QT: The Benefits of Running in the Summer Heat (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 126 released in June of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Don’t look now, but fall race season is coming quickly and many of the runners that I follow on social media are already getting started with their training.

But too many of them are doing so on their treadmills, and in doing so, are missing out on some of the physiological benefits of running in the summer heat.

Running in the Summer Heat

Yes, you heard correctly, there are benefits to running in the summer heat. Read more

QT: Head for the Hills with a Variety of Hill Workouts

When you think about doing hill workouts, what image comes to mind?

If you’re like a lot of runners, hill repeats are the end all be all.

Now, I’m not saying hill repeats are bad.

They’re not.

But what I am saying is that if the only hill workout you find yourself doing is a sprint up and recovery back down, you’re missing out. Read more

QT: The Benefits of Adding Yoga to Your Regular Routine

If you’ve been paying attention over the years, you’ve heard me talk about yoga at least once or twice.

One thing I’ve not done is really dive deep into why yoga can be so beneficial.

A listener recently reached out to me and asked if I could do an episode to go a little more in depth about the benefits of yoga for runners.

Sounded like a great idea to me, so let’s make it happen! Read more

Amy Feit

Amy Feit Trusts Her Coach to Help Her Exceed Her Current Limits

On this episode of the show I’m chatting with Amy Feit, who has knocked more than an hour off of her marathon time in the past eight years.

Amy Feit

Amy Feit

Clearly, that’s pretty impressive.she’s also done it while working a full-time job and managing to keep her family first at all times.

But even more impressive is that she’s done all of the training while working full-time and keeping her family first.

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James McKirdy has had Great Coaches in His Past, and Now He is One Himself

Today I’m going a few easy miles with fellow running coach James McKirdy.

James McKirdy

James McKirdy

James has been active for most of his life, and in high school was a part of several successful high school cross country and track teams.

His cross country coach, in particular, was a great mentor for James and his interaction with his coach shaped how James works with the athletes that he coaches to this day. Read more