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QT: Weight Loss Goals for Runners Aren’t as Straightforward as You Might Think

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When I start working with a new athlete, they fill out a form answering various questions that help me as their new coach.

Current running routine. Upcoming races. Long-term running goals.

I also ask if they have other goals that aren’t running focused, and at least occasionally, someone will respond that weight loss is another goal that they have.

Today I’m going to attempt to talk about running and weight loss, without somehow upsetting every person that reads the post or listens to the episode. 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: Bucking Conventional Wisdom May Be the Right Call


If you talk to enough runners, you’re going to hear quite a few unwritten rules that supposedly all runners should follow.

But does that mean you have to follow those rules to the letter?

Or even follow them at all?

When I ran the Celebration half marathon recently, I decided to thumb my nose at multiple “rules” on race day.

Turns out, purposefully breaking the unwritten rules can actually work quite well… Read more

QT: It’s All About the Pace, ‘Bout the Pace, Not Distance!


Think back to the last long race that you ran.

Don’t worry, I’ll wait…

How did you feel after your race?

Were your quads barking at you? Were you pretty for a few days?

If so, what do you think caused the achiness after your race?

The distance, right? Read more

Speed Up the Recovery Process

How to Speed Up the Recovery Process After a HardRace

There are few things in the running world that let you know you have had a successfully hard day of racing like sore leg muscles.

You put yourself out there, pushed to the limit, and came out the other side with nothing worse than some seriously sore legs. (And you know by now that said soreness has nothing to do with lactic acid, right?)

Of course, now it hurts to go down a flight of stairs, the act of sitting down on the toilet immediately bring tears to your eyes, and you can’t wait until your legs will allow you to walk without a limp again.

She Clearly Ran a Marathon Yesterday...

She Clearly Ran a Marathon Yesterday…

While there isn’t anything you can do to instantly make the soreness go away, there are definitely a several tricks you can employ to help expedite your recovery after a race so you can get back to training for whatever is next on your calendar. Read more