The Lone Wolf Theory: How to Make Enormous Progress Quickly

A lone wolf is one that lives its life independently without a pack – in other words, a loner.

While lone wolves can be stronger and more aggressive by necessity, they’re at a disadvantage. From Wikipedia:

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You Be the Coach: How fast can Allison run in the half marathon?

One of the most difficult questions for any coach to answer is: how fast can I run in my upcoming race? 

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Just think about all of the questions that your coach will ask:

  • How long do you have to

Welcome to the first episode of Q&A with Coach!

When I started running as a freshman in high school, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. I wore mesh shorts and basketball shoes to the first practice…

The worst part? I thought I could do the high …

9 Reasons You’re Running Slow (and how to fix them to get faster)

Isn’t it funny that when something isn’t working, most of us just “buckle down” and try harder (even if you’re lost doing the wrong thing)?

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But often “what got you here, won’t get you there.” So if you’ve hit …

The 5 Traits of a Good Running Coach (and when you should think twice)

In the fall of 2001 after the season’s first home cross country race, I went on a four mile warm-down with a few other runners from the Varsity team.

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After the run as we were recounting our battle stories …

Happy Birthday Strength Running! I have gifts for you…

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 …

How Brian Recovered From 20 Years of Chronic Injuries (and rediscovered his potential)

Last fall, I opened a special 1-on-1 coaching program to a small group of runners who were frustrated with injuries.

For six intensive weeks, they received coaching material with one goal: to prevent injuries and finally get them healthy. …

The Evolution of Running Goals: Why Nicole hired me (then fired me) and decided to run across the country

Running goals are funny. You might set an outlandish goal this year, but next year accomplishing the same thing is ordinary.

In 1998, I desperately wanted to run a mile under 6:00 minutes. Less than a year later, …

13 Proven Race Strategies to Help You Run Faster

Since 2010, I’ve been helping runners run faster. But a unique benefit of having a website like this is that I get to connect with elite runners, other coaches, Boston Qualifiers, and more experts in the running world.

And

3 Elite Coaches and Scientists Share How to Run Injury-Free

Learning about injury prevention from the brightest minds in the sport has its advantages.

Forget anecdotal advice that might work for one person, but isn’t universal. Instead, doesn’t it make more sense to go straight to the experts?

Injury Prevention for Runners

You …