Quick Tip: Coming Back from an Injury is a Delicate Process

Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are a fact of life in our sport.

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: Key Mental Lessons Learned By Way of Race Day Experiments

Last weekend, I ran my first race in quite some time.

Me and My New Bling

Depending on how you want to classify things, it had been almost a year, a year and a half, or well over two years since I ran my last race.

No matter how you slice it, I was looking forward to getting out there and pushing it a little bit for the first time (and hopefully not the only time) in 2018.

As race day was drawing closer, I started thinking about how I was going to run the race based on the loose goals that I had set for myself.

Ultimately, I decided to do try a few things that I’ve never done before on race day.

Yeah, yeah. I know you’re not supposed to do anything new on race day.

Well, I did. And what do you know?

Things couldn’t have turned out any better! Read more

Quick Tip: 2018 Goals Progress Report: Are You Still on Track?

Don’t look now, but January is officially in the rearview and we are now into February.

That means that 2018 is officially 1/12th of the way over.

Time Flies False

How are you doing with your 2018 goals, running or otherwise?

On track? Fallen by the wayside? Struggling but still holding on? Read more

QT: 5 Reasons You SHOULD NOT Hire a Running Coach

There are no shortage of articles and blog posts out there talking about all of the benefits of working with a running coach.

This is not one of those articles.

You know what there is a shortage of? Articles talking about why you shouldn’t hire a running coach.

Don’t believe me? I just googled the phrase “you should not hire a running coach” (click here for search results) and the number one search result was an article about why you need a running coach from Runner’s World.

My thought’s exactly.

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You Can't Handle the Truth

QT: Is It Worth It? The Orange Mud HydraQuiver Vest 2 and RunLocker

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? And I’ll tell my audience it sucks.

Y’all remember the Soleus watch review, right?

So today, I’m going to deliver the good, the bad, and the ugly about a couple of pieces of running tech that I’ve been able to use/test/evaluate in the past few months.

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