to say in the video, but if you want to kick your shin splints as fast as possible this is the best advice I can possibly give.

If you missed last week’s video, make sure you check it out because I talked about what causes shin splints and exactly what the injury is.