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QT: Raise Your Floor to Raise Your Ceiling (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode was originally published in November 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.


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.

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QT: All Roads Lead to Rome (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode was 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.


All roads lead to Rome.   ~Medieval Proverb

In the middle ages, Rome was kind of an important place.

So important that, as the saying goes, any road will take you there. You simply have to travel on it long enough.

There’s a lesson in there for us as runners…

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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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