Are You Addicted to Running Porn?

by Jason Fitzgerald

Running porn: it’s addictive like Angry Birds. It’s those articles that promise…

  • 7 Easy Ways to Run a Huge PR in Your Next Race
  • With Speed Work, You Will Run Faster – Guaranteed
  • Runner’s Amazing Food Secrets that Help You Power Up Your Runs and Help You Lose 10, 20, or 30 Pounds!

[The sad thing is the third headline isn’t made up – it’s real.]

Sometimes I catch myself reading a training article that over-promises and under-delivers. I get a rush of adrenaline for what I’m expecting. Then I realize it’s just the same tired advice repackaged in a catchy way and I end up disappointed.

Running Porn

Too many runners are expecting a quirky training secret. But let me remind you: there are no secrets to improvement. There are “best practices” and training techniques that work very well but no sexy training tips that don’t require some work.

The hundreds of runners inside Run Your BQ know that the training plans inside our training plan library aren’t “easy.” Even the beginner plans will require work if you want to see improvement. Runners who want to run well put in the work. At RYBQ, we’re about results.

Isn’t that the goal? Results? That will be different for each runner but for most you either want to run faster, or get healthy, or just run pain free so you can ENJOY your training.

But too many people don’t do anything with the information in running porn – it’s just too easy to dismiss as soon as you read it. Runners skim it because it’s interesting, they like running, or they’re hoping for another “secret.”

I love giving you guys free stuff – in fact, 95% of my stuff is free. I always invest in you with tons of great, free running advice because I hope you use it to become a better runner. In fact, there are well over 200 articles from over two years of publishing here at Strength Running.

Sometimes a runner will want more and they’ll get a custom training plan for coaching. Then I get feedback like this:

“After following Jason’s plan, I ran my second marathon and blew my PR out of the water by 46 minutes! I had no IT band issues and I’m sticking with Jason all the way to Boston! Thanks Jason, I couldn’t have done it without you.” – Ryan W.

“With your coaching, I made it to the finish in Boston after only training four days per week because my injury. I actually would have run a decent time if the unbearable heat hadn’t made me move at a deathly slow pace starting at mile 7. BUT, I finished and I can say it’s the one i’m most proud of finishing. Finishing became my only goal after I realized the heat would kill me if I kept near goal pace. Thanks for your training tips/motivation!” – Merritt H.

Now I want you to invest in yourself by taking action and learning more about Run Your BQ.

If you’re a marathoner, I know you’ll benefit and feel better and more confident about your running.

But don’t take my word for it; hundreds of other runners already have. Here’s some recent feedback:

“Tonight’s run was one of the best I’ve ever had. I completely destroyed my 8-mile tempo run. The only time I’ve ever kept a faster pace for 8 miles was the Disney Half-Marathon last year. Tonight’s run was also the most pain-free I’ve had in a long time.” – Andy G.

“Your program and instruction is already making me feel so much better in my running! Where have you been all my 20 years of running? I am SO thankful to have signed up for my BIG future!!This morning I started your program, came home, and my body felt better than it has EVER felt and now almost ½ day later, my plantar fasciitis isn’t bothering me either.” – Jill M.

We recently shared just one lesson on carb-loading from inside the program (of more than 40). We instantly got feedback from runners like you:

“I wish I knew this before my first marathon last November. Now I know, thanks!” – Leo C.

How much better could Leo have run if he knew the right way to carbo-load? And what about the other 43 lessons and 27 videos – how much more could he have improved?

Six months from now you could be in the same spot where you are now – still nursing that injury, barely motivated to run, and still racing the same marathon times.

Now I want to share the success story of Matt, who ran his first marathon in 4:53. His unrelenting goal was to qualify for Boston so he made it his personal mission.

And he did, running a Boston Qualifying time and improving by over 100 minutes!

In a special report he put together, see the 5 key lessons he learned that helped him improve so dramatically. Download the free report here.

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