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QT: Surviving the Perfect Storm of Running, Life, and Everything In Between


I was part of a really interesting conversation the other day.

As you may know, every Wednesday I jump on a video chat with a couple of great running coaches (Laura Norris and Nora Bird) and we talk shop about our business and try to help each other be more successful.

This week’s discussion centered around something I’d never really thought of before but makes total sense.

The fall being the metaphorical perfect storm of running, life, and everything in between. 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

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Quick Tip: 4 Suggestions to Keep in Mind as Race Day Approaches


Even though it’s not fall (yet!) in Florida, there’s no doubt that peak fall racing season is almost upon us!

Several of the athletes I coach will be toeing the line of their goal races soon.

For many, the lead up to a goal race is a super exciting time. But it can also be a bit nerve-wracking for even the most level-headed runner.

The nearer you get to race day, and the deeper you get into the taper, things have a way of getting even tenser! Read more

QT: Life Stress Can (and Will) Impact Your Running


Life stress.

We all have it, and all of us deal with the stress of life in different ways.

For many of us runners, the most effective way to handle life stress is to lace up our shoes and head out for some run-therapy.

In many cases, that may prove effective.

There are times that the stress of running actually makes the stress of life worse, and vice versa. Read more

QT: Stay On Track With Your Running During the Holiday Season


The month of December is a bit of a crazy time of year, yes?

Between now and the end of the year, things just tend to be a bit crazy.

Holiday parties. Christmas pageants for the kids. End of the year “things”. Family demands. Travel.

Add it all up, the routine is a hot mess from now until somewhere around 4-5 January when the New Year is here and we settle back in to our nomal busy lives.

All of this disruption can wreak havoc on your running over the next 5 weeks.

But it doesn’t have to. Read more