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QT: Digging Into the Basics of Heart Rate Training

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On the surface, the basics of heart rate training are pretty simple.

Keep your heart rate below a certain level, or within a certain zone, during your runs.

Understanding heart rate training, and especially wrapping your head around how running easier/slower most of the time is perhaps the best thing you can do to go faster on race day, is a bit less straightforward.

However you feel about heart rate training, understanding why it’s effective can help you move forward as a runner. Read more

QT: Raise Your Floor to Raise Your Ceiling (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode was originally published in November of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.


What are your biggest, most outlandish, running goals?

You probably know my two big running goals, since I talk about them often.

But in case you need a reminder or are new to my corner of the internet, my two big running goals are to run a marathon in each state and to qualify for Boston.

My two goals have different requirements for success. One is all about longevity while the other is centered around performance.

Provided I keep running for the next 30-50 years, which is the plan, in theory running a marathon in every state shouldn’t be that difficult.

But qualifying for Boston? That is a goal that is going to require me to get substantially faster than I am right now of the marathon distance.

And the only way for that to happen is to raise the ceiling of my fitness.

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QT: Raise Your Floor to Raise Your Ceiling; Why 15 is My New 10


What are your biggest, most outlandish, running goals?

You probably know my two big running goals, since I talk about them often.

But in case you need a reminder or are new to my corner of the internet, my two big running goals are to run a marathon in each state and to qualify for Boston.

My two goals have different requirements for success. One is all about longevity while the other is centered around performance.

Provided I keep running for the next 30-50 years, which is the plan, in theory running a marathon in every state shouldn’t be that difficult.

But qualifying for Boston? That is a goal that is going to require me to get substantially faster than I am right now of the marathon distance.

And the only way for that to happen is to raise the ceiling of my fitness. Read more