Good morning, my friends! ☀️
Have questions about running, training, recovery, an individual race, or anything else?
Or, are you looking for a recommendation on a great book to read on running, or a podcast/audiobook that you might love listening to on your run?
Drop your questions in the thread below by leaving a comment, and I’ll do my best to answer them — and, I’m sure, the amazing community of runners we’ve gathered here from around the world will also chime in. (If you’re reading this, that means you!)
One of the things I’ve found from writing The Half Marathoner these past few years is that you all know just as much — and many of you, more! — about running as I do. So instead of asking a specific question today, I thought I’d throw it open so everyone can feel free to ask/answer questions as they like.
If you don’t get your chance to contribute today, don’t worry — we’ll do this again next Friday, at the same time and place. — Terrell
What is a good long run distance for a taper? I have 3 weeks until my 25 mile trail race, and am officially on my taper. My peak long run was 20 miles last Sat, but I'm not sure the best way to schedule my next 2 long runs in a way that will keep me strong for race day, and reduce potential for injury or "over-train". Thanks!
Read an interesting article about the course record for both men & woman running Boston. It said that with the new "Super running shoes" many course records have been broken. They say that if the weather is right, no rain, and if the wind blows in the right direction, someone will break the record... It's the only one that hasn't fallen ... Is it getting to the point where we'll see records broken not by minutes, but a handful of seconds...
Hi ! I want to do run Disney but I find it very price ! Is it worth it ? I happen to love Disney but I don’t like giving them all my money lol
Thanks Nilima. Have you read “The Overstory” by Richard Powers or Bewilderment by same author. Both intriguing…!
I just ran a half marathon this morning. I have cramps in my feet now. Anything that will help with this? Overall, I feel good but every time I get up, my feet and toes start cramping- which is painful and annoying! Thanks 😊
I love running movies. I’ve watched many. My favorite is still Chariots of Fire but I’ve enjoyed several more. Good documentaries too. I’d love to hear everyone’s favorite.
I am curious about runners habits of walking during a run. I am familiar with Run-Walk-Run but am speaking of those who just go out for a run. If I’m doing 3 to 5 miles I typical will not stop-and-walk but I wouldn’t say I have never done that. Sometimes a 60 second walk just “feels” right. When I am running longer distances I will take a few minutes to walk, grab a drink and maybe some energy beans. Is this common? Just curious if this is a typical thing for runners?
Great Book for Injured runners/athletes is "Rebound" by Cindy Kuzma & Carrie Jackson Cheadle
John L. Parker is my favorite author on fictional running books. Any others the group can recommend, fiction or non-fiction.
Thought I’d share the following … unrelated to running … related to the holiday that is this weekend: “I saw a bunch of rabbits hopping backwards yesterday … guess it was a receding hare line!”
I was wondering if any of you lives in the area of Boston or Baltimore and would love to run with me when will be in USA in May 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Would kill for some podcast recommendations
I enjoy trail running and host a podcast. I'm always looking for new podcasts to listen to and I'm wondering if there are any trail running specific podcasts you all are listening to and would recommend?
Happy Easter weekend all!
Dr. Motion socks which I find at TJMaxx.......whether i need tall socks or the shorter socks they seem to hold my foot and cushion it in all the right places!!! Love Chocolate Milk as a recovery drink.......who knew!!!!
I have tried several different brands and have the same issue of my feet slipping
Since I don’t drink milk anymore, I make my own cashew milk, and mix some chocolate protein powder into it—SO delightful!!
Good morning Terrell,
I have two quick questions? What is the best recovery drink after running? I’ve been using Nuun and it seems to work OK. Second, which is a funny question! What are the best socks to wear, especially on longer runs?