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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

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Are Drones at Races Really a Problem?

Maybe I’m just getting old, but I can’t wrap my head around the idea of bringing drones to races.

But apparently, that’s something the “kids are doing these days” since a number of pretty prominent races have actually banned drones from their events.

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Don’t believe me? Here’s the article I came across while perusing Runner’s World this morning. Read more