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QT: The Benefit of Regularly Looking for Trouble

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If you look hard enough for trouble, you’re bound to find it.

There are no shortage of quotes that say something to that effect.

And while finding yourself in trouble is seldom the ideal scenario, one could make the argument that in some instances you would be better off looking for trouble proactively than waiting for it to find you.

Especially for us runners. Read more

QT: Having the Right Soft Tissue Recovery Tools for the Job is Helpful


Is there anything more laughable than the idea of anything truly being one-size-fits-all?

Over the years, I’ve made it pretty clear what I think about one-size-fits-all advice.

Coaching or training philosophy. Nutrition. Race day strategy. Recovery.

Anyone that is trying to tell you that there is only one way to do something and every other option is wrong is someone you should be very leery of.

Recovery is one area where I haven’t been as vocal about the value of having different options available. Specifically, I’m talking about soft tissue/self-massage options.

There are no shortage of recovery tools that are available.

And as far as I can tell, each one has certain things they do better than others. That said, they all have their own shortcomings as well. Read more

Benefits of Using a Foam Roller Regularly (with Video)

I’m definitely a big believe in using a foam roller for the therapeutic benefits that it provides.

That said, using a foam roller isn’t exactly a “fun” experience.

In this video, I’m talking about why the foam roller works, what exactly it does, and why you should invest the $15-20 to buy a good foam roller (affiliate link) and use the dang thing!

Are You a Believer When It Comes to Using a Foam Roller? Why or Why Not?

Foam Roller Before Running

Quick Tip-Using the Foam Roller Before Running

Have you ever used a foam roller before running?

Many runners regularly use a foam roller or the stick to help with recovery after particularly hard workouts or heavy mileage weeks. Regular use of the foam roller can also help to mitigate some overuse injuries that are common in runners.

Does it Make Sense to Use the Foam Roller Before Running? Share on X

In a word, yes.

Foam Roller Before Running

How Many Runners Feel About the Foam Roller

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