6 Running Form Experts on Cues, Fixes, and Running Technique Changes

Ask any runner about running form and expect a different answer. The topic of running technique brings up countless questions:

  • Should I land on my midfoot or forefoot?
  • Is a heel strike really that bad?
  • Should ALL runners change

Are Hill Sprints a Secret Weapon for Injury Prevention and Speed?

How many of us sprint on a regular basis? My guess: only a tiny minority of runners ever sprint.

Hill Sprints Steep Grade

It’s important to understand the definition of the word sprint: it’s to run as fast as you can. It’s …

The 50 Shades of Grey Approach to Answering Your Running Questions

I love questions that have a clear answer, like:

What’s on Jason’s running playlist? Taylor Swift, obviously.

How long is that marathon? 26.2 miles – c’mon Nana, all marathons are the same distance!Running Questions

Is running the best sport ever? 

Q&A with Coach: How do I Avoid Muscle Imbalances?

Do you have muscle imbalances? Spoiler alert: of course you do!

In fact, we all do.

Muscle Imbalance

Nobody is perfectly symmetrical. We may have a dominant leg, strike the ground harder with one foot, pronate more with one leg, or …

Proper Running Form: Cutting Through the Noise of Sound Running Technique

What is proper running form? Because it’s a complex question, you should be careful who you ask for advice.

Proper Running Form

Ask ten runners about running form and you’ll hear ten different explanations about the best running technique.

Even more dangerous, …

3 Shoe Features that Stop Me From Buying (and the Skora Phase review)

Yesterday a friend admitted to me some quirky behaviors that are automatic disqualifiers for his dates.

Most are wildly inappropriate for SR, but his #1 was being a regular smoker.

It makes sense: he’s a fit guy and likes …

Video Q&A with Coach: What Shoes Should I Wear When I’m Not Running?

Successful running – and injury prevention – is really a full-time job.

Hopefully that didn’t scare you off from accomplishing your race goals. But truthfully, what makes you faster is often what you do in between workouts than …

Newton Gravity Running Shoe Review (Boy, Was I Wrong)

I used to say that using technology like “actuator lugs” to promote a neutral, natural foot strike was ironic and totally unnecessary.

Of course, I’m talking about Newton running shoes which have a very distinctive sole:

Newton Gravity Lugs

I refused to …

ASICS Gel-Blur 33 Review: Too Much Cushion?

I used to run in the ASICS Kayano – a supportive stability shoe that weighs 13oz. I’m thankful those days are now over.

ASICS Gel-Blur 33

Today I prefer lighter shoes with less stability and more groundfeel. Even though I have low …

Defining Athleticism: The 5 Components of Fitness

Training for any race – even a marathon – includes a lot more than just running. Runners who only run are doomed to overuse injuries.

Steeplechase Athleticism

Loyal Strength Running readers will recognize this as a common theme of my writing …