Listener Q&A: April 2023

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The jokes don’t get better, so let’s get cracking with this month’s Q&A then, shall we?

You Ask, I Answer!

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At the end of every month, I do an episode dedicated to you and your questions.

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Basically, whatever you ask I try to answer!

Sometimes, the answers aren’t worth a whole lot. But every once in a while I like to think (or at least hope!) that I hit the nail on the head!

When it comes to free advice, there are no guarantees that you won’t get any more than what you paid for it.

That said, I promise to do my best!

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Let’s get into this month’s questions, shall we?

This Month’s Questions

Any explanation for why a person can hate the treadmill but enjoy the spin bike? 

How long can someone stay in peak condition?

What are the rules of your 50 State challenge?

Is there a benefit to drinking pickle juice?

Have you ever considered a “Depends” sponsorship?


What are some good suggestions for preparing for a hilly trail run?

What are your safety tips for being safe while running outdoors?

Is it possible to spend too much time in Zone 1?

Do you have any tips for someone coming back to running post-partum?

What has been your experience of the Galloway method?

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How can I keep my heart rate down, especially on the hills?

Slowing Down Helps Speed Up Recovery

Did you watch the Boston Marathon?


When should I schedule my plyometric training?

That is an Excellent Question

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

The Rock Says It Doesn't Matter

Can I count an upcoming 50k as my 12th marathon?

How can I get faster on my walk intervals?

Why can’t humans just do the things they know they need to do?

I Don't Know

How do you become a morning runner?

Make It Work

Now that you live in GA, planning to run PeachTree?

Any advice for those coming back from a recent setback?

Do you ever eat pancakes after a long run?

Can you explain fat adaption somewhat simply?

Post-run fueling: what do you look for and what do you stay away from?

If you’re stuck on a desert island with one Disney character, who are you hanging with?

What are some reasons runners decide to stop running?

Do you think you’ll always be a running coach?

I Don't Know

Any tips for moving on mentally after a bad race?

What are your thoughts on Goblet of Fire?

I’m more hungry on rest days. Am I the only one?

Any recommendations for treadmill purchases?

Any ways to prevent headaches after runs, especially in the summer?

How are you and the family?

So, have you signed up for the 24 yet?

And that’s that…


And I’m Spent…

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