I Love a Good Podcast

Quick Tip: Podcast Recommendations (for Long Runs or Otherwise)

If you’re not subscribed to several podcasts at this point, what are you waiting for?

Seriously, there is so much great content available for FREE that no matter what you are interested in you can find dozens of shows to listen to no matter what you’re interested in.

  • Random hobby? Guarenteed there’s a podcast about whatever random hobby you might have.
  • Favorite TV Show/Book Series/Movie? Yep, there’s a podcast (probably a dozen) out there.
  • Politics junkie? Saddle up for an “interesting” 2016 of podcast listening, no matter your political slant.
  • Looking to leave your job and start your own thing? There are too many business/entrepreneur shows to count!

So seriously, if you’re not listening to a variety other podcasts, you’re missing out.

I Love a Good Podcast

Need a Few Good Podcast Recommendations?

Here are some of my favorite non-running shows:

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Morning Runner

Quick Tip: How to Become an Early Morning Runner

We are all busy.


Aint that the truth…

There’s no question about that. But if we are trying to maintain consistency in our training, which really is the key to improving and reaching our running goals, we have to regularly be able to find time to run amid the craziness of life.

For me, the biggest key to my consistency in training has been becoming an early morning runner.

It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do, but it was the best option for me.

Because let’s be honest, if you wait to run until after work, there is a whole host of things that can screw your run up (family, work, traffic, etc.).

But if you get up at 4:30, take the dogs out real quick, and meet your running group at 5:15, you rarely run into a problem.

Funny how “life” isn’t even awake enough to screw up your run if you go early… Read more

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race? Three Tips to Make Your Trip More Comfortable

When I put together Friday’s quick tip about the issues a runner faces when making a long trip right before the race, I was planning on today’s post being the natural follow up–things to do when you’re traveling after a race, either by car or by plane.

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race?

I’m still going to do that post today, but it’s not nearly as topical as I’d planned.

(If you’re not following me on Social Media, you may have missed the announcement that I wasn’t able to make it out to California to speak and run the Running with the Bears marathon. I’ll share the details of the disappointment later this week.)

So instead of dealing with the post-marathon aches and pains I was expecting to face today, I’m writing this post based on past experience.

Jumping in a plane less than 8 hours after running 26.2 is something I’ve done before (twice, actually), and I’ve also taken an 8+ hour car ride right after a race.

So if you’re facing a trip shortly after a half/full marathon finish, here are a few things you can do to make your trip home as comfortable as possible.  Read more