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QT: Making It Easier to Survive Your Summer Long Runs

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Running in the summer may be the flatlander’s version of altitude training, but let’s not pretend like these summer miles are easy peasy.

Like we talked about last week, fall races are coming quickly.

As such, summer long runs are something of a necessary evil for many of us.

Beating the heat completely isn’t always an option. But it is possible to not only survive your summer long runs, but to make them a little more comfortable as well. Read more

QT: Use Strategic Thinking to Plan Your Summer Training

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Do you have a big goal race on your schedule for this fall?

Chicago? New York? Marine Corps? Wine and Dine?

Fall can be a great time of year for race weather, but that means that training kicks off in the heat of the summer.

Why not start now? 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

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