Are Runners Stupid?

QT: Suggestions to Help Avoid Overtraining/Under Recovery

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So, is overtraining a thing or no?

Are Runners Stupid?

After last week’s QT talking about whether overtraining or under recovery is the actual problem, I want to get into some ways to avoid overtraining/under recovery.

Because whatever we ultimately call it, it is a thing that we’d rather not have to deal with. Read more

QT: Is Overtraining a Real Thing or a Myth?

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There’s an adage I’ve heard several times in running circles that says it’s better to be undertrained than overtrained on race day.

I’ve always agreed with this philosophy, and have tried to err on the side of caution when putting training plans together for myself and for the runners I coach.

But recently I’ve started to hear a lot of people talking about overtraining as something that isn’t really a thing.

And I think I agree with their logic… Read more

Starting Too Fast Equals Boom

QT: Reduce the Risk of a Race Day Blow Up (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 325 released in October of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Starting too fast during a race is something that can happen to even the most seasoned runner if he or she is not careful.

Shoot, it happens me even when I’m trying to be careful more often than I’d like to admit.

Surely I’m not the only one guilty of starting a race too fast and suffering a race day blow up before the finish, am I?

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QT: Is Running While Sick-ish Something To Always Avoid?

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If you’ve been running for long enough, you’ve probably been here before.

Not really sick. Definitely not completely well.

So the question becomes, do I run or not?

My answer? Well…

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QT: Identifying Overtraining Syndrome in Runners

Overtraining syndrome is, in my opinion, one of those things that lurks in the shadows of the running community.

It doesn’t get talked about as much as it possibly should, and I’d wager it’s far more common than many of us realize.

Myself included. Read more