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QT: Pace Strategy for the Start of Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 325 released in October of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


Starting too fast during a race is something that can happen to even the most seasoned runner if he or she is not careful.

Shoot, it happens to me even when I’m trying to be careful more often than I’d like to admit.

Surely I’m not the only one guilty of starting a race too fast and then blowing up before the finish, am I?

Starting Too Fast Equals Boom Read more

QT: Do Sports Drinks Provide Enough Race Day Fuel? (Best Of-ish)


Most sports drinks marketed to runners claim to provide all of your calorie needs on race day.

But do they?

Hmm

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Brittany What?

QT: Your Longest Run Isn’t the End All/Be All When Training for a Race


“How long should my longest long run be before my race?”

This is a question that I see quite a bit on social media, and at least occasionally from the runners that I coach.

Can I be honest for a minute?

Of Course

I hate this question. Read more

My Take: The 2019 Cannonball Marathon


Last weekend, at least as this post/episode was released, I hit the road and headed north to Greensboro, NC, for the Cannonball Marathon.

As a reminder, I’m not one for writing a detailed race recap of my performance on race day. So if that’s what you’re looking for…

Sorry

Yeah, I’m not really that sorry.

What I am up for doing is sharing my perspective on the Cannonball Marathon, while it’s still fresh in my mind, as someone that has run the race.

What things does this race get right? Where could they improve?

So that’s what I’m doing today.

I’m giving the basics below, but the podcast will have much more detail (ie I’ll probably be rambling like a mofo). So if you want the full scoop, make sure you press play above!

(And if you’re not already subscribed to the show on your phone, get on it eh?) Read more

QT: How to Handle a Poor Race Day Performance


I got an email from a podcast listener the other day with a question that she thought might be good for the next Q&A episode of the show.

This particular question, and what will inevitably turn into my long and drawn out answer, is much better suited for a QT episode.

Why?

Because it’s a common issue that I don’t think gets talked about as often, or as openly, as it should.

So let’s talk about, eh? Read more