How to Break Through a Running Plateau

It happens to all of us at some point in our running: our improvements stop. Our race times flatline.

And we wonder, “Is this all I’m capable of accomplishing?”

Break Through Running Plateau

Performance plateaus in running are common – but thankfully, …

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 …

Q&A with Coach: Live Boston Marathon Edition

The 119th Boston Marathon was an epic showdown – not just for the pro’s, but for the other 26,000+ runners who crossed the fabled finish line on Boylston Street.

A strong headwind and light rain made the already difficult …

You Be the Coach: Is Strength Training a Waste of Time?

2015 is the Year of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone.

Over the past three months, I’ve challenged you to:

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:

Lone wolves

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? 

Road

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)?

maze

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.

Running Coach

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 …