Ask me anything
by on Thursday, June 5, 2014  (3 comments)

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I've decided to open the discussion up a little every once in a while. I'd like to do this at least twice a year, possibly more frequently if it becomes popular. So here it is, your chance to ask me anything.

If you have a simple, quick question, I can answer in the comments. If you have a question that needs a more comprehensive answer, I'll probably spin it off into a separate blog post for the near future.

Currently, only registered members can post comments*. I'd encourage registered members to post questions in the comments. However, if you'd prefer to ask anonymously or you're not registered and you don't want to, you can use the contact form to ask your questions.

Within reason, nothing is off limits. Ask about training, racing, my thoughts on any news in the sport. Ask about the site, the coaching service, the new podcast.

So, please let me know, what have you been thinking about and wanting to ask?

* To answer one question before it's asked, I do plan to allow guests to post comments. It's one of my top priorities now that I've gotten a few other things finished.

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Ryan

Dare I start by asking a question of you? There have been a lot of changes going on around here recently. What do you think?

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cesar

Those changes have been good. At least I know your voice already, I think the podcast will be a very useful thing for all of us. Keep up the good work!

Why dont you push ups or pull ups( core workouts)?

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Ryan

Thanks Cesar. I'm very excited about the podcast because it's a chance to share things in my own voice. I realized while reformatting the site that I've been blogging in some form or other since the very beginning of HillRunner.com in 1999. However, while I've always tried to make it personal and informal, it's still the written word. There's something about adding your voice that makes things more personal and allows a greater connection.

I do a lot of core. My personal favorite right now is planks. To be honest, I'm near the point of adding things like push ups to my planks but I want to be rock solid in the planks themselves for at least a minute before I begin adding elements that will make them even harder.

As for why not more work with the arms and shoulders/chest/upper back, I think you're right to an extent. I probably should do more. I do think we might underestimate how much things like planks do work the shoulders and upper back but I could probably do more than just that. I'm just not totally convinced of the benefit unless there is a problem that needs to be corrected.

Make sense?

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