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QT: Running on Vacation When You’re Not Runcationing (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 289 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.

Today I’m boarding an airplane with junior and flying to Michigan to see some family and attempt to escape the endless annual heatwave in Florida known as May thru October.

Peace Out Y'all

Peace Out Y’all

One of the things I’m looking forward to most, especially if I can get a break from the weather, is getting in a few runs in my old stomping grounds.

I really am looking forward to logging some miles in Manistee over the next 8 days, but running on vacation poses some unique challenges that have to be dealt with. Read more

QT: Reflecting on a Long-Term Commitment to Heart-Rate Training

A couple of weeks ago, I had someone ask me on social media if I had done any episodes I had done about my experience with heart rate training.

I knew I had done a couple, but also knew it had been a minute since I’d done one.

Turns out, it had been a few minutes…

I know I’ve talked about MAF/heart rate training several times in the last couple of years, but it’s been two and half years since I’ve done a focused episode on my experience with my commitment to heart-rate training.

Seems like we are overdue then, eh? Read more

QT There is No Good Reason to Stop Your Watch Mid-Run (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 430 released in June of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

When you’re on a training run, do you stop your watch when you get a drink, use the bathroom, or stop running for any number of other reasons?

If you do, I have one question for you:

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QT: Head for the Hills with a Variety of Hill Workouts

When you think about doing hill workouts, what image comes to mind?

If you’re like a lot of runners, hill repeats are the end all be all.

Now, I’m not saying hill repeats are bad.

They’re not.

But what I am saying is that if the only hill workout you find yourself doing is a sprint up and recovery back down, you’re missing out. Read more

QT: A Look at Salt and Why More Might Be Better

How much do you know about the role that salt plays in your running?

The fact of the matter is that salt is vital for us not just as runners but also as humans.

So today I want to talk a bit more about salt, why it’s important, and maybe debunk a few misconceptions that you might have when it comes to salt consumption, specifically for us as runners. Read more