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QT: Using Strava Segments to Mix Up Your Speed Workouts

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Speed workouts are something that many runners spend too much time over-analyzing.

At least in my (expert) opinion.

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Whether it’s an interval/repeat workout, a tempo run, hill repeats, or whatever other form of running torture floats your boat, they all move the needle for your fitness.

More or less. Read more

QT: Getting Older and Racing Hard are Not Mutually Exclusive

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I don’t usually find myself ruminating on the questions that are posed in the monthly Q&A episodes.

Especially the questions about elite runners that Lewis tends to ask.

I’m convinced my man keeps asking these questions to try and get a reaction out of me, and I do my best every month to grind his gears by moving on quickly.

But I found myself going back to one of his questions from last month, and the more I thought about it the more convinced I became that I left a lot of meat on the bone.

Sounds like a problem we can solve, so let’s dig in. Read more

QT: Valid Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire a Running Coach (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 523 released in January of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

There are no shortage of articles and blog posts out there talking about all of the benefits of working with a running coach.

This is not one of those articles.

You know what there is a shortage of? Articles talking about why you shouldn’t hire a running coach.

Don’t believe me? I just googled the phrase “you should not hire a running coach” (click here for search results) and the number one search result was an article about why you need a running coach from Runner’s World.

My thought’s exactly.

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QT: Overall Trends are Fine, but Remember that N=1

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I hadn’t planned on doing some sort of scientific research series, but here we are.

After listening to the last couple of episodes, it just didn’t feel quite like I got the point across that I ultimately wanted to.

And maybe that says something about the complexity of taking scientific research and applying it to your specific situation.

With a little luck, maybe I’ll make my point clear today.

Third time is a charm, right? Read more

QT: Questionable Causation Doesn’t Disprove Correlation

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We all know that correlation doesn’t prove causation, right?

Recently, I started thinking about this saying but in reverse.

Does a lack of direct causation disprove any and all correlation?

I don’t think so. Read more