Archives for July 2011

5 Simple Running Drills You Can Do Anywhere

When I’m traveling, I find it really hard to warm up properly before I go running. The drills I do, especially the iron cross and hurdle seat exchange dynamic stretches, take up a lot of space. Knocking over a …

Coming Soon: How to Stay Fit on Vacation

For the last two weeks I’ve been in Hawaii on the Big Island and Maui on my honeymoon. Between sipping Pina Colada cocktails, hiking volcano craters (see below), and swimming at red sand beaches, I actually did some running.…

Getting the Most Out of Your Races: Learning From a Post-Mortem

Most runners worry about their training and what will happen on race day. It’s normal to care about something as important as a new personal record or fitness milestone. But as much as we fret over our preparation, most …

How to Get Hurt: 10 Quick Ways to Your First Running Injury

Running injuries don’t come easy to some people. I know runners who haven’t been hurt in years despite marathon training, 100+ mile weeks, and really hard workouts. There are other runners who manage to train for 5k’s and marathons …

Trail Running in Rock Creek Park: Pictures of Beauty

Trail running in Rock Creek Park is my preferred way to train. I’m extremely lucky to have an amazing trail system about a mile from my door right in the middle of Washington, DC.

These pictures are from the …

Staying in Shape While Taking Time Off to Party (June Training Journal)

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 onĀ …

The Standard Warm-Up: Video Demonstration

The Standard Warm-up is a dynamic flexibility and stretching routine that is done before you run. This series of light strength exercises and mobility drills help prepare your body to work harder.

What I love about this routine is …