Rik’s Speedy IT Band Recovery: 7 Quick Lessons on How to Deal with Injuries

Rik is a runner who sets big goals – actually, ENORMOUS goals that most of us wouldn’t ever dream of imagining.

Rik Running Healthy

At the age of 40, Rik found that he was overweight and prioritized work over fitness. Like many …

Becoming a Trail Runner: Adventures with Hail, Mud, and Blood in my First Trail Half Marathon

Trail running has always been a big part of my training. Whether I was on a team in college or training solo for my first marathon, I’ve always gravitated toward the off-road experience.

Trail Running Tips for Adventure Addicts: Risks, Benefits, and How to Get Started

Trail running captured my heart in 2000 – and I’m still obsessed with getting off the road.

Jason Trail Running

My cross country team began running half our mileage in the woods around town during my Junior year of high school. Maybe …

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

The Good, The Weird, and The Smelly: 7 Things to Know Before Marrying a Runner

Thinking about marrying a runner? It has its benefits: our goal-driven personalities help us succeed in other areas of life. We have endurance, helpful for… extracurricular activities…

But of course, there are drawbacks. Like when you accidentally catch a …

How to Improve Your Marathon by 38 Minutes (after a serious injury)

Have you ever suffered from a running injury? I sure have – in fact, for 6 years I was constantly hurt!

Running after injury

I came down with almost every injury in the book:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Low back pain (SI

New Giveaway: Your Dream Race Weekend

Long-time Strength Running readers know that I do things a little differently here.

I put my email readers on a pedestal, giving them free resources, bonus running advice, and early access to new programs.

And if you’ve invested in …

What “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone” Actually Looks Like

This year I’m challenging you to Get Out of Your Comfort ZoneTo do things differently. To remember that “what got you here, won’t get you there.”

Remember, as Coach Jay Johnson once said:

To do something you’ve

Announcing 2015: The Year of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

In 2002, my track coach issued a powerful challenge that forever changed how I approached racing, training, and improvement.

The challenge? To get out of your comfort zone.

Superman

In fact, during most races you could find him in …

Happy New Year! You’re not setting resolutions… are you?

Every January, I get more excited than when brand spankin’ new running shoes get delivered. Yes, I’m a New Year’s nerd.

New Year

But you might be surprised that I don’t set resolutions. The way most people do them is …