Archives for October 2016

The Strength Running Podcast is Live! Here Are Episodes 1 and 2

Whoa! Strength Running has a podcast!

Strength Running Podcast

Over the last few weeks, I’ve worked furiously to figure out the podcast game.

I’ve recorded (and re-recorded…) episodes, scouted new guests, and planned how to make a running podcast that you’ll …

How to Eliminate Walk Breaks During a Run

Walk breaks during a run? What’s next, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria?!

walking running

Sorry, I got ahead of myself there…

Walk breaks do serve a helpful purpose during training. If you’re new to running or …

On Failure

Let’s talk about failure. I’m sure you’re familiar with it as a runner:

  • Missing your weekly mileage goal
  • The wheels falling off during a race (when you knew you were ready for a PR!)
  • Yet another running injury…

Half Marathon Training for New Runners

Running can be a slippery slope. What starts as a hobby – or maybe just a way to lose weight – can quickly blossom into a lifelong passion.

half marathon training

Runners bit by the running bug are soon signing up …

How to Learn from the Silver Lining of Running Injuries

Injuries are the worst. They sap your motivation and force you to sit on the sidelines, watching your hard-earned fitness go down the drain.

Injury Prevention

If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your share of running injuries that put …

Q&A with Coach: What heel-toe drop is best in my running shoes?

Most runners are obsessed with shoes. And I don’t blame them – even my daughter Reagan is appalled at my running shoe collection.

Muscle Tension: How to Increase Your “Stiffness” to Race Faster

Muscle tension. The phrase is usually associated with pain, soreness, or even spasms. But can it be a good thing?

Muscle Tension

Yes – muscle tension is actually a very good thing for runners!

But it’s probably a little different …