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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

QT: It’s a Good Idea to Start Your Runs Strategically


How you start a run matters.

We’ve talked before about starting a race strategically, specifically in hopes of avoiding a mid-race blow-up that torpedos your race goals.

But how much do you think about how you start your regular runs?

If I’m honest? It’s not something I think about very often at all… Read more

It Was a Bad Race, Not a Disaster

QT: Moving On After Having a Bad Run (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 283 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.

When is the last time you had a bad run?

No matter what you do to try and eliminate bad runs from your training, you’re going to deal with a clunker every now and then.

Fact

Sorry to rain on your parade, but facts are facts.

You can’t prevent the occasional bad run from showing up during your training. But you can make sure that when you do have a dud it is nothing more than an isolated incident.

I mean, the last thing you want to do is have one bad run linger in your psyche and infect your next run. And the one after that. And the one after that… Read more