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QT: Strategically Planning for a Return to Racing in 2021


What a difference a year makes, eh?

This time last year, the thought of races being virtually eliminated for the next 12 months was laughable.

This year? It’s been a year (or more) since many of us have raced and it’s still uncertain exactly when we will be able to confidently plan for a return to racing.

Will this be the year that races are happening again?

I know quite a few people that are chomping at the bit to get back to racing.

If that’s you, I’d encourage you to spend some time now thinking about how you’re going to dive back into races when it’s go time. Read more

QT: How to Stay Consistent When the Race Calendar is Empty


In my view, there are few things more valuable for us as runners than to stay consistent with our training.

Sure, other things matter in helping you make progress toward your goals.

But if you’re not regularly getting your miles in it’s hard to realize the growth you are looking for.

One way that many runners are motivated to stay consistent is by always having a race or few on their calendar.

But what happens when the race calendar is more barren than usual? Say, during a global pandemic? 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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QT: Is There Such a Thing as Running Too Many Races?


Is it possible to run too many races?

For some runners, if there is a race they are running it.

I know, because I coach a few of them! (You know who you are. 😉)

Surely, running too many races isn’t really a thing, right? Read more

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race? Three Tips to Make Your Trip More Comfortable

When I put together Friday’s quick tip about the issues a runner faces when making a long trip right before the race, I was planning on today’s post being the natural follow up–things to do when you’re traveling after a race, either by car or by plane.

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race?

I’m still going to do that post today, but it’s not nearly as topical as I’d planned.

(If you’re not following me on Social Media, you may have missed the announcement that I wasn’t able to make it out to California to speak and run the Running with the Bears marathon. I’ll share the details of the disappointment later this week.)

So instead of dealing with the post-marathon aches and pains I was expecting to face today, I’m writing this post based on past experience.

Jumping in a plane less than 8 hours after running 26.2 is something I’ve done before (twice, actually), and I’ve also taken an 8+ hour car ride right after a race.

So if you’re facing a trip shortly after a half/full marathon finish, here are a few things you can do to make your trip home as comfortable as possible.  Read more