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QT: Don’t Stress About Running Over the Holidays (Best Of-ish)

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The last six months of the year can a bit crazy, yes?

Between now and the end of the year, things just tend to be a bit crazy.

Holiday parties. Christmas pageants for the kids. End of the year “things”. Family demands. Travel.

Add it all up, the routine is a hot mess from now until somewhere around 4-5 January when the New Year is here and we settle back into our normal busy lives.

All of this disruption can wreak havoc on the training plans of anyone running over the holidays.

But it doesn’t have to. Read more

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QT: A Handful of Things to Remember on Race Day (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 298 released in August of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Race day is right around the corner for me, and for the past few days I’m been trying to make sure that I have all of my ducks in a row, if you will.

I don’t know about you, but it seems like I always forget something on race day.

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day...

I Hate it When That Happens on Race Day…

Thankfully, it’s seldom something substantial.

But that doesn’t mean that it’s any less frustrating.

Race day is stressful enough on its own, without you making it any worse by forgetting something. Read more

Running in Costume

QT: Considerations When Running in a Costume (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 178 released in October of 2015 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

With Halloween being right around the corner, it only seemed fitting to offer my take on the idea of racing or running in a costume.

Honestly, I don’t know how anyone does it.

You say it’s fun, I’ll take your word for it.

But I’m not buying it for a second.

Am I Really This Old and Curmudgeoned?

Am I Really This Old and Curmudgeon? Yes.

That said, I’m sure there will be many people suiting up soon for some type of Halloween run.

And with the Wine and Dine Half Marathon being right around the corner, Lord knows Disney runners are putting the finishing touches on their costumes as well. Read more

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