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QT: 7 Ways a Running Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 376 released in February of 2017 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

On the surface, opting to work with a running coach (and actually paying money for it) may not make a lot of sense.

I mean, we’ve been running since we were kids, right? 

Contrary to what some non-runners (and runners?) may think, as a running coach my job isn’t to teach you to repeatedly put one foot in front of the other.

I’m pretty sure most runners have that part figured out.

So What Does a Running Coach Do?

What Do You Do

A lot of things. Read more

Laura Range Is Always Working To Make Trail Running Inclusive For All


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Today’s guest can usually be found on the trails where she is either running or directing races.

She’s the race director for the Arrowhead Endurance Run and Co-RD for the Shawnee Hills 100 and the Red Cedar Trail Half.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Laura Range today and seeing where our conversation takes us.

Laura Range

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QT: Weight Loss Goals for Runners Aren’t as Straightforward as You Might Think

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When I start working with a new athlete, they fill out a form answering various questions that help me as their new coach.

Current running routine. Upcoming races. Long-term running goals.

I also ask if they have other goals that aren’t running focused, and at least occasionally, someone will respond that weight loss is another goal that they have.

Today I’m going to attempt to talk about running and weight loss, without somehow upsetting every person that reads the post or listens to the episode. Read more

Betsy Magato Is Helping To Change The Way Runners Worldwide Connect


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Today’s guest is a lady that I got to talk to recently, and before we finished our chat I knew I wanted to continue the conversation on the podcast.

She’s a mom of 3, a multi-time Boston qualifier, and a fellow running coach.

I am looking forward to going on an easy run with Betsy Magato today!

Betsy Magato

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QT: What is the Best Time of Year to Schedule a Goal Race?

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Many runners tend to schedule a goal race for spring or fall for one obvious reason: the weather.

Duh

While good weather is never guaranteed, it only makes sense to schedule your big races at a time when the odds of favorable conditions are at least slightly in your favor.

But could chasing ideal race day conditions actually impact the quality of your training cycle?

Perhaps… Read more