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Quick Tip: Miscellaneous Travel Tips for Your Next Destination Race


Today we are going to string together a few different quick travel tips into this one quick tip episode.

Indeed.

Tom Leddy and Carol Valls are the co-writers of the book The Ultimate Travel Guide for Runners, and they are back for one final quick tip episode to fill in some of the gaps that we glossed over during out chats in the last few weeks.

If you have a destination race on your horizon, you definitely want to check out their book full of travel tips and tricks that will help you save some money and improve your traveling/racing experience. Read more

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day...

QT: Race Day Reminders (That I’ve Learned the Hard Way)


Race day is right around the corner for me, and for the past few days I’m been trying to make sure that I have all of my ducks in a row, if you will.

I don’t know about you, but it seems like I always forget something on race day.

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day...

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day…

Thankfully, it’s seldom something substantial but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less frustrating. Race day is stressful enough on its own, without you making it any worse by forgetting something.

5 Things to Remember on Race Day

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Tom Leddy

Tom Leddy Started Running to Impress His Boss–Seriously!


Tom Leddy is someone that I can learn quite a bit from in my pursuit of some of my bigger running (and non-running) goals.

Tom Leddy

Tom Leddy

Tom got into running in one of the most unique ways I’ve ever heard: to impress his boss!

Tom’s boss was a runner, and he was invited to join the boss for a few miles at lunchtime. Tom accepted, and it didn’t take long for him to feel worn out. But he stuck with it, and soon he was hooked.

Racing and Traveling

Tom has some big goals in terms of running and racing, including running a half in all 50 states and running a marathon on each continent. Read more

Shyeah Right

Quick Tip: Dealing with The Aftermath of a Bad Run


When is the last time you had a bad run?

No matter what you do to try and eliminate bad runs from your training, you’re going to deal with a clunker every now and then.

Fact

Sorry to rain on your parade, but facts are facts.

You can’t prevent the occasional bad run from showing up during your training. But you can make sure that when you do have a dud it is nothing more than an isolated incident.

I mean, the last thing you want to do is have one bad run linger in your psyche and infect your next run. And the one after that. And the one after that… Read more

Running in the Summer Heat? Totally Worth It!

Quick Tip: Run Intelligently in the Summer Heat


Running in the summer heat and humidity is one of those things that you’re not sure whether to love or hate.

On one hand, there are physiological benefits to pushing yourself during the hottest months of the year.

On the other hand, it kind of sucks.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

The Summer Heat is Intense!

But, depending on what your fall racing plans look like, logging some serious miles in the summer heat may not be optional if you want to be ready for your race.

A Few Things to Remember About Running in the Summer:

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