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QT: How to Stay on Track During the Holidays


It’s that time of the year, y’all.

Whatever holidays you do or don’t celebrate, things tend to get a bit crazy between now and about the 5th of January.

Holiday parties at work. Family. Travel. All the treats. All the drinks.

Point blank, staying on track with your training this time of year is a bit of a challenge, to put it mildly.

That said, if you’re a bit strategic, you can come out the other end no worse for the wear.

And if you really play your cards right, you can continue to make progress toward your goals at a time when a lot of people take their foot off the gas.

I’m glad you asked! Read more

Lauren Seserko Knows a Positive Mindset Can Help You Achieve Your Goals


I am going a few easy miles today with my guest Lauren Seserko.

Lauren Seserko

Lauren is a self-proclaimed foodie and science nerd that is also a health and fitness nut.

With so many topics she is passionate about, Lauren shares her knowledge and opinions with the masses through blogging.  Read more

QT: Raise Your Floor to Raise Your Ceiling; Why 15 is My New 10


What are your biggest, most outlandish, running goals?

You probably know my two big running goals, since I talk about them often.

But in case you need a reminder or are new to my corner of the internet, my two big running goals are to run a marathon in each state and to qualify for Boston.

My two goals have different requirements for success. One is all about longevity while the other is centered around performance.

Provided I keep running for the next 30-50 years, which is the plan, in theory running a marathon in every state shouldn’t be that difficult.

But qualifying for Boston? That is a goal that is going to require me to get substantially faster than I am right now of the marathon distance.

And the only way for that to happen is to raise the ceiling of my fitness. Read more

The Best Strength Training Equipment for Runners (with Video)

If you’ve been following along with any of my content for the past few years, you know that I’m a big believer in the benefits of strength training for runners.

More and more, it seems that runners are starting to come around to the idea of regular strength training, which is a good thing.

Yet many runners are still struggling with understanding what an effective strength training routine consists of, which is why I’ve done several videos in the past year demonstrating simple and effective routines designed specifically for runners.

One of the common threads in most of those videos from the past is that each of the exercises involves virtually no exercise equipment.

And that’s by design.

You do not need to to join a gym or buy any fancy strength training equipment for runners in order to get a challenging, effective, and beneficial workout.

That said…

Body Weight Training Can Get a Bit Boring

You can combine the dozens of the equipment free strength training exercises that I’ve talked about before in an infinite amount of ways in order to keep your workouts from getting boring.

Shoot, I mix up the routine for almost every workout, just because I hate doing the same exercises ad nauseam.

Yet even with all of the possibilities that exist, you can get even more variety if you add just one or two pieces of equipment to the mix.

The 4 Best Pieces of Strength Training Equipment for Runners

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An Equipment Free Strength Training Routine for Runners

If you’ve been following the strength training routine I put together for us a couple of months ago, it’s time to change things up a little bit.

And if you’re not currently doing any regular strength training, there’s never been a better time to start!

Check out the equipment free strength training exercise routine for runners in today’s video post and download a PDF with all of the exercises listed to refer back to if needed. Just tell me where to send the PDF in the box below.

If you have any questions on any of these exercises, or why they are included in this routine, please leave a comment below or shoot me an email!