Archives for June 2015

What can you learn from 115+ interviews with successful athletes?

Meet Scott Jones. He has 10+ years of experience in the exercise science world and has trained hundreds of athletes (including elites).

Scott Jones Athlete on Fire

He’s also the host of Athlete on Fire, a podcast that bridges the gap between elite …

You be the Coach: How Much Base Training is Enough?

Are you familiar with periodization? It’s a geeky term that simply means training should have several different periods leading up to a goal race.

When I explained how to plan a running season, I briefly outlined what …

5 Reasons to Run Beyond the Marathon

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Christine. After coaching her for over three years, this is the inspiring story of her 12-hour ultramarathon.

Christine_Ultramarathon

Someone is WAY too happy while running for 12 hours…

Christine started training with me …

The Only 2 Technique Tips You Need For Good Running Form

Running form is a difficult topic to discuss. And it’s a topic that I’d much rather avoid.

Good Running Form

Why do I want to avoid talking about good running form? A lot of reasons:

  • We all have a unique style of

Michael’s Back to Back Marathons – With No Bonk, Stress, or Diet Guilt

Michael is a runner who is willing to tackle monstrous goals.

Michael_No Bonk

Not only did he qualify for and run the Boston Marathon last April, he also decided to take on the Boston to Big Sur Challenge.  If you’re not …

Why am I not losing weight? 4 surprising weight loss myths that have to die

About 40 years ago, several major reports altered the way Americans ate. So began the worst mistake in US health policy: the low-fat diet craze.

The advice was to eat less fat and cholesterol, resulting in a national food …

Know Your Limits: Why I Dropped Out of My First Ultramarathon

Do you know what your body is capable of on any given day? And more importantly, do you know what you CAN’T do?

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

It’s a difficult concept to grasp. Here’s what it takes:

Pushing yourself to your limits in …

The Mattock Dynamic Warm-up Routine Video Demonstration

Static stretching is OUT – and dynamic stretching is IN.

Matt Dynamic Warm-up Exercises

Long-time Strength Running readers know that I’m wary of static stretching. It can reduce performance and increase injury risk, while presenting few benefits to runners.

I cover this …