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QT: Valid Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire a Running Coach (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 523 released in January of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

There are no shortage of articles and blog posts out there talking about all of the benefits of working with a running coach.

This is not one of those articles.

You know what there is a shortage of? Articles talking about why you shouldn’t hire a running coach.

Don’t believe me? I just googled the phrase “you should not hire a running coach” (click here for search results) and the number one search result was an article about why you need a running coach from Runner’s World.

My thought’s exactly.

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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

QT: Is It a Bad Idea to Set an Annual Mileage Goal? (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 505 released in December of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic that is actually quite different than my original thoughts on annual mileage goals.

I have a feeling that today’s quick tip might be a bit controversial.

Please note that it’s not my intention to cause your panties to become all bunched up, but if it happens it happens.

Let’s get after it, shall we? Read more

QT: All We are Saying, is Give Change a Chance (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 607 released in August of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

I was listening to the Jordan Harbinger Show the other day, and something that was mentioned on the show really stuck with me.

The discussion had nothing to do with running, but Jordan and his guest were talking about how quick people are to try something once and then give up because it was too hard or didn’t go the way they had planned.

They gave a metaphor of having an old cabin out in the woods that you only visit once a year. And every year when you get to the cabin, you have to turn the water on and let it run for a few minutes to flush out the pipes before the water will once again be clean and safe to use for drinking, cooking, and whatever.

And as I listened to the discussion, I kept coming back to the idea of letting the water run.

If you don’t give change a chance, your situation may never get better. Or easier. Or provide you the benefit you were seeking in the first place. Read more

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QT: Some Tips for Running Your First Marathon (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 166 released in October of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Fall marathon season is in full swing, and if you’ve been logging miles since July/August training for your fall race, the payoff is almost here!

Veteran marathoners know what to expect when it’s time to toe the line.

But if you’re running your first marathon, the experience can feel like a complete and utter whirlwind.

First Time Marathoner

But it doesn’t have to.

There are several things that I wish I would have known going into my first full or half marathon now that I’m able to look back on the experience.

If you’re gearing up for your first big race in the next few weeks, hopefully these tips will prove helpful. Read more