Motivation

Dear Boston Marathon Runners:

by Jason Fitzgerald

Tweet In less than a week, you’ll join over 36,000 other runners from around the globe to run the world’s greatest marathon. But next Monday will be different. Last year the running community was devastated by a senseless tragedy that took three lives, injured over 260 more, and forever changed all of us. Despite all […]

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Tweet Stuck in a rut? Tired of running the same loop at the same pace (in the same shoes) while training for the same race? Fear not, fellow runner. I’ve got strategies up the wazoo to help you spice up your running and inject some flair into your training. See, I’ve been there myself. There have […]

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Tweet It’s going to be a busy spring season – and I’d love you to be a part of it! There are three events coming up that you’re welcomed to attend. There will be more of these as SR grows – and I want to meet as many of you as possible. First, a little […]

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Tweet After working with thousands of runners, I’ve come across more skeptics than I ever thought existed. Runners who insist “that will never work for me!” or “maybe that worked for her… but I’m different.” Having “special snowflake syndrome” is common. We think our problems are unique, our situations novel, and our running goals different. But […]

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Tweet Tune-up races are tough – especially before a marathon. So I’m psyched about my race at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Washington, DC. With five weeks to go before the Boston Marathon, I’m deep in the midst of training: 80+ mile weeks, grueling long runs, and workouts that seem to go […]

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Tweet Every week I share actionable coaching advice that can help you become a better runner. But where do I get ideas for the 400+ articles I’ve written? Click to Tweet: “Read more books! Here are 4 ideas from @JasonFitz1″ Most of them come from the usual suspects: Over 15 years of competitive running experience […]

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Tweet For the last five years, I haven’t had a serious running injury. Until recently - when I injured my Achilles tendon by making a slew of poor training decisions… This was a real injury. Not just the very beginning of an injury that a day off and an aggressive treatment approach will fix. Or a sore or […]

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Tweet There’s something I haven’t told you: treating my IT band syndrome didn’t just revolve around the ITB Rehab Routine. Effective IT band syndrome treatment is much more involved than doing a 10 minute strength routine a few times a week. Sure, this routine was instrumental in getting me healthy. And it’s helped literally thousands of other […]

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Tweet 2014 is the Year of Injury Free Running. And this month, I’m focusing entirely on injury prevention, publishing more than ever on the blog and my email list. Earlier this week I showed you why you’re injured, with specific examples of downright dangerous prevention advice. When I read suggestions on the web to Run less! […]

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Tweet Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be YOURS – are you ready? Every January I like to reflect on the annual highlights and set goals for the next 12 months. And 2013 was our best year ever. How do I know? Well, I judge these things by the accomplishments of the runners that I […]

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