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Taking a Break from Running

QT: Coming Back from Injury Intelligently (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in February of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are all too common in our ranks.

Joker Sucks

Yeah, no joke!

But facts are facts. And the odds are that all of us will have to deal with at least one running-related injury at some point in our running careers. (And the odds say at least half of us will have to deal with an injury this year!)

As such, perhaps we should talk a little bit about the process of coming back from an injury then, eh? Read more

QT: Diz’s Law of Accumulated Fatigue for Runners


I’m not sure why, but I was recently reminiscing back to my high school chemistry days.

Anyway, the subject that was rattling around my brand for some still-unknown reason was Boyle’s Law. Read more

QT: Plyometrics 101, Specifically for Runners


In case you’re not aware, I’m a fan of runners making strength training a regular part of their routine.

Want to go back into the archives to get a little more strength training info?

Start with the 3-part strength training FAQ series I did in 2019. #1 #2 #3

When it comes to actually doing the strength training exercises, there are plenty of options on the table.

Workout at home or at a gym. Fly solo or take a class with others. Use just your bodyweight or incorporate equipment.

The options really are just about endless. Read more

QT: What Got You Here May Not Get Your There (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in February of 2017. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Where do you want to be, with regards to your running, in five years?

What are you willing to change to get there?

Hmm Read more

QT: Are Your Running Injuries Really Running Injuries?


As runners, there are a few injuries that are all too common within our ranks.

Plantar fasciitis. Shin splints. IT band syndrome. Stress fractures.

In most cases, when a runner is struggling with one of these issues we look for a solution in our running.

Maybe we need new shoes. Or a tweak to our form. Or we’ve increased our mileage too quickly.

But what if I told you that the actual root cause of some running injuries has nothing to do with running?

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