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QT: Developing Consistency in Your Training isn’t Easy

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I’ve talked a few times over the years about the value of consistent training for us as runners.

If you have a pretty regular training routine that works for you, then by all means keep on keeping on.

But if you’re struggling to get into a groove, to find a level of consistency that works for you, hopefully today’s post/episode will help. Read more

QT: Stop Trying to Train Like an Elite Runner If You’re Not an Elite

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Would you consider yourself an elite runner?

If so? Carry on.

Now then, if you’re reading this I assume you and I are in the same category: non-elite.

I don’t say that disparagingly, I promise.

I’m just trying to make sure we are on the same page, to begin with, because I might be ruffling a few feathers before long. Read more

QT: The Benefits of Running in the Summer Heat (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 126 released in June of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Don’t look now, but fall race season is coming quickly and many of the runners that I follow on social media are already getting started with their training.

But too many of them are doing so on their treadmills, and in doing so, are missing out on some of the physiological benefits of running in the summer heat.

Running in the Summer Heat

Yes, you heard correctly, there are benefits to running in the summer heat. Read more

QT: 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Training for Your Next Race

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In case you weren’t aware, fall race season isn’t too far away.

As a matter of fact, it is true.

Don’t believe me? Might want to double-check your calendar.

If you’ve got a goal race planned for this fall, here are a few things to keep in mind as race day gets closer. Read more

QT: Staying on Track with Your Training During the Holidays (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 652 released in November of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


It’s that time of the year, y’all.

Whatever holidays you do or don’t celebrate, things tend to get a bit crazy between now and about the 5th of January.

Holiday parties at work. Family. Travel. All the treats. All the drinks.

Point blank, staying on track with your training during the holidays is a bit of a challenge, to put it mildly.

That said, if you’re a bit strategic, you can come out the other end no worse for the wear.

And if you really play your cards right, you can continue to make progress toward your goals at a time when a lot of people take their foot off the gas.

I’m glad you asked! Read more