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QT: Keep Your Summer Easy Runs Easy (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 286 released in July of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

I’m of the belief that heart rate training is the best way to make sure that your easy runs stay easy and that your hard runs are truly hard.

Slow Down

If you remember back to my conversation with Matt Fitzgerald where we talked about 80/20 Running, we talked in depth about the importance of making sure that our easy runs are truly easy and our hard runs are truly hard. We also talked about how difficult it can be to determine our effort level in an objective manner, and that is where monitoring your heart rate comes into play.

To be clear, monitoring your heart rate doesn’t always paint a perfect picture regarding the amount of effort you are exerting, but it is typically a more objective measure than pace or perceived exertion. Read more

That Sucks

QT: Making the Most of a Hot Race Day

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For many runners, race day is a special day.

As such, few things are more frustrating and/or demoralizing than ridiculously hot weather on race day.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

Many goals, especially time-based goals, go right out the window when it’s a hot race day.

But that doesn’t have to mean all is lost for the day.

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QT: An Amalgamation of Tips for Running in the Summer


Are you ready for summer?

Me too. Ish.

Thanks to Covid-19, this year has been anything but normal.

While there is no way of knowing for sure whether or not life will get fully back to normal this summer, one thing I’m counting on to be “normal” about this summer is the heat and humidity.

As such, we should probably make sure we are ready for it. Read more

Tips & Tricks for Summer Running (with Video)

When it comes to summer running, it seems like there are two camps of runners: those of us that don’t mind sweating and those that take their workouts indoors and jump on a treadmill.

Honestly, I don’t understand why anyone would be pro-treadmill, but that’s a topic for another day.

If you’re planning to do your summer running outdoors, whether you’re training for a fall race or just getting some miles in, make sure you’re being smart and making wise decisions.

As I’ve talked about before, heat injuries can go from annoying to life threatening in a blink of the eye, so keep the signs and symptoms top of mind at all times. But as long as you’re not doing anything foolish, hard training in the summer can lead to huge gains in the fall!

Which Camp of Summer Runner are You? Why?

Running in the Summer Heat

Quick Tip-The Benefits of Running in the Summer Heat

Don’t look now, but fall race season is coming quick and many of the runners that I follow on social media are already getting started with their training.

But too many of them are doing so on their treadmills, and in doing so, are missing out on some of the physiological benefits of running in the summer heat.

Running in the Summer Heat

Me Running in the Summer Heat

Yes, you heard correctly, there are benefits to running in the summer heat.

How Your Body Reacts to Running in the Summer Heat

We all know that our body sweats to help us stay cool on a hot day. (If you need a refresher, here ya go.) Read more