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When do you start training for a race

QT: When Should You Start Training for Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in January of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.

When should you start training for your next big race?

When do you start training for a race

16 Weeks Out?

The general rule of thumb seems to be that training for a race starts about 16 weeks before the day of the race.

That kind of time frame allows you to build up your mileage gradually (and safely) so you’ll be ready on race day.

I disagree.

The training you do BEFORE you officially start training for your race matters a whole hell of a lot more than many runners seem to realize. Read more

My Take: The 2018 7 Bridges Marathon


As this post/episode is released, I’m a week out from running the 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

I’m not one for writing a detailed race recap of my performance on race day. So if that’s what you’re looking for…

Sorry

Yeah, I’m not really that sorry.

What I am up for doing is sharing my perspective on the 7 Bridges Marathon as someone that has just run the race.

What things does this race get right? Where could they improve?

So that’s what I’m doing today.

I’m giving the basics below, but the podcast will have much more detail (ie I’ll probably be rambling like a mofo). So if you want the full scoop, make sure you press play above!

(And if you’re not already subscribed to the show on your phone, get on it eh?) Read more

My Take: The 2018 Prairie Fire Marathon


As this post/episode is released, I’m a week out from running the Prairie Fire Marathon in Wichita, Kansas.

I’m not one for writing a detailed race recap of my performance on race day. So if that’s what you’re looking for…

Sorry

Yeah, I’m not really that sorry.

What I am up for doing is sharing my perspective on the Prairie Fire Marathon as someone that has run the race.

What things does this race get right? Where could they improve?

So that’s what I’m doing today.

I’m giving the basics below, but the podcast will have much more detail (ie I’ll probably be rambling like a mofo). So if you want the full scoop, make sure you press play above!

(And if you’re not already subscribed to the show on your phone, get on it eh?) Read more

Quick Tip: How to Prepare an Appropriate Race Plan for Your Goal Race


After weeks and months of logging miles in preparation for your race, the big day is almost here.

What do you do in the days leading up to a goal race?

Hopefully, you’re respecting the rules of the taper.

Also hopefully, you’re not dealing with a case of the taper crazies.

Crazy Yakko

One thing that you should be doing in the days leading up to your race is to put your race day plan together. Read more

QT: How to Choose Which Races to Run?


If you’re like a lot of runners, you’d love to run all the races.

And if you’re like a lot of runners, that means that you have to pick and choose only a few races to run in each year.

With so many choices available, how do you decide which races to run each year?

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