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QT: How Valuable is an Improvement of One Percent, Really?


If you’re like most runners, and probably most people in general, patience isn’t your strongest suit.

If you have big goals, you know it’s going to take some hard work over time in order to reach your goals.

But if you’re anything like me, you like to see some big chunks of progress on occasion to confirm that you’re on the right path.

While we know that one percent of improvement is still an improvement, it’s easy to overlook that small amount of growth as trivial.

Over time, however, a one percent improvement can be huge! Read more

QT: Goal Check! Are You on Track for Success This Year?


How are you doing with your 2019 goals?

As this post goes live, we are officially 7 weeks into 2019.

Earlier this week, I did a goal check in the FB group, and I thought it might be a good time to do one on the podcast/blog as well.

(And to be clear, while I’m talking about goals for 2019 in this post/episode, the same principals apply no matter when you’re listening to this episode/reading this post and no matter what your time frame happens to be.)

So, I’ll ask again, how are you doing with your goals this year? Read more

Quick Tip: Progress Comes in Different Shapes and Sizes


One thing that fuels a lot of runners to keep logging their miles is tangible proof that the work you are doing is paying off.

Seeing the mileage totals steadily climb every week/month keeps you going.

A little increase in pace per mile is a nice sign that you’re making progress as well.

When you’re seeing progress just about everywhere you look, you almost can’t wait for your next run.

But what happens when your progress seemingly grinds to a halt?

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Jen Kirkpatrick

Jen Kirkpatrick’s Journey To Be Healthier Took Her 100 Miles


Today I am going a few easy miles with Jen Kirkpatrick who has just recently finished her first 100 miler.

Jen Kirkpatrick

Jen Kirkpatrick

Not too long ago she struggled to finish a 30-minute couch to 5k workout.

Jen is the ultimate proof that consistency can take you from 0 to 100 – literally!

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QT: When It Comes to Making Progress, Consistency is King


I talk a lot about the role that consistency plays in your improvement as a runner.

Point blank, the best way to reach your running goals is by intelligently training for months/years.

In other words, consistency is king.

But training consistently, for months or years, is something that is much easier said than done. Read more