Starting Too Fast Equals Boom

QT: Reduce the Risk of a Race Day Blow Up (Best Of-ish)

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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 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 suffering a race day blow up before the finish, am I?

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QT: Is Running While Sick-ish Something To Always Avoid?

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If you’ve been running for long enough, you’ve probably been here before.

Not really sick. Definitely not completely well.

So the question becomes, do I run or not?

My answer? Well…

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QT: Identifying Overtraining Syndrome in Runners

Overtraining syndrome is, in my opinion, one of those things that lurks in the shadows of the running community.

It doesn’t get talked about as much as it possibly should, and I’d wager it’s far more common than many of us realize.

Myself included. Read more

QT: Overcome Insanity by Working Smarter Instead of Harder

I think most of us have heard the saying that the definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing while expecting to see different results.

When something is working, obviously you want to stick with it.

As I’ve talked about before, in running consistency really is key.

But when what you’re doing isn’t bringing you the results you are seeking?

More often than not, more of the same isn’t the answer.

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QT: Don’t Forget to Take Care of Both Sides of Your Body

What do you do when you have a little issue somewhere in your body?

Maybe you feel a tight plantar fascia in one foot.

Or you have a knee that doesn’t quite seem right during or after a run.

Or you feel a little pain in your shin or your Achilles or your hamstring.

The location of the issue, for today’s quick tip, is irrelevant.

From time to time, most of us as runners will develop a bit of a niggle somewhere in our body that needs to be addressed.

And that is where we can get ourselves in trouble… Read more