What does “listen to your body” really mean? Q&A with Coach #15 has the answer

If you buy any running book you’ll see the phrase “listen to your body.” But what does this mean practically, on a day to day basis?

For new or beginner runners, it’s hard to listen to this …

My new book for beginner runners is now available! Let’s party

Cue the confetti and balloons… I’m thrilled to announce that my newest book is finally here!

Running for Health and Happiness

Running for Health & Happiness: The Beginner’s Guide to Faster, Pain-Free Running is the culmination of years of coaching and decades of training.…

What I’m Reading: The Future of Performance, How to Change the World, and “Imaginary Time”

I’m always fascinated to learn what other people are reading – especially those people I admire.

When Tim Ferriss shares his latest book club recommendation, I listen.

If Ramit recommends his favorite psychology books, I’m going to buy …

Data Madness: Are you a slave to your running device?

There’s a never-ending supply of new fitness devices and data trackers available today – but is all that information actually helping you become a better runner?

Data overload

I wouldn’t even be surprised if you own more than one of these …

Run Through Winter with the Kahtoola NANOspikes

We’ve had a crazy winter, making it extremely difficult to run. Just look at Boston, which broke its snowfall record with over 108 inches.

To put that in perspective, that’s more than NINE FEET of snow! Enough to completely …

My Love / Hate Relationship with Running Gear (and 5 unusual suggestions for you)

Have you noticed that I LOVE running? What started as a hobby after high school to kill time has completely transformed my life.

Sunset

To really drive this point home, here’s a fun story: even though we’re not super religious, …

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Running: How to Make Running in Cold Weather Actually Enjoyable

The winter of 2007 was one of the worst running experiences of my life. Every weekday, my blaring alarm woke me at 5:00am sharp.

Winter Running

After putting on 37 layers of running gear, I left the house for an average …

Women’s New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Shoe Review: “Like a Slipper”

As you know, I’ve published quite a few running shoe reviews over the years.

But there’s a big limitation to my reviews: they’re written by me (a guy, in case you haven’t noticed) and they review men’s shoes.

Obviously, …

Q&A with Coach, Bundle Sales, and… I’m hiring!

There’s so much good stuff happening today that I feel like a coach cheering his head off during the final lap of a race. I’m just so excited!

I have a lot of announcements (this will be like a …

The Holiday Running Gift Guide (and SR’s first t-shirt!)

When I recently asked which type of runner you were on Facebook, most identified with the gear junkie:

Gear Junkie

But running gear isn’t something I discuss much at Strength Running because I think you can train effectively without any …