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

Guilty as Charged

QT: When Dealing With a Niggle, Be Sure to Address Both Sides (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 655 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.

What do you do when you have a little issue somewhere in your body?

Maybe you feel a tight plantar fascia in one foot.

Or you have a knee that doesn’t quite seem right during or after a run.

Or you feel a little pain in your shin or your Achilles or your hamstring.

The location of the issue, for today’s quick tip, is irrelevant.

From time to time, most of us as runners will develop a bit of a niggle somewhere in our body that needs to be addressed.

And that is where we can get ourselves in trouble… Read more

QT: Use Strategic Thinking to Plan Your Summer Training

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Do you have a big goal race on your schedule for this fall?

Chicago? New York? Marine Corps? Wine and Dine?

Fall can be a great time of year for race weather, but that means that training kicks off in the heat of the summer.

Why not start now? Read more

QT: The Benefit of Regularly Looking for Trouble

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If you look hard enough for trouble, you’re bound to find it.

There are no shortage of quotes that say something to that effect.

And while finding yourself in trouble is seldom the ideal scenario, one could make the argument that in some instances you would be better off looking for trouble proactively than waiting for it to find you.

Especially for us runners. Read more