Neuromuscular Workouts

Tweet How many of us sprint on a regular basis? My guess: only a tiny minority of runners ever sprint. It’s important to understand the definition of the word sprint: it’s to run as fast as you can. It’s a maximum effort, at maximum intensity, with 100% power. It’s as fast as you can possibly go. But […]

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Tweet 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. But instead of standing on my soapbox yelling about high mileage all the time (my wife has warned me to keep my voice down), I’m going to share several types […]

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Tweet 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 can follow me @JasonFitz1 – to see if they ran strides. I’m glad I’m not the […]

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Tweet 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 coffee table is a real possibility when you’re swinging your legs back and forth with […]

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Tweet 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. It’s a powerful training tool that when utilized properly can transform your performance and help you to […]

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Tweet 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 Ryan Hall raced 2:04:58, the fastest time ever run by an American. The women’s race […]

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Tweet 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 on a football field and you will see some of the most laughable movements. This […]

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Tweet 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 reasons for injury are preventable. What if I told you that you could improve your […]

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Tweet 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 can’t run hard every day. But should you run fast every day?  Maybe not every day, but there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that […]

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