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Marathon Monday, Boston Marathon, Meme, 2019 Boston Marathon Meme

QT: 2019 Boston Marathon Takeaways/Lessons Learned


How did you spend Marathon Monday 2019?

Marathon Monday, Boston Marathon, Meme, 2019 Boston Marathon Meme

If you’re at all like me, you made sure that you were streaming the race on Monday while you were “working”.

Watching the elites do their thing is always a mixed bag for me.

On one hand, it’s obviously awesome just watching what they are capable of doing over 26.2 miles.

On another hand, it’s a little disheartening how easy they make it look to run at ~5-minute pace mile after mile.

But perhaps the best thing about watching the Boston Marathon is being able to (hopefully!) learn a few things from the elites that will help me improve my own running. Read more

You Can't Handle the Truth

QT: Is It Worth It? Orange Mud Transition Wrap and CTM Band


One of the perks of my job is that, from time to time, companies will send me goodies to use/try/have in hopes that I’ll give a glowing review of their products either here, on the podcast, or on the social medias.

I appreciate getting to try some stuff, but one thing that I’m 100% firm about is that I will only speak honestly about the products that I receive.

You Can't Handle the Truth

If a company wants me to talk about their product favorably? Make a good product.

Send me something that sucks? I’ll tell my audience it sucks.

Pretty straight forward, eh?

Get ready, because I’m about to unleash some truth today y’all. Read more

QT: When Opportunity Presents, Should You Take It?


A year and a half ago (more or less), I went all in professionally on all things Diz Runs.

At that point in time, I still had a handful of personal training clients that I was working with on a regular basis.

One of those clients took me up on the option of continuing to write her workouts and serve as an online personal trainer.

Long story short, this woman has been pretty unhappy with her job since I started working with her some 4+ years ago.

A regular topic of conversation during her workouts was her venting about some shenanigans at her office.

Eventually, she got serious about looking for a new job. And before long, she had an interview and was offered a position with a new company. Read more

QT: Is There an Actual Benefit to a Shakeout Run?


One workout that you’ll see on most training plans, from one-size-fits-all to an actual good plan created by a coach, is the shakeout run.

I’ve put a shakeout run on the schedule of most of the athletes I coach over the years, so clearly I’ve bought into the need for doing a shakeout run the day before the race.

Or have I?

Curiously, there is no mention of doing a shakeout run in Be Ready on Race Day.

And I haven’t actually done an easy run the day before a race since Pocatello.

So are shakeout runs really necessary? Or are they just one of those things that runners do because other runners do them, so we should probably do them?

Are Runners Stupid?

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QT: FAQs About Strength Training for Runners (Vol 1)


Most runners (hopefully!) know that strength training is something that they should be doing.

Increased strength and muscular endurance are going to help you not only on race day, but they are also likely to help reduce your risk of developing a running-related injury.

It has come to my attention recently that there is a disconnect between knowing that strength training is a good thing and knowing what to do when it comes to getting stronger.

Over the next few months, I’m going to do several of these FAQ-style quick tip episodes dedicated to strength training.

Have a question or something you’d like me to clarify for you? Let me know!

And if you have a quick tip suggestion, leave it in this post from the FB group. Read more