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QT: Maintaining Flexibility in Your Running is Often a Necessity (Best Of-ish)

Usually, the post for the “Best Of-ish” Episodes is simply copied/pasted from the original post and I embed the new audio file here. When I first broached this topic back in October of 2015, my post writing wasn’t as “developed” as it is now. So this is the old post with a few new bits added in as well…


I’ve talked a lot about the need for runners to work on improving their flexibility.

As a whole, we are incredibly inflexible.

Bad Running Habits: The Pre-Run Static Stretch

But as it turns out, our inflexibility often relates to more than just our hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors. Read more

QT: Is Running Easy and Being Uncomfortable the Key to Growth?


When it comes to training philosophies, I think I’ve made it pretty clear where I stand.

Whether or not you go all-in on heart rate training as I have, there is no doubt in my mind that running easy most of the time is the best thing we can do for ourselves as runners.

The list of benefits of running easy is long and distinguished, but so is the list of misperceptions.

One such misperception? That running easy means you will seldom/never get outside of your comfort zone. Read more

QT: Strategically Planning for a Return to Racing in 2021


What a difference a year makes, eh?

This time last year, the thought of races being virtually eliminated for the next 12 months was laughable.

This year? It’s been a year (or more) since many of us have raced and it’s still uncertain exactly when we will be able to confidently plan for a return to racing.

Will this be the year that races are happening again?

I know quite a few people that are chomping at the bit to get back to racing.

If that’s you, I’d encourage you to spend some time now thinking about how you’re going to dive back into races when it’s go time. Read more

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QT: Too Cold to Run? Stay In and Still Make Progress (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 514 from January 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on a previous topic.

Thanks, in large part at least, to climate change there is some seriously cold weather crushing many parts of the country at the moment. (Or at least there was the first time this topic was discussed…)

It’s been bad enough in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere in the past week or so, that even many of my hardiest of cold weather running friends and clients have been forced into the treadmill on more than a few occasions.

And the soft as butter Floridians? Yeah, they are losing their minds! 

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QT: Refreshing Your Memory is a Good Thing!


This year, one of my non-running goals is to read 50+ books.

Reading books is one of my most tried and true methods for learning, in all facets of my life, which is why it’s a priority for me once again in 2021.

I have several books I’m already looking forward to reading this year, as well as several books I’m looking forward to re-reading this year.

Wait, what? Read more