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QT: Getting Older and Racing Hard are Not Mutually Exclusive

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I don’t usually find myself ruminating on the questions that are posed in the monthly Q&A episodes.

Especially the questions about elite runners that Lewis tends to ask.

I’m convinced my man keeps asking these questions to try and get a reaction out of me, and I do my best every month to grind his gears by moving on quickly.

But I found myself going back to one of his questions from last month, and the more I thought about it the more convinced I became that I left a lot of meat on the bone.

Sounds like a problem we can solve, so let’s dig in. Read more

QT: Suggestions for Running a Race in the Rain (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 783 released in November of 2019 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

When it comes to race day, there are no guarantees that the weather is going to cooperate.

And, in my experience at least, more often than not the race day weather leaves a little bit to be desired.

When it comes to the weather, there is no shortage of ways the conditions can go sideways.

  • Too hot.
  • Too cold.
  • Windy AF.
  • Raining buckets.

Dealing with bad weather is a part of racing.

You may not like it, but it’s the nature of the beast. Read more

First Time Marathoner

QT: Some Tips for Running Your First Marathon (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 166 released in October of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Fall marathon season is in full swing, and if you’ve been logging miles since July/August training for your fall race, the payoff is almost here!

Veteran marathoners know what to expect when it’s time to toe the line.

But if you’re running your first marathon, the experience can feel like a complete and utter whirlwind.

First Time Marathoner

But it doesn’t have to.

There are several things that I wish I would have known going into my first full or half marathon now that I’m able to look back on the experience.

If you’re gearing up for your first big race in the next few weeks, hopefully these tips will prove helpful. Read more

That Sucks

QT: Making the Most of a Hot Race Day

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For many runners, race day is a special day.

As such, few things are more frustrating and/or demoralizing than ridiculously hot weather on race day.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

Many goals, especially time-based goals, go right out the window when it’s a hot race day.

But that doesn’t have to mean all is lost for the day.

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QT: Running Several 5ks in the Summer Could Pay Off in the Fall

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Summer is upon us, and for many, that means the heat is becoming a major factor.

For runners that are keen to race in the summer, especially those of us that prefer a bit longer race, there aren’t often a lot of options.

If you look hard enough, you might be able to find a trail race or two of substantial distance, but in terms of road races of 13.1 miles and up, it’s pretty slim pickings.

One race there tends to be no shortage of this time of year? 5ks. Read more