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QT: Too Cold to Run? Stay In and Make Some Real Progress


Thanks, in large part at least, to climate change there is some serious cold weather crushing many parts of the country at the moment.

It’s been bad enough in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere in the past week or so, that even many of my hardiest of cold weather running friends and clients have been forced in to the treadmill on more than a few occasions.

And the soft as butter Floridians? Yeah, they are losing their minds! 

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QT: How to Run Without Slipping on the Ice and Snow this Winter


Rumor has it, winter is rapidly approaching in many parts of the country/world. 

Coulda fooled me, as it was 73* at 4 AM the other day!

I Digress

Every winter I hear runners talking about how lucky I am that I can run outside in the winter while they are confined to the treadmill because of the ice and snow where they live.

Not for nothing, but you can still run outside in the winter too. Just ask Jenn Walton. Read more

Not Exactly Gear for Winter Running

The Best Gear for Winter Running

Running in the cold is no fun, y’all.

I know this first hand: yesterday morning it must have been in the mid-50s during our run!

Not Exactly the Best Gear for Winter Running

Not Exactly the Best Gear for Winter Running

Seriously though, in parts of the world where cold weather is actually a thing, this time of the year can be a tough one for some runners.

Sure, you’ve got the die hards/crazies that say to just get your ass out the door and go run no matter how cold it is. And if you’re still cold after running for 10 minutes, just run faster to generate enough heat.

If you’re one of those people, this post probably isn’t for you.

Look, cold is one of those relative things where what is too cold to run for one person is absolutely perfect weather for another.

(And please don’t confuse this with “freezing”. The freezing point is not relative, it’s scientific! And if I hear one more Floridian talk about it being “freezing” outside when the temperature is 52°F I might snap! Freezing is below 32° (or 0° if you’re worldly) and that’s it!)

Rant over, I think. (No promises though) Read more

Outdoor Winter Running

10 Outdoor Winter Running Tips

Growing up in Northern Michigan, I’ve logged many miles running outdoors in the winter time. To the many dedicated northern runners, these tips for outdoor winter running are pretty common sense. But for people that are new to running, and are a little skittish about taking to the streets before the snow melts, hopefully these tips will help you get off of the treadmill and outside for your next run!

Outdoor Winter Running

10 Outdoor Winter Running Reminders

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Nothing Like That Plantar Fasciitis!

As I near taper time for my upcoming marathon, I’m starting to notice a lot more aches and pains than I remember having a few months ago. While I’m pretty sure that most are just phantom pains or fatigue issues that the taper will solve, I do have some soreness on the bottom of my foot.

You veteran runners know where I’m going with this, the dreaded plantar fascia is barking at me again. Read more