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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: Trust the Process and the Results Will Come

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Few tasks in life can’t be broken down into a series of steps.

A leads to B, which then leads to C.

As long as you trust the process, and continue to do the required work, you’ll get to your goal. Read more

QT: All We are Saying, is Give Change a Chance (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 607 released in August of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

I was listening to the Jordan Harbinger Show the other day, and something that was mentioned on the show really stuck with me.

The discussion had nothing to do with running, but Jordan and his guest were talking about how quick people are to try something once and then give up because it was too hard or didn’t go the way they had planned.

They gave a metaphor of having an old cabin out in the woods that you only visit once a year. And every year when you get to the cabin, you have to turn the water on and let it run for a few minutes to flush out the pipes before the water will once again be clean and safe to use for drinking, cooking, and whatever.

And as I listened to the discussion, I kept coming back to the idea of letting the water run.

If you don’t give change a chance, your situation may never get better. Or easier. Or provide you the benefit you were seeking in the first place. Read more

QT: Developing Consistency in Your Training isn’t Easy

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I’ve talked a few times over the years about the value of consistent training for us as runners.

If you have a pretty regular training routine that works for you, then by all means keep on keeping on.

But if you’re struggling to get into a groove, to find a level of consistency that works for you, hopefully today’s post/episode will help. Read more

Running 80/20 Requires Patience

QT: Don’t Forget that Patience is DEFINITELY a Virtue (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in May of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.

Don’t take shortcuts, they take too long. ~Sonia Simone

Words to live by, to be true.

In the past, I’ve come across several conversations related to patience and delayed gratification.

And as runners, we tend to suck in this area.

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Keeping the Long View in Mind

First things first, when I mention the long view what am I getting at exactly? Read more