Listener Q&A: February 2018

The February Qs for Me to A

What is your go-to meal after a big race?

If you’re talking right after, I really don’t have one.

If you had the hammer and no stones in the house, do you throw the draw for a point or intentionally blank the end?

I can’t think of any good reason to go for a lowly point in that scenario.

Do expensive running socks really make a difference?

No.

If I always fast for my long runs, do I also fast on race day? If not, when should I practice eating breakfast?

Personally, I’m a fan of doing all of my training runs in a fasted state and then eating breakfast on race day so that I’m full of fuel and ready to go.

How much impact do you think race weight has on performance, especially on longer races? And how do you calculate your “ideal” race weight?

Tread lightly Diz…

What is the best way for a runner to get fit?

What kind of fitness are we talking about?

What is the perfect week of running + all of the little things?

I’m not sure there is any “one-size-fits-all” plan/schedule for an ideal week of training.

Is intermittent fasting healthy?

I think so. I do it, and have more or less done it for a couple of years.

Would love some ideas for strength training exercises that are good for runners.

I’ve done several videos/workouts that are great for runners to do on a regular basis.

Do you suggest rotating between multiple pairs of shoes? If so, how often?

It never hurts to have a couple of different pairs in the rotation.

How many miles should I put on my Altras before I replace them?

It depends a bit on the model, but I’ve gone well over 500 miles in several of my Altras in the past.

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