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Kelsey Keil Is Running For A Cause So Others Can Have Her Outcome


Today I’m chatting with one of my fellow Team in Training teammates for Walt Disney World Weekend.

My guest is a leukemia survivor and now she’s running with Team in Training to continue fighting the fight.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Kelsey Keil today.

Kelsey Keil and Denny Krahe

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Kate White Is Going The Distance To Help Inspire Change


Kate White, one of my Team in Training teammates will be joining me on the show today.

In January, we will be going 13.1 miles at the Walt Disney World marathon weekend.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Kate White today and getting to know my teammate better.

Kate White and Her Teammate Denny Krahe

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QT: 6 Suggestions for Racing in the Rain


When it comes to race day, there are no guarantees that the weather is going to cooperate.

And, in my experience at least, more often than not the race day weather leaves a little bit to be desired.

When it comes to the weather, there are no shortage of ways the conditions can go sideways.

  • Too hot.
  • Too cold.
  • Windy AF.
  • Raining buckets.

Dealing with bad weather is a part of racing.

You may not like it, but it’s the nature of the beast. Read more

QT: Tips for Adding Double Days to Your Training Regimen


One thing I’ve been struggling with for awhile is adding more miles to my weekly routine.

On the surface, this really shouldn’t be that difficult.

The easiest solutions are to either run more on the days that I am already running or adding additional days of running each week.

But therein lies the problem.

I’m already running five days per week, and I really like having a couple of non-running days per week.

And as for running more on the days that I already run, due to life that’s a little easier said than done.

Is it doable? Yes. Absolutely.

I’m admittedly a slow starter in the morning. And try as I might, I just can’t seem to get out the door to begin my run in less than an hour after waking up.

Perhaps the solution for my dilemma is the one I’ve been trying to avoid for the past year: double days. Read more

QT: Is There an Actual Benefit to a Shakeout Run?


One workout that you’ll see on most training plans, from one-size-fits-all to an actual good plan created by a coach, is the shakeout run.

I’ve put a shakeout run on the schedule of most of the athletes I coach over the years, so clearly I’ve bought into the need for doing a shakeout run the day before the race.

Or have I?

Curiously, there is no mention of doing a shakeout run in Be Ready on Race Day.

And I haven’t actually done an easy run the day before a race since Pocatello.

So are shakeout runs really necessary? Or are they just one of those things that runners do because other runners do them, so we should probably do them?

Are Runners Stupid?

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