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QT: Don’t Overlook Other Forms of Progress in Your Running (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 604 released in August of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

One thing that fuels a lot of runners to keep logging their miles is tangible proof that the work you are doing is paying off.

Seeing the mileage totals steadily climb every week/month keeps you going.

A little increase in pace per mile is a nice sign that you’re making progress as well.

When you’re seeing progress just about everywhere you look, you almost can’t wait for your next run.

But what happens when your progress seemingly grinds to a halt?

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QT: Trust the Process and the Results Will Come

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Few tasks in life can’t be broken down into a series of steps.

A leads to B, which then leads to C.

As long as you trust the process, and continue to do the required work, you’ll get to your goal. Read more

QT: To Become a Better Runner, Develop Intensity Discipline

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I think it’s safe to say that most of us want to be better runners in the future than we are today.

At least I do.

There are nearly an infinite number of ways to improve in the sport, and the last two weeks I addressed two of them: running more miles and being consistent year after year.

Today I’m wrapping up this little three-part series by digging into the final common area where many runners could see improvement: intensity discipline. Read more

QT: To Become a Better Runner, Focus on Consistency

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So you want to become a better runner then?

Don’t we all.

One way to move the needle a bit, like we’ve already talked about recently, is to add a few more miles to your regular workload.

Another option that could help you take a big step forward with your running: focus on consistency. Read more

QT: All We are Saying, is Give Change a Chance (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 607 released in August of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

I was listening to the Jordan Harbinger Show the other day, and something that was mentioned on the show really stuck with me.

The discussion had nothing to do with running, but Jordan and his guest were talking about how quick people are to try something once and then give up because it was too hard or didn’t go the way they had planned.

They gave a metaphor of having an old cabin out in the woods that you only visit once a year. And every year when you get to the cabin, you have to turn the water on and let it run for a few minutes to flush out the pipes before the water will once again be clean and safe to use for drinking, cooking, and whatever.

And as I listened to the discussion, I kept coming back to the idea of letting the water run.

If you don’t give change a chance, your situation may never get better. Or easier. Or provide you the benefit you were seeking in the first place. Read more