Archives for April 2011

Running Downhill: Preparing for Hilly Courses (Boston Marathon Prep!)

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 …

Strength Running Grows… Are You on the Team?

The last few months on Strength Running have been crazy. I’ve been getting more emails from readers, newsletter sign-ups, overall website traffic, and comments than ever before. Thank you for making this a special place for runners to hang …

How to be a Vegetarian Marathoner – An Interview with Matt Frazier

If you’re training for a marathon and eating vegetarian, you probably have questions about how to eat properly. It’s a common struggle for a lot of vegetarian or vegan endurance athletes.

I’m not a vegetarian but I know …

Happy Birthday Strength Running! Let’s Party

Happy Birthday Strength Running

Today is Strength Running’s first birthday! The past year has flown by and it’s been a wild ride. Thank you to all of my readers who have supported the growth of this website. I wouldn’t be able to put …

Fitz’s Training Journal: March, 2011

Every month on Strength Running I provide an overview of my training, key workouts, and any races that I run. If you want to see what my training looks like on a daily basis, you can follow me on …

Five Running Tips for Beginners – Strength, Recovery, and More

New runners often struggle with training because they have so many questions about day to day training.  Resources like Runner’s World and Active provide large forums for runners to get feedback but I’ve found some of the suggestions there …

Five Lessons Learned from Running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

On Sunday, April 3rd I raced the 2011 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, DC. My net time was 54:52 and I placed 46th out of 6,972 men. If you were to count women, I was 49th out of …

How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor: A Definitive Guide

Last week I received an important question from Chris Lipp, who blogs at Waddling Tuxedo:

I know you have mentioned heart rate monitors in passing during several entries, but have you ever considered a post on the importance/unimportance