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Listener Q&A: February 2024

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Tis the season where love is in the air!

Yeah, yeah.

I guess we aren’t doing small talk this month then?

Fine, on to your questions! Read more

QT: The Good, Bad, and Ugly After 6+ Years of Heart Rate Training (Best Of-ish)

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My oh my!

Has it already been a year over six years that I’ve been doing this whole heart rate training thing?

Time sure flies when you’re running slow!

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Ok, so maybe time doesn’t fly.

But it is hard to believe that it’s been a full six years since I completely overhauled my diet and training philosophy for a year-long experiment.

The results? We will get to those in a moment. Read more

QT: Hard Workouts and Race Paces when Heart Rate Training

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To reap the benefits of heart rate training, you need to commit to doing most of your runs easy.

Obviously

With the key word there being most.

Every once in a while, dropping the hammer and pushing hard is a key piece of the puzzle.

Sometimes that’s a hard workout. Other times, it’s race day.

But determining how hard to go? When you’ve been running easy the majority of your miles?

That’s not always as easy as it might seem. Read more

Sid Garza Hillman Shares Why Ultra Running is for Normal People

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My guest today is someone that has been in the running world from various angles over the years.

His most recent book, Ultra Running for Normal People, shares stories and lessons learned on the trails both as a runner and a race director.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles today with Sid Garza Hillman.

Sid Garza Hillman

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QT: Digging Into the Basics of Heart Rate Training

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On the surface, the basics of heart rate training are pretty simple.

Keep your heart rate below a certain level, or within a certain zone, during your runs.

Understanding heart rate training, and especially wrapping your head around how running easier/slower most of the time is perhaps the best thing you can do to go faster on race day, is a bit less straightforward.

However you feel about heart rate training, understanding why it’s effective can help you move forward as a runner. Read more