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Barefoot running can help you develop lower leg strength, injury resistance, and may help you reinforce a more economical running stride. From minimalist running shoe reviews, barefoot exercises, and strategies for incorporating barefoot running into your training plan, Strength Running can help.

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Tweet I love questions that have a clear answer, like: What’s on Jason’s running playlist? Taylor Swift, obviously. How long is that marathon? 26.2 miles – c’mon Nana, all marathons are the same distance! Is running the best sport ever? No doubt. But often, there aren’t clear answers to questions about running. There are shades of […]

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Tweet For some reason, I’ve never gotten along well with New Balance.  My running shoes are usually ASICS, Nike, or Adidas. But something interesting has happened in the last ten years. Small shoe manufacturers have exploded onto the running scene – companies that never before competed with the major brands – offering  shoe styles that […]

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Tweet Yesterday a friend admitted to me some quirky behaviors that are automatic disqualifiers for his dates. Most are wildly inappropriate for SR, but his #1 was being a regular smoker. It makes sense: he’s a fit guy and likes to lead a healthy lifestyle. There’s just no way he could date a smoker. Many of […]

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Tweet Over the years, Strength Running has focused on so much more than just running. If you’re training for a 5k or a marathon, you can’t simply run every day and expect to stay healthy and reach your goals. There’s more to it than that: Varying your goal race distance, terrain, shoes, and paces can […]

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Tweet Skora…what’s a Skora? It’s a running shoe! And a beautiful one too: According to Skora, their goal is to make shoes that encourage running that’s as biomechanically correct as possible, with minimal interference. Over the last 6 weeks I have been testing the Skora Form as a training shoe for short distances of 4-5 miles. Personally, […]

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Tweet Every runner needs training tools – workouts, gear, or elements of running that accomplish a very specific goal. Hill sprints are a tool that build leg power and injury resistance. A foam roller is a tool that provides pain…I mean, self-massage, and helps to prevent injuries. Barefoot strides is a training tool that increases […]

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Tweet Overuse injuries are a reality for hundreds of thousands of runners every year. Is it even possible to prevent running injuries? That’s the question that Dr. Peter Larson and his coauthor Bill Katovsky explored in their book Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running. I firmly believe that humans are physiologically designed to […]

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Tweet This is the final article in a 3-part series highlighting the best material on Strength Running. Today is the Grab Bag Edition with many topics like minimalism, diet for runners, advanced recovery techniques, and more. Most of the articles on Strength Running are detailed “how-to” posts that go in-depth on particular topics. Today I highlight […]

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Tweet I’m a cautious minimalist – I think a little bit of barefoot running and minimalism goes a long way. So what do I run in for the majority of my mileage? Let me ask you a question: why do you train in flats, run barefoot strides, or use any pair of minimalist running shoes? If you […]

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Tweet Minimalist running shoes – or “barefoot” shoes – are all the rage right now. You can’t go anywhere without seeing runners in Vibram FiveFingers. But should you run in them all the time? I think running exclusively in minimalist shoes isn’t ideal. They can help you develop lower leg and foot strength and reinforce […]

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