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QT: There is Value in Taking Breaks – Mentally and Physically


If some is good, more must be better right?

Don't Think You Need a Running Coach?

I’ve made a bit of a change to my daily routine lately, and it’s paying some pretty solid dividends for my productivity in the office.

The changes have been fairly simple and straight forward: I’m taking more breaks.

And that got me wondering if taking more breaks might help us runners as well… Read more

Nate Loman Will Try Any Combination Of Sports At Least Once


My guest on the show today is a guy that is pretty much all in on all things endurance.

He has competed in events that I didn’t even know existed.

Nate Loman

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Nate Loman and learning a thing or two.  Read more

QT: One Year of Heart Rate Training; Good, Bad, and Ugly


My oh my!

Has it already been a year that I’ve been doing this whole heart rate training thing?

Time sure flies when you’re running slow!

Time Flies False

Ok, so maybe time doesn’t fly.

But it is hard to believe that it’s been a full year since I completely overhauled my diet and training philosophy for a year-long experiment.

The results? We will get to those in a moment. Read more

Mimi Anderson

Mimi Anderson on Breaking Barriers and Crossing Continents


Today I’m Running a few easy miles with a woman that is clearly one of the best ultra-endurance athletes in the world.

Mimi Anderson is in a class of her own when it comes to ultra-distance runners. 

Mimi Anderson

Mimi Anderson

With multiple world records under her belt, I am ecstatic to have such an accomplished runner on the show! Read more

Ras Vaughan: The Ultra Pedestrian

Ras Vaughan Thinks of an Impossible Challenge, and Then He Does It!


Ras Vaughan is a self-described “backpacker turned into a back of the packer.”

Ras Vaughan: The Ultra Pedestrian

Ras Vaughan: The Ultra Pedestrian
?: Gavin Woody

You know how I’m still struggling to understand those ultra distance people?

Ras takes my lack of understanding to another level as someone who really enjoys 200 mile races.

Yes, 200 miles.

But more accurately, he especially enjoys non-standard distances and unsupported races.

Race Culture vs. Trail Culture

A lot of runners, including your truly, are at least somewhat focused on speed with faster always being better.

On the trails, however, there isn’t as much of a focus on speed as their is on the roads.

Ras is the trail culture personified, and is much less concerned with going fast as he is with being able to finishing the events he starts ON FOOT. Read more