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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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Tweet My running completely transformed during my Junior year of high school. It hasn’t been the same since that year, when I transitioned a majority of my training to the trails. Yes, trail running changed my approach to running. It reinforces my belief that running by feel is more effective. Trail running makes the hard work of […]

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Tweet Pop quiz: what is the most reliable way to run faster? What could you start doing immediately to become a faster runner? The answer is relatively simple: most runners just need to run more. Even if you’re running 5k races, you’re an endurance athlete. You need endurance training to achieve your potential and that includes high […]

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Tweet Last Christmas, I treated myself to a Garmin 610. After wearing it for less than 3 weeks, I haven’t worn it since. I like it, though. It has a ton of cool features. The display is attractive. It looks a helluva lot better than my $30 Timex. But after 15+ years of competitive running […]

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Tweet The latest evolution of the running shoe industry is what many are calling maximalism. I’m undecided if I actually like the term “maximalist” but I’ll use it because most runners understand the type of shoe the term implies. These shoes are typically highly cushioned. But other than that one similarity, it’s hard to lump all […]

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Tweet In 2012, I nearly convinced a friend to run a 6 day, 120 mile trail race in the Rocky Mountains that reaches an altitude of over 12,500 feet. That race is the Transrockies Run, a mostly singletrack ultra that includes nearly 20,000 feet of elevation gain. Needless to say, it’s a daunting endeavor. And […]

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