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QT: Prepare for the Worst on Race Day, Just in Case…


A couple of weeks ago, I ran my longest race to date: 45 miles.

Well, the course was actually a little short so the race was “only” 43.5 miles or so.

But I missed a turn so ended up with a little bonus trail time and 44.25 miles on the day.

If I’m honest, I had a pretty great day on all fronts.

But going into the race?

I was prepared for 45 miles of misery… Read more

QT: Tips for Making Your Long Runs a Little Bit Less Daunting


On the surface, long runs are pretty simple, right?

Run for a longer time than you usually do.

But in practice, long runs aren’t always as straightforward as they seem like they should be.

If you’re struggling with your long runs, I promise you’re not alone.

Here are some tips that may help make those long runs a little less daunting. Read more

QT: Overcoming the Boredom Factor of Treadmill Running with Thessaly Nicolaysen


Every fall/winter, I get a handful of questions centered around running on the treadmill.

As you may have heard, I don’t exactly “enjoy” treadmill running.

Thessaly Nicolaysen, however, is a fan.

Thessaly is joining us for the next few weeks of QT episodes to discuss treadmill running and offer some tips for those that may find themselves on the human hamster wheel at some point in the future. Read more

Ellen Campbell Navigated The Dark By Channeling Her Energy


Today’s guest is a lady that I’ve been connected to on social media for a little while now.

I’m looking forward to diving a bit deeper than just her tweets from the last couple of years.

Ellen Campbell

Let’s get to it and go a few easy miles with Ellen Campbell today.

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QT: The Mental Finish Line is a Very Real Thing


The mind is a funny thing…

I think it’s common for us as runners to focus on the physical side of our sport.

Obviously, running is a physical sport.

But too often we, or at least I, overlook the mental aspect of our sport.

Perhaps we’d be wise to pay a bit more attention to the roll our brains play in our training and racing… Read more