Welcome to the Running Success Stories page! Here you’ll find motivational stories from runners who have conquered the 5k to the marathon, lost 80 pounds, beaten their running injuries, and accomplished more of their big goals.
Choose one of the running success stories below and get ready to be inspired!
Tweet The biggest lie I hear runners say is, “Coaching is just for fast people.” Ha! Today I want to share a story about Jessica, a 28 year old runner from Colorado. While she knew she wasn’t very fast, she was able to see dramatic improvement (with no injuries) with a little bit of coaching [...]
Tweet Today, I want to ask for YOUR coaching expertise. Michael emailed me recently about his race at the 2013 Houston Marathon. He is a 57 year old runner and triathlete with a previous PR of 3:55. I wrote him a custom training plan, which resulted in him getting a 12 minute PR without any [...]
Tweet A lot of runners find it tough to design a well-rounded training plan. Maybe they don’t know enough, so their running becomes boring. Or maybe they have too much information and succumb to the Try Everything, Try Nothing Approach to running. It’s easy to find a training plan and some strength workouts online. But are they [...]
Tweet Imagine that you’re in great shape. You’re really fit. So you want to tackle a marathon. You register and line up on race day… only to hit the wall at mile 20, walk a few miles, and finish much slower than you thought. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? That’s exactly what happened to Rob. After spending 25 [...]
Tweet Isn’t it odd how some runners see massive success while others flounder and never reach their potential? See, the difference between a “good” runner and someone who stagnates, running the same times over and over again without ever seeing progress is that good runners take more initiative. They take action and ownership over their training. [...]
Tweet Is it possible to run a huge PR, avoid the infamous “marathon bonk,” and recover quickly from the race? You bet! Mark racing a half marathon before his PR Marathon I talk a lot about “small wins” – they’re the little training victories like negative splitting a long run, being more consistent, and reaching [...]
Tweet At the 2012 Boston Marathon, runners faced an even more daunting challenge than Heartbreak Hill: a scorching temperature of 88 degrees with unseasonably high humidity. Racing a marathon in the heat is difficult. In fact, after race organizers recommended only the fittest runners start the race, 16% of registered runners decided not to compete on April [...]
Tweet My favorite aspect of Strength Running is helping runners completely transform their lives. I love success stories because they’re great case studies on what others can do to improve so they can finally reach their goals of feeling healthy, energetic, and in better shape. Overweight? Here’s how to lose 80 pounds. Not running fast? Here’s [...]
Tweet Making the transition from a team sport athlete to a runner can be tough. I know, I used to be a basketball player. When I stopped growing at 5’7″, my dreams of dunking an alley-ooped basketball died faster than I did at the NYC Marathon (too soon?). This is me – on a 7 [...]
Tweet Have you ever been in a rut, running the same routine for years? It happens to every runner. You get comfortable. Running routes get familiar. You stick with the same pair of shoes, the same handful of workouts, and the same long run. After a few months, you stop improving. This is what happened [...]