Archives for February 2011

How Well Do You Move? Assessing Functional Movement

“Running is easy! Just put one foot in front of the other over and over again.” We’ve all heard it from our non-runner friends.

And they couldn’t be more wrong.

Running is a highly complex motion involving the entire …

The Spectrum of Minimalist Running Shoes

You didn’t think I’d host a Minimalist Running Blog Carnival and not add my own post, did you?! Of course not. To cap off this week’s focus on minimalism, I recorded a video looking at my own minimalist running

The Minimalist Running Blog Carnival

Since Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, the running community has embraced minimalism and barefoot running. It’s not a fad or a passing trend – it’s here to stay.

And for good reason: wearing less shoe can help you …

Unconventional Running Gifts, Offbeat Training Resources, and Personalized Food

Last week as I was completing my long run, I ran by about a hundred other runners in Rock Creek Park. I’m a nerdy guy, so I was evaluating their stride rate, foot strike, pace per mile, and arm …

Turning Running Adversity into Opportunity

The alarm goes off at 5AM; you feel like you haven’t slept at all. It’s raining outside. The treadmills are all taken. Your friends are planning a big party the night before your scheduled long run.

Running has its …

Strength Running is on Facebook! (Plus, Road ID Giveaway)

Strength Runners – I am excited to announce that we now have a Facebook page! Just in case you need another way to hang out with me, Strength Running, and even more awesome training advice.

Strength Running is on Facebook!

Having this page …

The ITB Rehab Routine – Video Demonstration

IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most frustrating injuries for runners. But there’s a way to run pain-free again!

running with it band syndrome

I know a thing or two about having an injured IT band. After the New York City Marathon …

Fitz’s Training Journal: January 2011

Every month on Strength Running I give an overview of my monthly training. Unlike a lot of other running sites out there, I walk the walk and am frequently in a high-volume training cycle.

If you want to see …