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QT: Is It a Bad Idea to Set an Annual Mileage Goal? (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 505 released in December of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic that is actually quite different than my original thoughts on annual mileage goals.

I have a feeling that today’s quick tip might be a bit controversial.

Please note that it’s not my intention to cause your panties to become all bunched up, but if it happens it happens.

Let’s get after it, shall we? Read more

QT: To Become a Better Runner, Pump Up the Volume

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What do you need to do to become a better runner?

Are Runners Stupid?

Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

What you need to do to take the next step in your running journey is what you need to do.

The exact mix of things that you need to do, whatever it is, will be different from what I or any other runner needs to do.

But that doesn’t mean that there are a few common “ingredients” that are likely to be part of your unique “run better” formula.

Over the next few weeks, I will discuss three areas of your training that could be key to your next big PR. Read more

QT: Are Mileage Goals a Good Thing to Set Each Year? In a Word, No


I have a feeling that today’s quick tip might be a bit controversial.

Please note that it’s not my intention to cause your panties to become all bunched up, but if it happens it happens.

Let’s get after it, shall we? Read more

How I'll Celebrate Achieving My Goals for 2016

The Master Plan for 2016! aka My Goals for the Year

Can you believe it? 2016 is a week old and I haven’t written a New Year’s resolutions post yet outlining my goals for the year!

Yeah, about that…

It’s time for some goals!

My Goals (Running and Otherwise) for 2016

My Goals (Running and Otherwise) for 2016

My 2016 Goals (Running and Otherwise)

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What’s In Store for 2014

To me, New Year’s Resolutions are a double edged sword.

I love reading about things that people are planning on doing and accomplishing for the coming year, and the chance to wipe the slate clean from last year and start fresh is always uplifting.

And then there are the posts about why you’ll never achieve your resolution and why you’ll give up by the end of the week, and it’s a bit of a downer.

Let’s not fool anyone, most resolutions don’t make it for an entire year, and keeping them for more than a few days IS difficult.

But the reason I love reading about other people’s resolutions for 2014 is because it takes balls to put yourself out there and announce to the world what you’d like to accomplish. It’s easy to keep your goals to yourself, because if you struggle with keeping them no one else knows. But by telling the world, you’re basically giving everyone permission to hold you accountable and ask how you’re progressing as the year rolls on.

But that’s exactly what I’m doing.

The Plans for 2014

  • Run 1,500 Miles–This one is entirely on me. The last two years, I’ve been able to achieve my mileage goals for the year. While 1,500 miles is my biggest target by far, it’s less than 200 miles more than I ran last year. It’s doable as I can stay healthy and consistent. Here’s hoping.
  • More Blog Giveaways–In 2013, I was able to give a few things away, but I want to be able to do more this year. Whether it is big things or little things, I just want to give more stuff away. So be on the lookout for more giveaways this year.
  • More Guest Posts–When I started the Run Bloggers United movement this summer, I had a lot of people that sounded interested but very little came from it. I had a couple of great guest posts, but not as many as I’d hoped. I’d love to get 25 guest posts this year, but the more the merrier. If you’re interested in writing a post, let me know.
  • More Foam Rolling/Yoga/Ice Massage–My 1,317 miles in 2013 were mostly injury free, but I know that adding more will continue to stress my body. The need for regular routine maintenance is there, yet I only tend to do anything when something starts to hurt a little more than it usually does. I know the little things will catch up with me eventually if it don’t get out in front of them, so that’s the plan for this year.

I’m looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store for me in terms of my running and I look forward to continuing to becoming a part of the online running community. Y’all continue to inspire me every day, and I hope that I’m able to return the favor on occasion.

Have a great start to the New Year y’all.

Do You Have a Mileage Goal for 2014? Any Other Running Resolutions?