What’s Your Favorite Running Memory? Runners Answer: Boston Qualifiers, Yosemite’s Half Dome, and Huarache’s

After having run for over 12 years, it seems like some of my favorite memories have been through running. I’ve raced indoor track, outdoor track, cross-country, road races, and the New York Marathon. My fiancee was a college runner …

Candy Cane City 5k Race Report – 1st Place And New Road PR!

I raced the Candy Cane City 5k on November 13, 2010. It started at 8am on a chilly Saturday morning on the outskirts of Washington, DC. Starting on the Rock Creek Trail near East-West Highway, it was a …

Race Variations: Cross-Country, Road, and Trail Races

Earlier this week I sent the Strength Running newsletter subscribers an email about running different types of races to help you reach new levels of fitness and bring you closer to your goals.

I also offered a bonus to …

Overcoming Setbacks – Fitz’s Training Journal October, 2010

This training block started with a crushing blow to my streak of running healthy. On October 11 I ran 11 miles with four 30 second sprints in a large parking lot near my home. This turned out to be …

12 Running Lessons From Over 12 Years of Training

Back in my high school and college days, I used to think, “You have so much time to run fast.” Time is flying by and after high school, college, and post-collegiate racing I’ve learned a lot.

Three days ago, …

Pushing the Limits of Endurance – Conquering Fear and Ultramarathons with Donald Buraglio

Most runners get the itch to try a marathon at some point in their running careers. How many get the itch to run a 100 miler?

Enter Donald Buraglio, a physical therapist from Monterey County, CA who has competed …

Eat This, Not That: 7 Easy Paleo Alternatives for Runners

While training is important to reach your potential and run fast, a sound diet is necessary in order to provide your body with the fuel it needs to run high-quality workouts and to recover.

After eating whatever I wanted …

How to Treat Injuries Like an Elite: Healing ITBS in Five Days

Two weeks ago, I set out to run 11 miles with a few 30 second sprints near the end in my old Nike XC spikes. It was supposed to be a standard distance run with some turnover work, …

Minimalism, Partying, and Shutting Up : The 8 Steps I Took to Become a Better Runner

There comes a time in every runner’s life when their knowledge of the sport gels. Understanding different elements of training that will help you become a better runner is great, but do you know how they all fit together? …

On Demand Inspiration: 7 American Records to Motivate Your Running

This is a compilation of American Records from sprint events on the track to long road races. We all need some inspiration, so why not look to those who are breaking records and stretching the limits of human performance?…