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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: Getting Older and Racing Hard are Not Mutually Exclusive

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I don’t usually find myself ruminating on the questions that are posed in the monthly Q&A episodes.

Especially the questions about elite runners that Lewis tends to ask.

I’m convinced my man keeps asking these questions to try and get a reaction out of me, and I do my best every month to grind his gears by moving on quickly.

But I found myself going back to one of his questions from last month, and the more I thought about it the more convinced I became that I left a lot of meat on the bone.

Sounds like a problem we can solve, so let’s dig in. Read more

Sid Garza Hillman Shares Why Ultra Running is for Normal People

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My guest today is someone that has been in the running world from various angles over the years.

His most recent book, Ultra Running for Normal People, shares stories and lessons learned on the trails both as a runner and a race director.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles today with Sid Garza Hillman.

Sid Garza Hillman

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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

Dominic Grandinetti Always Has a New Challenge on the Horizon


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My guest today started running 10 years ago and is currently in year 9 of his run streak.

He quickly progressed all the way to a marathon while continually finding creative ways to challenge himself in the sport.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles today with Dominic Grandinetti.

Dominic Grandinetti

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