QT: Do Sports Drinks Really Supply Your Calorie Needs on Race Day?

Most sports drinks marketed to runners claim to provide all of your calorie needs on race day.

But do they?


Before we go too far down this path, I just want to remind you that I am a Tailwind Trailblazer (Ambassador).

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QT: Ready or Not, Try to Relax on Race Day

Awhile back, I bought a copy of Tools of Titans, which is a mammoth book written by Tim Ferriss.

Get yourself a copy, if you don’t already have one. You’ll thank me later.

Anyway, I was really struggling with what to talk about in today’s quick tip, so I pulled the book off the shelf in hopes of getting a little inspiration.

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QT: Twas the Night Before Race Day (All the Things You Should Do)

After weeks and months (and sometimes years) of training, race day is finally here.

But after all of the training and miles and preparation, are there things that you can do the night before a race that may cause you problems in the morning?

In a word, yes.

Suggestions for the Night Before a Race

Here are 4 things you can do the night before a race to help ensure you make it to the start line in the morning without an issue. Read more

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QT: The Month Before a Race… So Much to Do, So Little Time!

I got an interesting question/suggestion on Twitter the other day for a quick tip episode: what should you do in the last month before a race?

As a running coach, this might be one of those things that I often overlook in my own training because I just kind of “know” what to do.

And for the runners I coach? Since I’m telling them what to do as we go, I’ve never tried to break down what to do the month before a race.

But what about those that are more or less on their own for their training? What should they do for the last month of their race preparations?

It's Going to Be OK....

It’s Going to Be OK….

Things To Do in the Month Before a Race

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Another "Your First Marathon" Post? Really?

Quick Tip: 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Running Your First Marathon

There are no shortage of listicles within the running blogosphere offering tips to help you prepare for your first marathon.

Another "Your First Marathon" Post? Really?

Another “Your First Marathon” Post? Really?

However, while there may be a ba-gillion different blogs/pages devoted to tips on successfully running your first marathon, they seemingly recycle the same list of suggestions from one post to the next.

Now, I don’t mean to say that many of these common tips like remembering to taper, gradually increasing your mileage, and not starting the race too fast aren’t important tips because they are, but how many different websites need to basically repost the same information before enough is enough?

If you’re looking for those types of tips here, sorry. You came to the wrong place.

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