QT: Don’t Run When You Don’t Want to Run

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On occasion, every runner I know has a day or few where they don’t want to run.

Sometimes, for any number of reasons, we just don’t want to run.

That doesn’t make you less of a runner in any way, shape, or form.

It just means that you are human. Read more

Don't Be a Dick on Race Day

QT: A Handful of Things to Remember on Race Day (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 298 released in August of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Race day is right around the corner for me, and for the past few days I’m been trying to make sure that I have all of my ducks in a row, if you will.

I don’t know about you, but it seems like I always forget something on race day.

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day...

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day…

Thankfully, it’s seldom something substantial.

But that doesn’t mean that it’s any less frustrating.

Race day is stressful enough on its own, without you making it any worse by forgetting something. Read more

QT: Moving Forward After Finishing a Goal Race Can Be Tricky

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For many runners, fall means one thing: goal race!

After training through the heat of the summer, fall (hopefully) brings the cooler temperatures that are conducive to getting out there and throwing down!

With a big goal race on the horizon, running is pretty straightforward.

Get your miles in. Take care of yourself physically. Get your mind right. Prepare for the big day.

But what happens after you cross the finish line? Read more

QT: Is Suffering Through a Run in Bad Weather Really Necessary?

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We all know that we can’t control the weather.

Duh

As a general rule, planned races happen no matter what the weather conditions are.

While we would all prefer ideal weather conditions on race day, that’s simply not realistic.

So how do you make sure you’re ready to go on race day, no matter what the weather gods throw your way?

Turns out, that’s something of a layered question… Read more

Running in Costume

QT: Considerations When Running in a Costume (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 178 released in October of 2015 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

With Halloween being right around the corner, it only seemed fitting to offer my take on the idea of racing or running in a costume.

Honestly, I don’t know how anyone does it.

You say it’s fun, I’ll take your word for it.

But I’m not buying it for a second.

Am I Really This Old and Curmudgeoned?

Am I Really This Old and Curmudgeon? Yes.

That said, I’m sure there will be many people suiting up soon for some type of Halloween run.

And with the Wine and Dine Half Marathon being right around the corner, Lord knows Disney runners are putting the finishing touches on their costumes as well. Read more