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QT: Don’t Become Too Dependent on Your Running Tech (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 553 released in May of 2018 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Let’s be real for a minute: most of us REALLY like our running tech.

Cell phones. Computers. Tablets. Fitbits. Garmins. Heart rate monitors.

Technology, in my view, is awesome.

I mean, shoot, without technology I’d probably have to get a real job! Read more

QT: Becoming a Morning Runner is Possible if Needs Must (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 208 released in January of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

We are all busy.

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There’s no question about that. But if we are trying to maintain consistency in our training, which really is the key to improving and reaching our running goals, we have to regularly be able to find time to run amid the craziness of life.

For me, the biggest key to my consistency in training has been becoming an early morning runner.

It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do, but it was the best option for me.

Because let’s be honest, if you wait to run until after work, there is a whole host of things that can screw your run up (family, work, traffic, etc.).

But if you get up at 4:30, take the dogs out real quick, and meet your running group at 5:15, you rarely run into a problem.

Funny how “life” isn’t even awake enough to screw up your run if you go early… Read more

Move On

QT: Life Happens to All of Us, So Adjust and Move On (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 403 released in April of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Sometimes life happens.

And when it does, we have to readjust our regular routines and our priorities, and that may mean missing a few runs along the way.

Is it ideal? No.

But it’s life.

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Life Happened to Me This Week

This week has been a pretty darn good week, except for the fact that I didn’t run or do yoga or do pilates or do anything even remotely physical for two straight days. Read more

The Summer Heat is Intense!

QT: Running Intelligently in the Summer Heat (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 268 released in June of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Running in the summer heat and humidity is one of those things that you’re not sure whether to love or hate.

On one hand, there are physiological benefits to pushing yourself during the hottest months of the year.

On the other hand, it kind of sucks.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

Depending on what your fall racing plans look like, logging some serious miles in the summer heat may not be optional if you want to be ready for your race. Read more

Need a Running Coach?

QT: 7 Ways a Running Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 376 released in February of 2017 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

On the surface, opting to work with a running coach (and actually paying money for it) may not make a lot of sense.

I mean, we’ve been running since we were kids, right? 

Contrary to what some non-runners (and runners?) may think, as a running coach my job isn’t to teach you to repeatedly put one foot in front of the other.

I’m pretty sure most runners have that part figured out.

So What Does a Running Coach Do?

What Do You Do

A lot of things. Read more