Motivation

Tweet Do you think running is fun? Honestly, sometimes even I dread my daily run. It can feel like a chore – a hassle that takes away from time better spent working, with your family, or sleeping. And now that most of us are dealing with cold weather and the holiday season, running is even more […]

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Why We Love Running (in pictures)

by Jason Fitzgerald

Tweet Runners enjoy certain perks that non-runners will never experience. In an hour, we can explore a national park or city that would take days to see if we weren’t running. The process of exploration is much faster; it’s even helped me discover glaciers, hidden trails, and volcanos that I never would have seen. But our love […]

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Tweet In a world hyper focused on specialization, it’s rare to meet a modern Renaissance Man. But today, prepare yourself for an exclusive interview with Max King. Max King has been dominating the running world for years. Listing his accomplishments would take thousands of words, so here’s a summary: 6th place, 2012 Olympic Trials 3,000m […]

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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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