I almost quit… but then ran the race of my life. How?

Have you ever been ready to quit on your training? Maybe it’s because you just got busy, every run felt terrible, or you saw virtually no progress.

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

I know the feeling – the same thing has happened to me …

Do You Make These Running Mistakes? (they cost me years of improvement…)

Everything changed when it dawned on me that I’m a runner. It was my first track season and I LOVED everything about running:

  • My teammates were hilarious and pushed me to run faster
  • I liked seeing tangible, objective

What I’ve Learned from Coaching 1,500+ Runners

2016 is the Year of the Team – and we’re learning why support and an encouraging team can help you accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

Jason_Team

But why are so many runners struggling with inconsistent training, low motivation, …

Happy 2016! Welcome to the Year of the Team

Welcome to 2016! Are you ready to have your best year of running ever?

7 Surprising Life Lessons From Running Over 40,000 Miles

Sooner or later, every runner realizes that running is actually a metaphor for life.

Endure

It’s no surprise that there are countless quotes about this issue:

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain

How Alex recovered from 6 months of knee pain to run his fastest 5k in 10 years

The top mistake I see runners make is not fixing an easily fixable problem. It makes intuitive sense, right?

Alex Runners Knee

But I hear some variation of this almost every day:

It’s now been 3+ months (and two months of PT)

The Secrets to Consistent Running (even when you don’t feel like it)

You and I both know that consistency is the “secret sauce” to successful running. I’ve been ranting and raving about it for years!

Consistent RunningConsistent running allows you to:

How one beginning runner built his confidence and ran two personal bests

Have you ever noticed that running seems to be entirely mental? Sure, the physical side of training is important. But your inner confidence is just as important!

Mark success story

You might have seen this quote:

“Long distance running is 90% mental

CNN’s Tom Foreman on Running Dangerously and Setting Outlandish Goals

Earlier this week, we talked about the value of the pursuit of running goals. Like they say, the journey matters more than the destination.

Amit captured this idea in the comments:

I just like achieving near impossible goals

The Pursuit of Running Goals and Lifelong Happiness

Have you ever met someone who’s been running for 20 years or more? Whenever I do, they’re bubbling with life.

Happy Runner

Recently I spoke at the National Endurance Sports Summit at Princeton University. Joining me were ultra legends like …