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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

Group Training for the 2015 Wine and Dine Half Marathon

When it comes to preparing for a race, what works best for you?

Since runners tend to be social creatures, the group dynamic seems to be pretty popular when it comes to deciding how to train for a race. And if you’re getting ready for the 2015 Wine and Dine Half Marathon, you might want to check out my program.

Click here for more details, and if you have any questions feel free to ask away!

What It Takes to Be a Great Half/Full Marathon Spectator (w/ video)

Gearing up for my inaugural appearance as a marathon spectator, I spent a good chunk of time coming up with a game plan for seeing my wife as many times as possible out on the course.

Needless to say, there were a few things that I wish I had thought of, but being a new marathon spectator, I simply didn’t know any better.

But now I do.

If you’re gearing up to support the runner in your life in a half or full marathon soon, enjoy my tips for being the best cheerleader/marathon spectator possible!

Can You Think of Anything I Missed? What Other Tips Should You Share With Friends/Family That are Getting Ready to Watch a Race?