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QT: Getting Uncomfortable Can Lead to Greater Growth (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in April of 2018. The following post/show notes are basically copy/pasted from the original post, but the audio is a new take on the subject.


I was listening to the Jocko Podcast awhile back, and he said something that really caught my attention.

He said that growth only happens when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Growth only happens when you go beyond what is comfortable to you.

Do you want to grow as a runner? Do you want to get faster? Run farther? Keep setting new PRs?

Then you better start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, eh?

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QT: Calling an Audible is Not the End of the World in Your Training


This wasn’t the quick tip I had planned for this week, yet here we are.

The topic I had planned for today just wasn’t coming together.

Will it come together down the road? More than likely.

But instead of continuing to try and force the square peg into a round hole, I decided that calling an audible was the better choice.

So, like I said, here we are. Read more

QT: How to Stay Consistent When the Race Calendar is Empty


In my view, there are few things more valuable for us as runners than to stay consistent with our training.

Sure, other things matter in helping you make progress toward your goals.

But if you’re not regularly getting your miles in it’s hard to realize the growth you are looking for.

One way that many runners are motivated to stay consistent is by always having a race or few on their calendar.

But what happens when the race calendar is more barren than usual? Say, during a global pandemic? Read more

High Heels are the Devil

QT: Non-Running Shoes Can (and Do!) Contribute to Running Injuries (Best Of-ish)


Can we talk about the elephant in the room?

Elephant in the Room

When it comes to runners and their shoes, there are no shortage of arguments about which shoes are the best.

If you’ve been around these parts for more than a minute, you know that I’m a huge believer in Altras and their zero-drop platform.

But this quick tip isn’t about why I think Altras rule and other shoes drool.

No, this quick tip is about what you’re putting on your feet when you’re not running.

Because believe it or not, those shoes matter too. A lot.

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QT: Get Out of Your Own Way on Your Path to Success


The path to success, in any endeavor, if filled with obstacles.

The path that you’re on in the pursuit of your running goals is certainly no different.

With so many hurdles that we have to navigate, why do so many of us make our lives more difficult by placing more obstacles in our own way?

It makes no sense, yet my hunch is that almost all of us do it!

Maybe we should stop getting in our own way then, eh? Read more