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QT: Developing Consistency in Your Training isn’t Easy

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I’ve talked a few times over the years about the value of consistent training for us as runners.

If you have a pretty regular training routine that works for you, then by all means keep on keeping on.

But if you’re struggling to get into a groove, to find a level of consistency that works for you, hopefully today’s post/episode will help. Read more

QT: Staying on Track with Your Training During the Holidays (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 652 released in November of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


It’s that time of the year, y’all.

Whatever holidays you do or don’t celebrate, things tend to get a bit crazy between now and about the 5th of January.

Holiday parties at work. Family. Travel. All the treats. All the drinks.

Point blank, staying on track with your training during the holidays is a bit of a challenge, to put it mildly.

That said, if you’re a bit strategic, you can come out the other end no worse for the wear.

And if you really play your cards right, you can continue to make progress toward your goals at a time when a lot of people take their foot off the gas.

I’m glad you asked! Read more

QT: How to Stay Consistent When the Race Calendar is Empty


In my view, there are few things more valuable for us as runners than to stay consistent with our training.

Sure, other things matter in helping you make progress toward your goals.

But if you’re not regularly getting your miles in it’s hard to realize the growth you are looking for.

One way that many runners are motivated to stay consistent is by always having a race or few on their calendar.

But what happens when the race calendar is more barren than usual? Say, during a global pandemic? Read more

QT: The Value of Consistency in Your Running Routine (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in November of 2017. The following post/show notes are basically copy/pasted from the orignal post, but the audio is a new take on the subject.


Every Monday morning, I sit down at the computer and update the training plans for each of the athletes that I coach.

For whatever reason, this week it really struck how repetitive most of the plans end up being.

While I pride myself on creating unique plans for each client, once a client finds the routine that works for him or her things start to look pretty much the same week in and week out.

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QT: All Roads Lead to Rome (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode was originally published in May of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.


All roads lead to Rome.   ~Medieval Proverb

In the middle ages, Rome was kind of an important place.

So important that, as the saying goes, any road will take you there. You simply have to travel on it long enough.

There’s a lesson in there for us as runners…

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