QT: Create a Pre-Run System to Get Out the Door on Time

So apparently, there are a few places in the country where it is legit hot AF right now.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

For those of you that aren’t used to running in the heat, I’ll go on record as saying that the best way to beat the heat is to get out there first thing in the morning and get as many miles in as possible before the sun becomes a factor.

To be clear, it’s probably still going to be hot, humid, and gross at zero-dark thirty.

It’s just going to be worse when the sun is beating down on you too. Read more

QT: Staying Motivated to Get Out the Door and Go for a Run Later in the Day

A couple of days ago, there was a post in our FB group from Derek who is struggling to adapt to a change in his work schedule that forced him to have to scrap his morning runs and train after work instead.

He admitted that he was struggling to find the motivation to go for a run after a long day of work. And with a race coming up just about a month away, he was asking for some help from the group.

(In addition to the memes, GIFs and good times that we tend to have over on the Book of Faces, this is another reason you should come join our FB group if you’re not in it already. When you are struggling with something, big or small, you can ask and the collective wisdom of several hundred runners is there to support you.)

Anyway, several people jumped in with suggestions but one of our peeps, Ms. Julie Boles, absolutely hit it out of the park.

She is also an after work runner, and she dropped nine pearls of wisdom that will hopefully help Derek get over the hump and find his mojo.

And they were so good, that I decided to share Julie’s tips with yall as a quick tip.

If you ever struggle with running later in the day, especially if you’re typically more of a morning runner but are being forced to adapt to afternoon/evening running, here are some ideas of things you can do that will help you stay on track with your training. Read more

Morning Runner

Quick Tip: How to Become an Early Morning Runner

We are all busy.


Aint that the truth…

There’s no question about that. But if we are trying to maintain consistency in our training, which really is the key to improving and reaching our running goals, we have to regularly be able to find time to run amid the craziness of life.

For me, the biggest key to my consistency in training has been becoming an early morning runner.

It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do, but it was the best option for me.

Because let’s be honest, if you wait to run until after work, there is a whole host of things that can screw your run up (family, work, traffic, etc.).

But if you get up at 4:30, take the dogs out real quick, and meet your running group at 5:15, you rarely run into a problem.

Funny how “life” isn’t even awake enough to screw up your run if you go early… Read more