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QT: Raise Your Floor to Raise Your Ceiling; Why 15 is My New 10


What are your biggest, most outlandish, running goals?

You probably know my two big running goals, since I talk about them often.

But in case you need a reminder or are new to my corner of the internet, my two big running goals are to run a marathon in each state and to qualify for Boston.

My two goals have different requirements for success. One is all about longevity while the other is centered around performance.

Provided I keep running for the next 30-50 years, which is the plan, in theory running a marathon in every state shouldn’t be that difficult.

But qualifying for Boston? That is a goal that is going to require me to get substantially faster than I am right now of the marathon distance.

And the only way for that to happen is to raise the ceiling of my fitness. Read more

John Lesteberg

John Lesteberg Has Definitely Fallen Down the Running Worm Hole


Today I’m chatting with John Lesteberg, a guy that checks all of the boxes for an ultra runner.

John Lesteberg

John Lesteberg

Beard. Works at a running store. Homebrewer.

Seriously, what more do you want from a trail/ultra runner? Read more

Trish Trout Thumbs Up

Trish Trout Doesn’t Like Being Told That She Can’t Do Something


Today I have the pleasure of running a few easy Miles with Ms. Trish Trout.

Trish Trout Thumbs Up

Trish Trout

Trish has been a regular in the Facebook group for a long time, and we’ve chatted it up on Twitter several times over the past couple of years.

Honestly, this episode should have happened quite a while ago! 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

James Lacher is Proud to Be Half the Man He Used to Be


Today I’m going a few easy miles with an athlete that is the epitome of hard work and consistency.

James Lacher, First 13.1

James Lacher After His First 13.1

James Lacher is, literally, half the man he was just a couple of years ago.

At his heavest, he weight over 400 pounds. Now, he’s on the other side of 200 pounds and recently finished his first half marathon! Read more