QT: Running Science Isn’t Always Black and White

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Buckle up, buttercup.

This one could get a little crazy.

I promise I’m not trying to stir up a hornet’s nest just for the sake of causing chaos.

That said, consider yourself warned. Read more

QT: The Good, Bad, and Ugly After 6+ Years of Heart Rate Training (Best Of-ish)

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My oh my!

Has it already been a year over six years that I’ve been doing this whole heart rate training thing?

Time sure flies when you’re running slow!

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Ok, so maybe time doesn’t fly.

But it is hard to believe that it’s been a full six years since I completely overhauled my diet and training philosophy for a year-long experiment.

The results? We will get to those in a moment. Read more

QT: Hard Workouts and Race Paces when Heart Rate Training

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To reap the benefits of heart rate training, you need to commit to doing most of your runs easy.

Obviously

With the key word there being most.

Every once in a while, dropping the hammer and pushing hard is a key piece of the puzzle.

Sometimes that’s a hard workout. Other times, it’s race day.

But determining how hard to go? When you’ve been running easy the majority of your miles?

That’s not always as easy as it might seem. Read more

QT: Digging Into the Basics of Heart Rate Training

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On the surface, the basics of heart rate training are pretty simple.

Keep your heart rate below a certain level, or within a certain zone, during your runs.

Understanding heart rate training, and especially wrapping your head around how running easier/slower most of the time is perhaps the best thing you can do to go faster on race day, is a bit less straightforward.

However you feel about heart rate training, understanding why it’s effective can help you move forward as a runner. Read more

QT: When Mother Nature Gives You Lemons, Make Treadmill Lemonade (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 691 released in February of 2019 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

No matter how much I personally dislike running on the treadmill, I can’t deny that for some folks the treadmill is a necessary evil.

Several of the #DizRunners aren’t exactly fans of the treadmill, but due to the crazy weather this winter there are more than a few that have been logging some miles on the dreadmill.

For real though, my heart breaks for them!

That said, there are some ways you can make treadmill lemonade when you’re stuck running inside. Read more