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Penguin Slip

QT: Winter Running Without Slipping and Sliding (Best Of-ish)


Rumor has it, winter is rapidly approaching in many parts of the country/world. 

Coulda fooled me, as it was 73* at 4 AM the other day!

I Digress

Every winter I hear runners talking about how lucky I am that I can run outside in the winter while they are confined to the treadmill because of the ice and snow where they live.

Not for nothing, but you can still run outside in the winter too. Just ask Jenn Walton. Read more

Holiday Drinking

QT: Surviving the End of the Year Madness (Best Of-ish)


The end of the year is a crazy time for most of us.

It’s easy to focus on the craziness surrounding Christmas and the week between that and the New Year, but if you think about it for a minute the entire month can be one big blur.

Depending on your profession, there is the madness associated with tying up all of the loose ends of one year before diving headfirst into the next one.

If you have kids of a certain age, there is going to be a holiday concert at school that you’ll have to go to.

And if you’re “fortunate” enough to have kids at a couple of different schools at the same time, you’ll be blessed by the “opportunity” to see basically the same holiday concert more than once.

Lucky

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QT: Do Sports Drinks Provide Enough Race Day Fuel? (Best Of-ish)


Most sports drinks marketed to runners claim to provide all of your calorie needs on race day.

But do they?

Hmm

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QT: Getting Uncomfortable Can Lead to Greater Growth (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in April of 2018. The following post/show notes are basically copy/pasted from the original post, but the audio is a new take on the subject.


I was listening to the Jocko Podcast awhile back, and he said something that really caught my attention.

He said that growth only happens when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Growth only happens when you go beyond what is comfortable to you.

Do you want to grow as a runner? Do you want to get faster? Run farther? Keep setting new PRs?

Then you better start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, eh?

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High Heels are the Devil

QT: Non-Running Shoes Can (and Do!) Contribute to Running Injuries (Best Of-ish)


Can we talk about the elephant in the room?

Elephant in the Room

When it comes to runners and their shoes, there are no shortage of arguments about which shoes are the best.

If you’ve been around these parts for more than a minute, you know that I’m a huge believer in Altras and their zero-drop platform.

But this quick tip isn’t about why I think Altras rule and other shoes drool.

No, this quick tip is about what you’re putting on your feet when you’re not running.

Because believe it or not, those shoes matter too. A lot.

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