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QT: 7 Ways a Running Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 376 released in February of 2017 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

On the surface, opting to work with a running coach (and actually paying money for it) may not make a lot of sense.

I mean, we’ve been running since we were kids, right? 

Contrary to what some non-runners (and runners?) may think, as a running coach my job isn’t to teach you to repeatedly put one foot in front of the other.

I’m pretty sure most runners have that part figured out.

So What Does a Running Coach Do?

What Do You Do

A lot of things. Read more

QT: Return to Running Post-Injury Strategically and Patiently (Best Of-ish)

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This post/episode was originally published in February of 2018 and revisited for the first time as a Best Of-ish in March of 2020. 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: How Long Should the Post-Race Recovery Process Take (Best Of-Ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 476 released in September of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

A lot of runners have a problem taking time off.

The circumstances rarely matter. If we are not running, many of us can’t stop thinking about when we can start running again.

Sound familiar?

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QT: When Should Runners Do Their Strength Training? (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 211 released in January of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Ah yes, the age-old question for runners: what is the best time for runners to do their strength training?

Best Time for Strength Training

It’s no secret that regular strength training is important for runners, both to reduce the risk of injury and to improve performance.

But when is the best time to incorporate said strength training? Or does the timing even matter? Read more

QT: Running Outside in the Cold of Winter (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 184 released in November of 2015 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


Believe it or not, winter is fast approaching and for some folks it’s already here.

Running in the Cold

This Doesn’t Happen in Florida. Ever.

In some respects, winter is a wonderful time of the year.

  • The snow can be really pretty.
  • “Cuddling” under a blanket in front of a fire is ALWAYS a good time.
  • There’s a legitimate excuse to drink copious amounts of hot chocolate.

And in other respects, winter can kind of suck.

  • Shoveling the snow gets old fast.
  • You have to get “dressed up” just to take the dog out.
  • Running becomes a bit more complicated.

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