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Hyperbole

QT: Usually, It’s Not as Bad as It Seems (Best Of-ish)


Humans can be a rather dramatic bunch, and we runners are humans so we can be a bit dramatic too.

Has that three-word phrase ever come out of your mouth? Probably.

When you uttered those words, had you really just completed your worst run ever? Doubtful. Read more

QT: Stress is Stress is Stress (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in May of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Stress.

We all have it, and all of us deal with the stress of life in different ways.

For many of us runners, the most effective way to handle stress in our lives is to lace up our shoes and head out for some run-therapy.

In many cases, that may prove effective.

However, there are times that the stress of running actually makes the stress of life worse and vice versa. Read more

Taking a Break from Running

QT: Coming Back from Injury Intelligently (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in February of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are all too common in our ranks.

Joker Sucks

Yeah, no joke!

But facts are facts. And the odds are that all of us will have to deal with at least one running-related injury at some point in our running careers. (And the odds say at least half of us will have to deal with an injury this year!)

As such, perhaps we should talk a little bit about the process of coming back from an injury then, eh? 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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Pick One

QT: All Roads Lead to Rome (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode was originally published in May 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.


All roads lead to Rome.   ~Medieval Proverb

In the middle ages, Rome was kind of an important place.

So important that, as the saying goes, any road will take you there. You simply have to travel on it long enough.

There’s a lesson in there for us as runners…

I Guarantee It Read more