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QT: Should You Focus on Effort, Not Pace, for Speed Workouts?


When you go into a speed workout, how do you decide how fast to hit the hard intervals?

Hmm

Maybe you try to get a feel for goal pace for an upcoming race.

Or you aim for your current PR pace plus or minus a few seconds.

Maybe you just try to hit whatever paces your coach puts on your plan.

What about going into a workout with no idea how fast you’re going to go? Read more

QT: Be Patient If (When?) You Fall Off Your Pace


Whether you’re a math person or not, you can’t deny that numbers are a big part of our sport.

Distances. Paces. Splits.

And when it comes to goals, they are often number-focused as well.

PRs. Mileage targets. A number of races. Read more

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QT: Pace Strategy for the Start of Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 325 released in October of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


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 to 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

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