Listener Q&A: February 2023

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It’s February, which can only mean one thing…

Hope your Valentine’s Day was a good one.

More importantly, I hope you got a bushel full of Reese’s Hearts.

One thing we love around here is a little Q&A, so let’s get to it!

You Ask, I Answer!

In case you’re new to these parts, here’s what’s going on.

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!

And if nothing else, there are usually at least a few decent memes/GIFs to make it worth your while.

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

This Month’s Questions

Can a Peloton workout like “hills” count as strength training?

Do I need to do my long runs on the roads, and not the trails, with a road marathon on the horizon?

What is your favorite distance to race and why?

Have you found any good places to run in/around Augusta?

What are you looking forward to this year?

How long do you let yourself celebrate a race finish before you move on to your next goal?


Is there a scenario where a 10 or 14 day training “week” would be preferable to the standard 7 days?

Is there a benefit to recovering naturally, as opposed to taking some motrin or something similar?

I’m a low-carb and heart-rate runner and I do all of my runs fasted. At what point am I going to need to add fuel to the mix?

Any tips for carb loading without causing GI issues?

My toes are hurting on long runs. Any ideas why?

My legs are always heavy, even at the beginning of a run. What’s up with that?

What is the most exciting marathon you’ve ever raced?

I’ve heard to “engage your core” while running, but how does one do this?

Any physical markers I should look for to help me figure out when to fuel in marathon training?

Do you have a favorite Japenese food?

I recently ran 10-miles on the treadmill and it wasn’t that bad. Have I gone over to the other side?

Dude is Crazy

How does spending 12+ hours on an airplane affect the body?

If I wanted to go through the DMB catalog, where should I start?

Are Runners Stupid?

Should strength training during the taper follow a similar trajectory as my mileage?

With four 13.1s on the schedule this year, how many can I realistically race hard?

Do you recommend rotating your running shoes?

How many miles do you aim for before retiring your shoes?

How many states have you checked off the list so far?

What activity, other than running, can instantly calm you down?

Hump Day

Did you get the new puppy?

If you could ask Dave one question, what would it be?

If you were hanging out with Dave for a day, what would you do?


If you could run a race with Dave, what would it be and why?


Why do my knees hurt while doing lunges but not while squatting or running?

Great Questions

And that’s that…

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