Archives for March 2011

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running – A Review

The good folks at barefoot-running.us sent me a copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running by Dr. Craig Richards and Thomas Hollowell to review here on Strength Running and I must say… I am pleasantly surprised. I’m …

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

Hindsight is 20/20. As I look back on nearly 13 years of competitive racing, I want to change a lot of my past training. I made a lot of mistakes – small decisions that resulted in an injury, a …

Endurasoak Mineral Salt Baths – Soak Your Pain Away?

It was a Saturday afternoon and I was on the verge of dozing off in the bathtub. I was testing Oasis Recovery System’s Endurasoak product, which claims to help you recover from hard workouts. That’s just what I needed; …

Why the Strength Running PR Guide Won’t Be Available for Everyone (And How You Can Get a Copy)

Over the last six weeks, I’ve worked closely with my newsletter readers to create the Strength Running PR Guide. I asked them to send me their running questions and I got an overwhelming response. What was supposed to be …

Race Report: St. Patrick’s Day 8k (Plus, the Next Guide!)

On Sunday, March 13 I ran the St. Patrick’s Day 8k in Washington, DC. This was a tune-up for my main goal this spring: the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler on April 3rd. I had a few objectives for this …

Consistency, Personal Records, and Community Inspired Training: An Interview with Steve Speirs

Qualifying for Boston by over 20 minutes. Winning a marathon. Writing a book. Creating an iPhone app for athletes. Running over 3,000 miles in a year.

Steve Speirs has done it all – and more.

He was gracious enough …

Fitz’s Training Journal: February, 2011

Every month on Strength Running I give an overview of my monthly training. Unlike a lot of other running sites out there, I walk the walk (run the run?) and am usually in a high-volume training cycle. February was …

The Runner’s Body as a System: Creating More Holistic Training

While running, your body is orchestrating a complex symphony of muscle movements that help you absorb shock, transfer energy, and stay upright. The coordination to run efficiently is astounding. Your left leg muscles must work in harmony with your …

Polar Bear Run for Autism 5k Race Report

Before today’s post, I want to remind everyone that Road Runner Sports is having an awesome sale where you can get $25 off a $150 purchase (plus 10% off and free shipping if you’re VIP), so get your gear

Prevent Running Injuries: Inefficient Movement Patterns and the FMS

Runners are always looking for the newest way to prevent running injuries and help them train smarter. From compression socks, foam rollers, and even full leg compression sleeves (ridiculous, aren’t they?).

Most of the products that you buy help …