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QT: Speed Up the Post-Race Recovery Process


As runners, most of us don’t exactly “enjoy” being sidelined during the post-race recovery period.

Taking the time to recover properly before you start running is, in my view, a very necessary evil if you’re going to race.

While proper post-race recovery does take a certain amount of time, there are some ways that you can speed up your body’s recovery process. Read more

QT: Stuck Inside? How to Turn Lemons into Treadmill Lemonade


No matter how much I personally dislike running on the treadmill, I can’t deny that for some folks the treadmill is a necessary evil.

Several of the #DizRunners aren’t exactly fans of the treadmill, but due to the crazy weather this winter there are more than a few that have been logging some miles on the dreadmill.

For real though, my heart breaks for them!

That said, there are some ways you can make treadmill lemonade when you’re stuck running inside. Read more

QT: It’s All About the Pace, ‘Bout the Pace, Not Distance!


Think back to the last long race that you ran.

Don’t worry, I’ll wait…

How did you feel after your race?

Were your quads barking at you? Were you pretty for a few days?

If so, what do you think caused the achiness after your race?

The distance, right? Read more

Starting Too Fast Equals Boom

QT: How to Avoid Blowing Up Mid-Race After Starting Too Fast


Starting too fast during a race is something that can happen to even the most seasoned runner if he or she is not careful.

Shoot, it happens me even when I’m trying to be careful more often than I’d like to admit.

Surely I’m not the only one guilty of starting a race too fast and then blowing up before the finish, am I?

Starting Too Fast Equals Boom Read more

Monitor Your Race Pace Internally

QT: Monitoring Your Race Pace is More Art Than Science


Whatever distance you are racing on any particular day, if you have a time based goal you probably have an idea of what your race pace needs to be in order to achieve said goal.

Knowing your race pace, and nailing it during your race, are two completely different things however.

No Shit Sherlock

Rarely, if ever, are you going to run a perfectly even race where you hit every mile split on the dot every time.

And when you take into account curves/corners on the course, other runners, changes in elevation, water stops, etc., trying to hit most of your splits spot on is an exercise in futility.

So what you are you supposed to do in order make sure you nail your time goal for the day?  Read more