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QT: Moving On After Having a Bad Run (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 283 released in July of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

When is the last time you had a bad run?

No matter what you do to try and eliminate bad runs from your training, you’re going to deal with a clunker every now and then.

Fact

Sorry to rain on your parade, but facts are facts.

You can’t prevent the occasional bad run from showing up during your training. But you can make sure that when you do have a dud it is nothing more than an isolated incident.

I mean, the last thing you want to do is have one bad run linger in your psyche and infect your next run. And the one after that. And the one after that… Read more

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QT: Using Strava Segments to Mix Up Your Speed Workouts

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Speed workouts are something that many runners spend too much time over-analyzing.

At least in my (expert) opinion.

That's True

Whether it’s an interval/repeat workout, a tempo run, hill repeats, or whatever other form of running torture floats your boat, they all move the needle for your fitness.

More or less. Read more

Matt Silver Is Sharing His Knowledge of How to Run Pain-Free

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Today’s guest is back for round two, which was inevitable after our first chat.

He is a physical therapist who works primarily with runners, and his first book was just released, which we will cover today.

I look forward to going a few easy miles while catching up with Matt Silver.

Matt Silver

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QT: Getting Older and Racing Hard are Not Mutually Exclusive

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I don’t usually find myself ruminating on the questions that are posed in the monthly Q&A episodes.

Especially the questions about elite runners that Lewis tends to ask.

I’m convinced my man keeps asking these questions to try and get a reaction out of me, and I do my best every month to grind his gears by moving on quickly.

But I found myself going back to one of his questions from last month, and the more I thought about it the more convinced I became that I left a lot of meat on the bone.

Sounds like a problem we can solve, so let’s dig in. Read more

Listener Q&A: March 2024

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Just like that, we are closing in on the quarter pole of 2024!

And the Easter bunny is coming soon, too.

Before the Reeses Peanut Butter egg sugar coma hits, let’s do some Q&A! Read more