Mental Toughness

Tweet This is a guest post from Doug Hay from Rock Creek Runner. Follow him on Twitter here. ## You’ve been training for that big race awhile now, right? I can tell because you’re deep in the zone. You’re religiously sticking to the training plan. You’re even focusing on your nutrition, falling asleep with Running Times on […]

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Tweet Not qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Failing to set a new PR. Missing weeks of training. Running a horrible race. Runners fail all the time. But the failures I just mentioned are huge; they are the ones that consume you and that only other runners understand. I want to talk about small failures. Little […]

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Tweet Strength Running is about more than just me, Jason Fitzgerald. It’s about you – my fellow Strength Runners and the community that supports the Strength Running vision. Welcome aboard. If you’ve been hanging out here for a few months you know we do things differently: there’s no “Top 3 Injury Prevention tips” articles because […]

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Tweet In my last post, I talked about my decision to be a faster runner. I committed to doing the work that was necessary to bring my performances to the next level. It worked and I ran nearly a minute faster over 8k cross country. Becoming a better runner isn’t that easy. You can’t just […]

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Tweet What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Tens of millions of people made resolutions this year, many of them centered around health and well-being. From eating better, strength training, to running a few times a week – New Year’s goals about getting in better shape are the most common. But almost every person will fail […]

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Tweet In the normal training cycle, there will be workouts that are longer and more intense than others. Your long run or interval workout are examples that may cause more soreness than a standard distance or tempo run. Soreness is part of running and not something that you should try to completely avoid. As Steve […]

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Tweet “Pretty much anything Mark Twight offered up was so difficult in the kind of way where you wish you had never been born – and even more than that, wished he had never been born.” – Gerard Butler, King Leonidas In 2007, an epic movie was released in theaters called 300 that chronicled an […]

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Tweet After having run for over 12 years, it seems like some of my favorite memories have been through running. I’ve raced indoor track, outdoor track, cross-country, road races, and the New York Marathon. My fiancee was a college runner and that’s how we met. Most of my best friends are (or were) runners in […]

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Tweet This is a compilation of American Records from sprint events on the track to long road races. We all need some inspiration, so why not look to those who are breaking records and stretching the limits of human performance? Strictly for space considerations, I haven’t included every event and I only used men’s performances. […]

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Tweet This is a guest article from Greg Strosaker. Greg is the 3:03 marathoner behind Predawn Runner, a blog that provides tips on fitting running into the already-busy life, with tips on squeezing more training time in, making the most of the time you do have, and finding ways to boost your performance come race-day.  […]

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