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QT: Do Sports Drinks Provide Enough Race Day Fuel? (Best Of-ish)


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

But do they?

Hmm

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Brittany What?

QT: Your Longest Run Isn’t the End All/Be All When Training for a Race


“How long should my longest long run be before my race?”

This is a question that I see quite a bit on social media, and at least occasionally from the runners that I coach.

Can I be honest for a minute?

Of Course

I hate this question. Read more

My Take: The 2019 Cannonball Marathon


Last weekend, at least as this post/episode was released, I hit the road and headed north to Greensboro, NC, for the Cannonball Marathon.

As a reminder, 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 Cannonball Marathon, while it’s still fresh in my mind, 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

QT: How to Handle a Poor Race Day Performance


I got an email from a podcast listener the other day with a question that she thought might be good for the next Q&A episode of the show.

This particular question, and what will inevitably turn into my long and drawn out answer, is much better suited for a QT episode.

Why?

Because it’s a common issue that I don’t think gets talked about as often, or as openly, as it should.

So let’s talk about, eh? Read more

QT: Your Body is a Complex Ecosystem


Do you think of your body as a complete ecosystem, or do you view it as a bunch of disparate parts?

I think the gut response is that we are obviously much more than the sum of the different parts of our bodies.

But how well do we, as runners, do at actually accepting this idea?

As runners, I think a lot of us get a bit of tunnel vision.

We think that if our legs are good, then we are good to go.

But that isn’t quite the case… Read more