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QT There is No Good Reason to Stop Your Watch Mid-Run (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 430 released in June of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

When you’re on a training run, do you stop your watch when you get a drink, use the bathroom, or stop running for any number of other reasons?

If you do, I have one question for you:

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Herd Mentality

QT: Pace Strategy for the Start of Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 325 released in October of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


Starting too fast during a race is something that can happen to even the most seasoned runner if he or she is not careful.

Shoot, it happens to me even when I’m trying to be careful more often than I’d like to admit.

Surely I’m not the only one guilty of starting a race too fast and then blowing up before the finish, am I?

Starting Too Fast Equals Boom Read more

Huh?

QT: Planning Workouts During Races is a Key to Doing All the Races (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 451 released in August of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

In last week’s quick tip, I talked about the possibility of running too many races.

Some runners are all in on one side of this debate or the other, but there is another option that is available.

What if you do some of your workouts during races?

Huh?

Don’t worry, I’ll explain. Read more

QT: Running While Dealing with Seasonal Allergies (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 244 released in October of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Growing up, I really didn’t suffer from seasonal allergies at all.

But once I moved to Florida for college, I discovered just how miserable seasonal allergies can be.

The Effect of Seasonal Allergies

I don’t know what it is that I’m allergic to, but something down here gets me good in the spring and in the fall.

Or at least, something USED to get me… Read more

QT: Maintaining Flexibility in Your Running is Often a Necessity (Best Of-ish)

Usually, the post for the “Best Of-ish” Episodes is simply copied/pasted from the original post and I embed the new audio file here. When I first broached this topic back in October of 2015, my post writing wasn’t as “developed” as it is now. So this is the old post with a few new bits added in as well…


I’ve talked a lot about the need for runners to work on improving their flexibility.

As a whole, we are incredibly inflexible.

Bad Running Habits: The Pre-Run Static Stretch

But as it turns out, our inflexibility often relates to more than just our hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors. Read more