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QT: Digging Into the Basics of Heart Rate Training

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On the surface, the basics of heart rate training are pretty simple.

Keep your heart rate below a certain level, or within a certain zone, during your runs.

Understanding heart rate training, and especially wrapping your head around how running easier/slower most of the time is perhaps the best thing you can do to go faster on race day, is a bit less straightforward.

However you feel about heart rate training, understanding why it’s effective can help you move forward as a runner. Read more

QT: How to Train Your Dog to Run with You


A couple of months ago, our family added a new member.

Meet Luna.

We weren’t necessarily in the market for another pointer, but here we are. Read more

Bob Dion Pivoted From Racing On the Roads To On the Snow


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My guest today has logged thousands of miles in his lifetime and also organized dozens of races in the past 30 years.

Our conversation today will venture into a topic we have never covered before today which is snowshoe racing.

I look forward to going a few easy miles with Bob Dion today.

Bob Dion

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QT: Recognize a Clickbait Title for What It Is: Complete BS

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I stumbled across a post in another running FB group that I’m in that made me stop and pause for a second.

The post was sharing an article from Trail Runner magazine with a headline that read:

Camille Herron’s Advice for Ultra Athletes: Skip the Long Run

Huh?

I’m not quite sure I’m ready to lump Trail Runner magazine in with Runner’s World as just absolutely garbage mags, but this is definitely a case where they crafted a clickbait title that has very little, if anything, to do with the actual content of the article itself.

The title is, at best, dishonest.

And calling it a bald-faced lie wouldn’t be a stretch.

Hey Trail Runner mag, do better! Read more

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