Books + Gear

Tweet My ideal home gym will have a top of the line stationary bike and an Alter-G treadmill. The cost? A cool $100,000. But until I hit the lottery, I don’t have an extra hundred thousand dollars lying around to spend on a few fancy pieces of gym equipment. Thankfully, I don’t NEED the fancy stuff – and neither […]

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Tweet When I started running in 1998, I never thought that this wonderful sport would contribute so much to my life. Running in high school introduced me to some of my best friends. My wife Meaghan ran for the women’s cross country team in college (how could she resist my shaved legs and incessant demands […]

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Tweet Every so often, a run will leave you breathless. In this case, I mean that both figuratively and literally: This photo was taken at over 6,800 feet altitude in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s one of thousands of stunning locations that running has enabled me to experience. The simple act of running has allowed […]

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Tweet I started Strength Running in 2010 to share my passion, expertise, and love of running with the world. For over four years, SR has grown in leaps and bounds and I’m thrilled that today I can help tens of thousands of runners get stronger, stay healthy, and race faster. But even though I’ve coached […]

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Tweet Earlier this year I mentioned that New Balance running shoes never resonated with me. But now, I’m loving them. First it was the New Balance 1400 (I’ve since bought another pair). And now it’s the Fresh Foam 980 Trail. NB is making waves in the running industry by finally making shoes that runners actually […]

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Tweet The best way to get faster actually has nothing to do with speed. Just run more and you’ll gain the endurance to run faster races. But instead of standing on my soapbox yelling about high mileage all the time (my wife has warned me to keep my voice down), I’m going to share several types […]

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Tweet A few years ago, my wife and I took our honeymoon to Hawaii. As you can see, I had an awesome time: Running was last on my to-do list (and my wife would have killed me if I was running 80+ miles per week during our trip) but as soon as we returned, I was still […]

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Tweet Rarely do I find a running shoe that can be used for such a wide variety of workouts from long runs to track repetitions. But sometimes, a shoe just has it all. Meet the Adidas Adios Boost, a lightweight trainer that works for both fast workouts and marathons. I first tested the shoe during […]

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Tweet Stuck in a rut? Tired of running the same loop at the same pace (in the same shoes) while training for the same race? Fear not, fellow runner. I’ve got strategies up the wazoo to help you spice up your running and inject some flair into your training. See, I’ve been there myself. There have […]

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Tweet In just a few days, Strength Running will turn four years old. What started as a little running blog that nobody read has grown into one of the largest running blogs on the web. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been featured in Runner’s World multiple times and am frequently tapped to contribute my coaching advice […]

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