Sam Gibbons Is Embracing It All in Endurance Sports

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Today’s guest was on the show recently, but we had so much to chat about that we decided to schedule round two.

He has been quite busy since our last conversation, between running another marathon and training for his next big goal.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Sam Gibbons!

Sam Gibbons (Left)

 

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QT: Keep Your Summer Easy Runs Easy (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 286 released in July of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

I’m of the belief that heart rate training is the best way to make sure that your easy runs stay easy and that your hard runs are truly hard.

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If you remember back to my conversation with Matt Fitzgerald where we talked about 80/20 Running, we talked in depth about the importance of making sure that our easy runs are truly easy and our hard runs are truly hard. We also talked about how difficult it can be to determine our effort level in an objective manner, and that is where monitoring your heart rate comes into play.

To be clear, monitoring your heart rate doesn’t always paint a perfect picture regarding the amount of effort you are exerting, but it is typically a more objective measure than pace or perceived exertion. Read more

QT: Your Running Watch is Not All Knowing, I Promise

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If you’re like a lot of runners, you have embraced your running watch.

Lord knows I have.

If you’re old school and run with nothing but a simple Timex? Or no watch at all?

Well played.

And also, you might as well stop reading because the rest of this post doesn’t really apply to you. Read more

QT: Some Rules are Meant to Be Broken, Especially the Dumb Ones

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How do you feel about rules?

Strict rule follower? Rules are meant to be broken?

Somewhere in the middle?

I’m not opposed to following the rules, provided said rules actually make sense.

I’m also not opposed to breaking the rules, especially when said rule is pointless. Read more

It's True

Listener Q&A: May 2024

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May is rapidly wrapping up, which means one thing to students and teachers everywhere:

Whether summer break is already underway in your part of the world or there’s still another week or two of school left, the end of May has a different meaning around these parts: Q&A!

Let’s do this. Read more