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QT: Don’t Stress About Running Over the Holidays (Best Of-ish)

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The last six months of the year can a bit crazy, yes?

Between now and the end of the year, things just tend to be a bit crazy.

Holiday parties. Christmas pageants for the kids. End of the year “things”. Family demands. Travel.

Add it all up, the routine is a hot mess from now until somewhere around 4-5 January when the New Year is here and we settle back into our normal busy lives.

All of this disruption can wreak havoc on the training plans of anyone running over the holidays.

But it doesn’t have to. Read more

QT: Developing Consistency in Your Training isn’t Easy

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I’ve talked a few times over the years about the value of consistent training for us as runners.

If you have a pretty regular training routine that works for you, then by all means keep on keeping on.

But if you’re struggling to get into a groove, to find a level of consistency that works for you, hopefully today’s post/episode will help. Read more

QT: Stop Trying to Train Like an Elite Runner If You’re Not an Elite

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Would you consider yourself an elite runner?

If so? Carry on.

Now then, if you’re reading this I assume you and I are in the same category: non-elite.

I don’t say that disparagingly, I promise.

I’m just trying to make sure we are on the same page, to begin with, because I might be ruffling a few feathers before long. Read more

QT: The Benefits of Running in the Summer Heat (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 126 released in June of 2015 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Don’t look now, but fall race season is coming quickly and many of the runners that I follow on social media are already getting started with their training.

But too many of them are doing so on their treadmills, and in doing so, are missing out on some of the physiological benefits of running in the summer heat.

Running in the Summer Heat

Yes, you heard correctly, there are benefits to running in the summer heat. Read more

QT: 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Training for Your Next Race

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In case you weren’t aware, fall race season isn’t too far away.

As a matter of fact, it is true.

Don’t believe me? Might want to double-check your calendar.

If you’ve got a goal race planned for this fall, here are a few things to keep in mind as race day gets closer. Read more