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QT: Life Stress Can (and Will) Impact Your Running


Life stress.

We all have it, and all of us deal with the stress of life in different ways.

For many of us runners, the most effective way to handle life stress is to lace up our shoes and head out for some run-therapy.

In many cases, that may prove effective.

There are times that the stress of running actually makes the stress of life worse, and vice versa. Read more

QT: Treating and Preventing Heat Illness (In Yourself and Others)


As is often the case, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

And when it comes to dealing with heat illness, that is certainly the case.

Preventing heat illness will always be the preferred option to having to treat it/manage it once it has already set it.

Duh

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Quick Tip: Heat Illness is No Fun for Anyone


One thing I feel like I talk about every year, though I was surprised to see that I haven’t done a quick tip episode on the subject since 2016, is heat illness.

If you’re planning to run outside in the summer months, being aware of the early signs and symptoms of heat illness can be invaluable.

Let’s not kid ourselves, heat illness is really serious.

It can legitimately kill you, so you know, it’s kind of important to talk about eh?

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Quick Tip: Rest and Recovery is Important, So Schedule It (And Make It Happen)


How important is proper rest and recovery to you?

How important is it to you to successfully reach, and potentially exceed, your running goals?

If you didn’t answer these two questions with basically the same answer, then you’ve got a problem. Read more

Quick Tip: Are You Too Dependent on Your Running Technology?


Let’s be real for a minute: most of us REALLY like our tech.

Cell phones. Computers. Tablets. Fitbits. Garmins. Heart rate monitors.

Technology, in my view, is awesome.

I mean, shoot, without technology I’d probably have to get a real job!

As great and as helpful as our technology may in fact be, is there a chance that we are a bit overdependent upon it?

Perhaps… Read more