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Running in the Dark

QT: Go the Extra Mile for Safety When Running in the Dark (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 331 released in November of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably aware that the amount of daylight hours is rapidly eroding as we approach the winter solstice.

If you’re a runner, and I’m assuming you are if you’re reading this, that means there is a very good chance you’ll be running in the dark in the coming weeks and months.

Running in the Dark

For some of us, running in the dark is pretty much business as usual.

I do the majority of my running before the sun comes up year-round, so if you’re new to running or don’t log many pre-dawn/post-dusk miles, here are some things I’d encourage you to keep in mind when you find yourself running in the dark this winter. Read more

Why Am I Here

QT: Every Run Has a Purpose, Whether You Know It or Not (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 439 released in July of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

How often do you stop to consider the purpose of each workout that you do?

Why Am I Here

Every time you head out the door? Every week or two? Never?

Every run on your training plan has a purpose.

So, it would help if you were at least thinking about said purpose on occasion, eh? Read more

Aye, aye Captain!

QT: Running on Vacation When You’re Not Runcationing (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 289 released in July of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


Today I’m boarding an airplane with junior and flying to Michigan to see some family and attempt to escape the endless annual heatwave in Florida known as May thru October.

Peace Out Y'all

Peace Out Y’all

One of the things I’m looking forward to most, especially if I can get a break from the weather, is getting in a few runs in my old stomping grounds.

I really am looking forward to logging some miles in Manistee over the next 8 days, but running on vacation poses some unique challenges that have to be dealt with. Read more

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