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QT: The Benefit of Regularly Looking for Trouble

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If you look hard enough for trouble, you’re bound to find it.

There are no shortage of quotes that say something to that effect.

And while finding yourself in trouble is seldom the ideal scenario, one could make the argument that in some instances you would be better off looking for trouble proactively than waiting for it to find you.

Especially for us runners. Read more

Carrie Truebenbach Has a Long View When Working With Athletes

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My guest today is a physical therapist and a running coach whom I recently connected with.

She will cover her coaching philosophy and how she empowers her athletes to make the best decisions for themselves.

I look forward to going a few easy miles with Carrie Truebenbach today!

Carrie Truebenbach

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QT: It’s a Good Idea to Start Your Runs Strategically


How you start a run matters.

We’ve talked before about starting a race strategically, specifically in hopes of avoiding a mid-race blow-up that torpedos your race goals.

But how much do you think about how you start your regular runs?

If I’m honest? It’s not something I think about very often at all… Read more

Listener Q&A: April 2024

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Don’t look now, but another month is about to go the way of the dodo!

Post Race Blues

Hopefully April has been a good month for you.

Before we get cracking into May, let’s do some Q&A! Read more

It Was a Bad Race, Not a Disaster

QT: Moving On After Having a Bad Run (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 283 released in July of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

When is the last time you had a bad run?

No matter what you do to try and eliminate bad runs from your training, you’re going to deal with a clunker every now and then.

Fact

Sorry to rain on your parade, but facts are facts.

You can’t prevent the occasional bad run from showing up during your training. But you can make sure that when you do have a dud it is nothing more than an isolated incident.

I mean, the last thing you want to do is have one bad run linger in your psyche and infect your next run. And the one after that. And the one after that… Read more