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QT: What is the Best Speed Workout for Runners


What is the best speed workout that runners can/should do?

I’m somewhat surprised that I get asked this question as often as I do, but I get it.

If you’re a runner with performance goals and you want to get faster, you probably don’t want to waste your time doing a speed workout that isn’t very effective, right?

So then, which speed workouts are worth your time and which ones should you avoid? Read more

QT: FAQs About Strength Training for Runners (Vol 3)


So, you still want more strength training conversation?

You asked for it, you got it!

In case you missed the earlier editions of strength training FAQs for runners, feel free to go back in the archives and check those out.

For your reference:

The first FAQ episode covered many of the basic questions associated with scheduling your strength training workouts around your runs. And in volume two, I did a little myth busting about strength training for runners.

In today’s strength training talk, I’m covering several do’s and don’ts related to your incorporating strength training into your routine. Read more

QT: Heart Rate Variability for Runners


How do you know if you are fully recovered after a hard workout or race?

Shrug.

Whether you want to admit it or not, most of us humans struggle with recognizing the subtle cues that our bodies provide that can help us better understand what our bodies are actually telling us.

But as technology continues to improve and evolve, we have more options available to us than ever before to measure our biomarkers and understand how our bodies are functioning in real time.

One such metric that we can measure and use to enhance our training as runners is heart rate variability. Read more

QT: Summer Running and Staying Safe with the Heat and Humidity


Ready or not, it’s about to get hot yall!

That is, of course, if it’s not already hot in your part of the country.

(And if you live on the other side of the equator where you’re approaching the winter months, please revisit this episode/post in October/November!)

When it comes to putting in your miles this summer, safety is obviously priority number one.

So what are some things we can do to make sure we stay safe while training in the high heat and humidity? Read more

QT: How Valuable is an Improvement of One Percent, Really?


If you’re like most runners, and probably most people in general, patience isn’t your strongest suit.

If you have big goals, you know it’s going to take some hard work over time in order to reach your goals.

But if you’re anything like me, you like to see some big chunks of progress on occasion to confirm that you’re on the right path.

While we know that one percent of improvement is still an improvement, it’s easy to overlook that small amount of growth as trivial.

Over time, however, a one percent improvement can be huge! Read more