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QT: Are Your Running Priorities/Goals Changing? That’s OK! (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in September 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 kind of person are you when it comes to accepting change?

We Fear Change

We Fear Change

Fair enough.

If you’re the kind of person that isn’t a fan of making major changes to your priorities, I have a bit of bad news for you: sometimes you have no choice but to change course.

Sorry. 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

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane Isn’t Afraid to Be Real About Running and Life (Best Of)


Suzy Slane is an open book.

She’s open about the good, the bad, and the ugly of daily life and running, and our chat today covers all of that and then some.

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Running an Ultra With Nary a Clue

Suzy has fallen in love with the 50 mile distance, even though she’s only raced that distance once.

The fact that she’s only run 50 miles once (and only one other ultra distance event in general) and she loves the distance was a bit of a surprise to me, but her reasoning makes sense.

When she ran her 50 miler, Suzy finished as the 3rd female and qualified to represent Canada at the Commonwealth games.

With that type of success in a race, I can see why 50 miles has a special place in Suzy’s heart.

The other reason that she enjoyed her 50 mile race so much is the different vibe that is present in the ultra running community. Suzy felt at home with the ultra runners, whether she’s raced lots of ultras or not. Read more

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison Continues to Grow as an Elite Ultra Runner (Best Of)


Emily Harrison is hands down one of the best ultra runners in the world.

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison Photo Credit: Kristin Wilson

From the time she started running in middle school, she’s always tended excel at the longer distances. As a professional, she continues to excel at the longer distances. Currently, she’s most comfortable in the 50 mile range, but who knows what the future holds in terms of running even longer distances.

During my chat with Emily we talked about her running career to date, continuing to learn about what it takes to run longer distances, the atmosphere surrounded an event like the Olympic Trials, and a whole lot more.

“Consistency, in my mind, is more important than being able to hit a training cycle hard and then being injured or burnt out.” ~Emily Harrison

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Emily Harrison

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That's True

Quick Tip: Keep the Long View in Mind aka Patience is a Virtue (Best Of)

The post/episode was originally released on 12 May 2017


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

Words to live by, to be true.

In the past few days, 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