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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How to Become An Ultramarathoner: 5 No-BS Steps to Running Your First Ultra

August 18, 2014

Tweet Doug Hay is a 5-time ultramarathon finisher and the creator of the trail running blog, Rock Creek Runner. Just recently he finished the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run. He is also the co-host of the No Meat Athlete Radio podcast, author of Discover Your Ultramarathon, and his work has been featured in Competitor, Outside Magazine, and Washingtonian […]

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The Uncanny “7 Strategies to Run Your Fastest Marathon” Podcast with Matt Frazier

August 12, 2014

Tweet The marathon: for many, it’s a mythical unicorn. Capturing a great performance can be elusive and may take years. Jason and Matt on the days they ran their fastest marathons When I ran my first marathon, New York City in 2008, I thought that I’d breeze through it. After all, I was a fairly […]

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Struggle with Foot Injuries? Get Healthy With These Foot Exercises

August 7, 2014

Tweet Why do we ignore strength exercises for our feet when each foot contains more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments? The human foot is an anatomical miracle, able to support hundreds of pounds with an arch that provides energy return when we walk and run. With hundreds of individual “pieces,” it’s no small feat to […]

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Frustrated, Slow and Injured: How DeAnne Got Healthy And Ran a 22 Minute PR

August 4, 2014

Tweet Transforming the lives of runners is why I love this job. Hearing the successes of my athletes gets me up in the morning and excited to get to work. Nearly every day my inbox is flooded with success stories – runners who have run unbelievable personal bests, stayed healthy for longer than ever before, […]

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Change is a Good Thing: Announcing the Next Chapter of My Life

July 29, 2014

Tweet In the immortal words of C.S. Lewis: It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. […]

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