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QT: Focus on What You Can Control, Don’t Sweat the Rest (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode was originally published in September of 2016. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.


Are you a control freak?

If we are honest, there are several components of our training/racing that we have absolutely no control over, no matter how much we may try.

And for a lot of runners, control freaks or not, that can be an issue.

If you find yourself on edge leading up to a race, do yourself a favor and take a deep breath.

No matter how much you want to be in control of every facet of your race, that’s impossible. And stressing over your lack of control is only going to make the situation worse. Read more

Running 80/20 Requires Patience

QT: Don’t Forget that Patience is DEFINITELY a Virtue (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode 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.

Don’t take shortcuts, they take too long. ~Sonia Simone

Words to live by, to be true.

In the past, I’ve come across several conversations related to patience and delayed gratification.

And as runners, we tend to suck in this area.

It's True

Keeping the Long View in Mind

First things first, when I mention the long view what am I getting at exactly? Read more

When do you start training for a race

QT: When Should You Start Training for Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in January 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.

When should you start training for your next big race?

When do you start training for a race

16 Weeks Out?

The general rule of thumb seems to be that training for a race starts about 16 weeks before the day of the race.

That kind of time frame allows you to build up your mileage gradually (and safely) so you’ll be ready on race day.

I disagree.

The training you do BEFORE you officially start training for your race matters a whole hell of a lot more than many runners seem to realize. Read more