Welcome to the first episode of Q&A with Coach!

October 6, 2014

Tweet When I started running as a freshman in high school, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. I wore mesh shorts and basketball shoes to the first practice… The worst part? I thought I could do the high jump like track & field… but cross country is ALL running! There are no field events! It’s […]

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I want to buy you a new GoPro Camera

October 1, 2014

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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How to Prevent Shin Splints: Mike Young on Shin Splint Treatments, Causes, and Myths

September 25, 2014

Tweet In this article, you’ll learn how to prevent shin splints – even though it’s a tricky injury to treat. For a coach, shin splints are the most frustrating injury because there’s no definitive cause, treatment, or method of prevention. I previously suffered from shin splints for months so I know how debilitating they can be. What starts […]

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More Confidence, Faster Racing: How Kris Ran a 32 Minute Marathon PR

September 22, 2014

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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It’s Here: The “50 Inspiring Quotes” Free Ebook

September 17, 2014

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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3 Lessons Learned From Running in the Mile High City (and trail photos to make you drool)

September 11, 2014

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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What advice would you give a new runner about running injuries?

September 8, 2014

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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50 Quotes to Inspire You to Run Down Your Dreams (new ebook!)

September 3, 2014

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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Fresh Foam, Fresh Feel: The New Balance 980 Trail Shoe Review

August 28, 2014

Tweet Earlier this year I mentioned that New Balance running shoes never resonated with me. But now, I’m loving them. First it was the New Balance 1400 (I’ve since bought another pair). And now it’s the Fresh Foam 980 Trail. NB is making waves in the running industry by finally making shoes that runners actually […]

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

August 25, 2014

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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