Motivation

Tweet Have you ever chatted with a friend who has a completely different perspective on the same subject than you? Every conversation is fascinating because each of you approach the topic from different angles. Neither of you are wrong – both of you are right just in different ways. This is the reason why I love talking […]

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Tweet When I started running in 1998, I never thought that this wonderful sport would contribute so much to my life. Running in high school introduced me to some of my best friends. My wife Meaghan ran for the women’s cross country team in college (how could she resist my shaved legs and incessant demands […]

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Tweet How confident are you as a runner? If you say something like this, you’ll make me smile like a proud coach: “My training has gone so well that I know I’ll run a PR – it’s just a question of whether that’s 30 seconds or a full minute!” Confidence OOZES from these runners! And while misplaced confidence […]

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Tweet Every so often, a run will leave you breathless. In this case, I mean that both figuratively and literally: This photo was taken at over 6,800 feet altitude in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s one of thousands of stunning locations that running has enabled me to experience. The simple act of running has allowed […]

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Tweet Many of you know that I moved to Denver, Colorado this summer with my family. We’re in the heart of the city and loving it. But last May, I visited for three weeks and explored the city (read: breweries), getting to know Denver’s vibe and trying to decide if it was a place I wanted to live. […]

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Tweet Let’s talk about your support network. Do you have one? Do you have an inner circle of trusted runners you can reach out to for advice? I’ve been fortunate to have had hundreds of teammates over my 8-year career running cross country and track in high school and college. And over those years, I had over […]

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Tweet I started Strength Running in 2010 to share my passion, expertise, and love of running with the world. For over four years, SR has grown in leaps and bounds and I’m thrilled that today I can help tens of thousands of runners get stronger, stay healthy, and race faster. But even though I’ve coached […]

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Tweet The marathon: for many, it’s a mythical unicorn. Capturing a great performance can be elusive and may take years. Jason and Matt on the days they ran their fastest marathons When I ran my first marathon, New York City in 2008, I thought that I’d breeze through it. After all, I was a fairly […]

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Tweet Transforming the lives of runners is why I love this job. Hearing the successes of my athletes gets me up in the morning and excited to get to work. Nearly every day my inbox is flooded with success stories – runners who have run unbelievable personal bests, stayed healthy for longer than ever before, […]

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Tweet “I call them business meetings,” pro marathoner Ryan Hall once said about his daily nap. Ryan is the fastest American marathoner and half marathoner of all-time and is so adamant about his regular nap that he insists it’s part of his job: “Everyone else seems to call their afternoon shuteye ‘naps.’ I call them […]

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