Welcome, Runners

Run-walkers, marathoners, obstacle course racers, trail runners, ultra runners, and everyone in between: welcome to Strength Running!

Runners

Over the last several months, we’ve added tens of thousands of new runners to the Strength Running community.

We’re growing, gaining momentum …

Dr. Simon Donato on Ultra-Endurance, Grit, and the Doors that Running Opens

Simon Donato is a modern Indiana Jones: a PhD who travels the world competing in the toughest endurance races that exist.

Simon Donato

It’s not every day that you meet somebody with so many varied interests.

And when you do, …

How to choose your next goal after a marathon

Running a marathon is a thrill – no matter if you set a Personal Best or crawl home to the finish line.

marathon

Either way, running 26.2 miles is an achievement that most people will never accomplish. It takes guts, …

Marathon Pacing: 6 Lessons Learned from a PR Near Miss

There’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line with a new Personal Record. Missing that PR might make all that training feel like a waste, but it doesn’t have to!

Failure

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4 Fun Running Workouts That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Running is often considered a boring sport. But that’s only because non-runners don’t know how to have any fun!

Fun Running Workouts

Running can be enormously exciting – if you challenge yourself.

There are so many opportunities to spice up your training:…

You Are Not (Just a) Runner: Nate Helming on Athleticism

Being a runner has a special side-benefit: all that training makes you feel strong, powerful, and alive!

Runners are Athletes

The decision to start running was one of the best I’ve ever made in my life. I’m sure you feel the …

3 Hill Workouts for Strength, Speed, and Injury Prevention

Hill workouts are the unsung hero of speed work. Any runner can do them – and every runner will benefit.

Running Hill Workouts

Throughout my running career, hills have been used strategically in many types of workouts.

In high school, we ran …

Author Matt Fitzgerald on “The Endurance Diet”

Have you ever heard this famous line among distance runners?

If the furnace is hot enough, it will burn anything.

It’s a common way for runners to justify eating whatever they want. If the caloric needs are high …

Dathan Ritzenhein on Strength Training and Marathon Fueling

Dathan Ritzenhein is one of the best distance runners in US history. And he’s here today to help you run faster.

Dathan Ritzenhein

Ritz has more career highlights than there are spectators at the Boston Marathon (ok maybe not but still!):…

Cross Country Training 101: A Training Log Excerpt

Today I want to give you a glimpse into the training I did before my best season of cross country in college. Buckle up!

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