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QT: Is It a Bad Idea to Set an Annual Mileage Goal? (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 505 released in December of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic that is actually quite different than my original thoughts on annual mileage goals.

I have a feeling that today’s quick tip might be a bit controversial.

Please note that it’s not my intention to cause your panties to become all bunched up, but if it happens it happens.

Let’s get after it, shall we? Read more

QT: It’s OK to Set Not SMART Goals for Yourself

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I really do love a new year.

While a new year is maybe more symbolic than anything else, it does provide a perfect opportunity to clear the decks and start fresh.

And while 2022 wasn’t a bad year for me, it was definitely something of a chaotic year.

So the fresh start of a new year is even more welcome for me this year than it has been in the recent past. Read more

QT: What is the Best Time of Year to Schedule a Goal Race?

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Many runners tend to schedule a goal race for spring or fall for one obvious reason: the weather.

Duh

While good weather is never guaranteed, it only makes sense to schedule your big races at a time when the odds of favorable conditions are at least slightly in your favor.

But could chasing ideal race day conditions actually impact the quality of your training cycle?

Perhaps… Read more

QT: Be Patient If (When?) You Fall Off Your Pace


Whether you’re a math person or not, you can’t deny that numbers are a big part of our sport.

Distances. Paces. Splits.

And when it comes to goals, they are often number-focused as well.

PRs. Mileage targets. A number of races. Read more

QT: Are Mileage Goals a Good Thing to Set Each Year? In a Word, No


I have a feeling that today’s quick tip might be a bit controversial.

Please note that it’s not my intention to cause your panties to become all bunched up, but if it happens it happens.

Let’s get after it, shall we? Read more