Running Q&A Grab Bag with Coach Doug Hay

Every day, I answer questions from runners all over the world. Today, I’m getting some help!

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Training for a Half Marathon PR: 3 Essential Ingredients

The half marathon is one of the fastest growing races in the world – and for good reason.

Ian Sharman on Racing Massive Downhills (and in costumes)

Have you ever noticed that hilly races make you a lot more sore than flat races?

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It should come as no surprise: hills are more stressful. You fight gravity on the way up and use it to your advantage …

How Allan Overcame Piriformis Syndrome (and became an athlete)

Can you ever imagine running 3:17 in your first marathon – and still not consider yourself a “real” runner?

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Me neither.

But Allan is a runner who felt that way. After his speedy debut at 26.2, he still felt …

CNN’s Tom Foreman on Running for a Lifetime

Once you build the running habit, you’ll be a runner for life. But how does running change after a few decades?

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When I started running in 1998, I had no idea that joining my high school cross country team …

Tony Gentilcore on Why Runners Need to Lift

Is it surprising that I don’t think strength workouts are cross-training? Rather, strength work is just part of your training as a runner.

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Cross-training is supplemental exercise that can be helpful to your running, like cycling.

But just like …

Training Log Snapshot: The Week Before My 3,000 PR

Looking at old training logs is exciting – I can almost feel how each workout felt. Just like looking at old race photos:

How to Review An Entire Season (and plan for the next one)

Good runners do something unique that helps them succeed: they think long-term and reflect often on their training.

This outlook improves many aspects of your …

Welcome, Runners

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

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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, …