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QT: Stop Trying to Train Like an Elite Runner If You’re Not an Elite

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Would you consider yourself an elite runner?

If so? Carry on.

Now then, if you’re reading this I assume you and I are in the same category: non-elite.

I don’t say that disparagingly, I promise.

I’m just trying to make sure we are on the same page, to begin with, because I might be ruffling a few feathers before long. Read more

QT: The Benefits of Running in the Summer Heat (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 126 released in June of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Don’t look now, but fall race season is coming quickly and many of the runners that I follow on social media are already getting started with their training.

But too many of them are doing so on their treadmills, and in doing so, are missing out on some of the physiological benefits of running in the summer heat.

Running in the Summer Heat

Yes, you heard correctly, there are benefits to running in the summer heat. Read more

QT: 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Training for Your Next Race

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In case you weren’t aware, fall race season isn’t too far away.

As a matter of fact, it is true.

Don’t believe me? Might want to double-check your calendar.

If you’ve got a goal race planned for this fall, here are a few things to keep in mind as race day gets closer. Read more

QT: Weight Loss Goals for Runners Aren’t as Straightforward as You Might Think

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When I start working with a new athlete, they fill out a form answering various questions that help me as their new coach.

Current running routine. Upcoming races. Long-term running goals.

I also ask if they have other goals that aren’t running focused, and at least occasionally, someone will respond that weight loss is another goal that they have.

Today I’m going to attempt to talk about running and weight loss, without somehow upsetting every person that reads the post or listens to the episode. Read more

QT: Be Patient If (When?) You Fall Off Your Pace


Whether you’re a math person or not, you can’t deny that numbers are a big part of our sport.

Distances. Paces. Splits.

And when it comes to goals, they are often number-focused as well.

PRs. Mileage targets. A number of races. Read more