7 Running Drills to Improve Speed, Form and Efficiency

When I first started performing running drills, I felt silly. Aren’t neon short shorts embarrassing enough?!

Running Form Drills

Now I had to include skips, hops, and other form drills. It made me feel silly to prance around like this – until …

Are Hill Sprints a Secret Weapon for Injury Prevention and Speed?

How many of us sprint on a regular basis? My guess: only a tiny minority of runners ever sprint.

Hill Sprints Steep Grade

It’s important to understand the definition of the word sprint: it’s to run as fast as you can. It’s …

6 Workouts That Make Running Fast Easier

The best way to get faster actually has nothing to do with speed. Just run more and you’ll gain the endurance to run faster races.

Run Fast

But instead of standing on my soapbox yelling about high mileage all the time …

What Are Strides? Why You Need to be Running Strides (Video)

What are strides? I get this question ALL THE TIME so I thought it would be helpful to explain exactly what they are and how to use them in your training.

I also surveyed runners on Twitter – you …

5 Simple Running Drills You Can Do Anywhere

When I’m traveling, I find it really hard to warm up properly before I go running. The drills I do, especially the iron cross and hurdle seat exchange dynamic stretches, take up a lot of space. Knocking over a …

How Often Should Distance Runners Do Sprint Training?

This is a guest post from David Csonka, author of NaturallyEngineered.com.

Many of the best runners incorporate sprinting into their training routines, and I have no doubt that you as a Strength Running reader do so as well. …

Running Downhill: Preparing for Hilly Courses (Boston Marathon Prep!)

The Boston Marathon was last week and it was a helluva race.

The elites took advantage of a strong tailwind and favorable temperatures to run incredibly fast: the winning time was 2:03:02 – the fastest time ever run. American …

Developing Running Coordination and Athleticism (Or, Preventing One-Dimensional Fitness)

Runners can be in great shape, but most of them aren’t very athletic. Two of the worst basketball players I’ve ever seen were three-season runners. Ask most runners to hurdle, dribble a soccer ball, or cut back and forth …

Strength Exercises for Runners: It’s Time to Level Up Your Running

Running injuries happen for so many reasons – aggressive mileage increases, running too fast on your easy days, poor running form, muscle imbalances, and lack of recovery between hard workouts. Do you notice a theme here? All of these

Tap Your Inner Caveman: Regain Your Primal Speed with Sprint Workouts

Develop Your Speed with Sprint Workouts...but not on railroad tracks.

As distance runners, the majority of our mileage is fairly easy – and it should be.  Maintenance distance runs make up most of our weekly training.  After all, you …