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QT: Use Strategic Thinking to Plan Your Summer Training

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Do you have a big goal race on your schedule for this fall?

Chicago? New York? Marine Corps? Wine and Dine?

Fall can be a great time of year for race weather, but that means that training kicks off in the heat of the summer.

Why not start now? Read more

First Time Marathoner

QT: Some Tips for Running Your First Marathon (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 166 released in October of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Fall marathon season is in full swing, and if you’ve been logging miles since July/August training for your fall race, the payoff is almost here!

Veteran marathoners know what to expect when it’s time to toe the line.

But if you’re running your first marathon, the experience can feel like a complete and utter whirlwind.

First Time Marathoner

But it doesn’t have to.

There are several things that I wish I would have known going into my first full or half marathon now that I’m able to look back on the experience.

If you’re gearing up for your first big race in the next few weeks, hopefully these tips will prove helpful. Read more

That Sucks

QT: Making the Most of a Hot Race Day

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For many runners, race day is a special day.

As such, few things are more frustrating and/or demoralizing than ridiculously hot weather on race day.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

Many goals, especially time-based goals, go right out the window when it’s a hot race day.

But that doesn’t have to mean all is lost for the day.

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What It Takes to Be a Great Half/Full Marathon Spectator (w/ video)

Gearing up for my inaugural appearance as a marathon spectator, I spent a good chunk of time coming up with a game plan for seeing my wife as many times as possible out on the course.

Needless to say, there were a few things that I wish I had thought of, but being a new marathon spectator, I simply didn’t know any better.

But now I do.

If you’re gearing up to support the runner in your life in a half or full marathon soon, enjoy my tips for being the best cheerleader/marathon spectator possible!

Can You Think of Anything I Missed? What Other Tips Should You Share With Friends/Family That are Getting Ready to Watch a Race?

What's Wrong with Relaxing After a Big Race?

Great Race, But Now What?

Now what?

How many of you have said that after you finish a race that you’ve been training for over the course of several weeks or months?

I know that I have.

What's Wrong with Relaxing After a Big Race?

During the course of the conversation I had with Martin Parnell recently on the podcast, we talked about the deflating feeling that you may get when you accomplish something that you’ve been working on for a long time. In my experience, and he echoed it as well, there is a moment of relief/satisfaction at accomplishing the goal but that is almost immediately followed by a feeling of anxiety about what will come next. Read more