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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: To Become a Better Runner, Develop Intensity Discipline

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I think it’s safe to say that most of us want to be better runners in the future than we are today.

At least I do.

There are nearly an infinite number of ways to improve in the sport, and the last two weeks I addressed two of them: running more miles and being consistent year after year.

Today I’m wrapping up this little three-part series by digging into the final common area where many runners could see improvement: intensity discipline. Read more

QT: To Become a Better Runner, Focus on Consistency

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So you want to become a better runner then?

Don’t we all.

One way to move the needle a bit, like we’ve already talked about recently, is to add a few more miles to your regular workload.

Another option that could help you take a big step forward with your running: focus on consistency. Read more

QT: Sometimes a Change Really Will Do You Good

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One thing that I struggle with, more than I care to admit, is the idea of change.

We Fear Change

Shocking, I know.

Given how much I talk about routine and being a creature of habit, it’s probably not a shock to hear that I’m not really one who is looking to make a change for change’s sake.

That said, sometimes that’s exactly what needs to be done. Read more