Archives for November 2014

The Holiday Running Gift Guide (and SR’s first t-shirt!)

When I recently asked which type of runner you were on Facebook, most identified with the gear junkie:

Gear Junkie

But running gear isn’t something I discuss much at Strength Running because I think you can train effectively without any …

How to Treat Adrenal Fatigue: The Hidden Cause of Over-Training

In 2004, my wife Meaghan was having a terrible cross country season. No matter what she tried, her running performances kept getting worse.

Running Fatigue

Workout splits got slower. She felt exhausted, stressed, and couldn’t sleep. The muscle aches she thought …

Why We Love Running (in pictures)

Runners enjoy certain perks that non-runners will never experience. In an hour, we can explore a national park or city that would take days to see if we weren’t running.

The process of exploration is much faster; it’s even …

The Reverse Taper: How to Return to Running After a Marathon

As a coach, I’m most nervous during the two weeks after a marathon. Aerobic fitness remains high but the body is still reeling from the aftermath of racing 26.2 miles.

Marathon

The injury risk is significantly higher post-marathon, when the …

Q&A with Coach Episode 3: The Art of the Race Warm-up

Have you ever done a piss poor warm-up before a race… and then felt terrible a few minutes after the gun fired?

I’m not surprised.

Without a proper warm-up, your heart rate will be too low when you start …

Happy Birthday to Me! A Gift for You (and a quick question)

Last weekend I turned 31 years old. Or as my sister commented:

“Jason!!! I can’t believe how old you are. It’s gross.”

Thanks, sis.

It was a fun weekend of running (18 mile long run at altitude!), eating (I …