Archives for April 2011

Running Downhill: Preparing for Hilly Courses (Boston Marathon Prep!)

The Boston Marathon was last week and it was a helluva race.

The elites took advantage of a strong tailwind and favorable temperatures to run incredibly fast: the winning time was 2:03:02 – the fastest time ever run. American …

Strength Running Grows… Are You on the Team?

The last few months on Strength Running have been crazy. I’ve been getting more emails from readers, newsletter sign-ups, overall website traffic, and comments than ever before. Thank you for making this a special place for runners to hang …

How to be a Vegetarian Marathoner – An Interview with Matt Frazier

If you’re training for a marathon and eating vegetarian, you probably have questions about how to eat properly. It’s a common struggle for a lot of vegetarian or vegan endurance athletes.

I’m not a vegetarian but I know …

Happy Birthday Strength Running! Let’s Party

Happy Birthday Strength Running

Today is Strength Running’s first birthday! The past year has flown by and it’s been a wild ride. Thank you to all of my readers who have supported the growth of this website. I wouldn’t be able to put …

Fitz’s Training Journal: March, 2011

Every month on Strength Running I provide an overview of my training, key workouts, and any races that I run. If you want to see what my training looks like on a daily basis, you can follow me on …

Five Running Tips for Beginners – Strength, Recovery, and More

New runners often struggle with training because they have so many questions about day to day training. ┬áResources like Runner’s World and Active provide large forums for runners to get feedback but I’ve found some of the suggestions there …

Five Lessons Learned from Running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

On Sunday, April 3rd I raced the 2011 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, DC. My net time was 54:52 and I placed 46th out of 6,972 men. If you were to count women, I was 49th out of …

How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor: A Definitive Guide

Last week I received an important question from Chris Lipp, who blogs at Waddling Tuxedo:

I know you have mentioned heart rate monitors in passing during several entries, but have you ever considered a post on the importance/unimportance