Archives for October 2011

When Winning is Losing: Learning From a 1st Place Half-Marathon

Winning a half-marathon is usually reserved for the elite. But last Saturday, I won my very first half by over 13 minutes.

On 10/22 I raced the Run for the Hills Half-Marathon in McHenry, IL and finished in 1:15:07

Welcome to the NEW Strength Running!

Don’t worry; you’re in the right place. Strength Running just got a new design!

After lots of feedback from runners on my insiders list, the final site design is ready to go. What do you think?

A huge

Sitting All Day is Bad For You, So What’s a Tired Runner To Do?

Every few months there’s a new fitness or health topic that ripples through the tubes of the internet.

Years ago it was the Paleo Diet (which is legit).

Then we all heard about Vitamin D and it’s apparent long …

Should You Have Sex The Night Before a Race? Fitness Wisdom from “Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?”

Quick note: I’m accepting one more runner into my Full Coaching program. If you’re interested in working with me on a 1-on-1 basis, email me and let’s chat.

I just finished Alex Hutchinson’s book Which Comes First, Cardio or

11 Questions Every Runner Should Be Able to Answer. Can You?

Are you growing as a runner, moving closer toward your goals?


Almost everyone thinks they are. But to truly reach your potential, there are certain things about your training you should understand.

When you know as much as possible …

Garmin Forerunner Watch Review (Actually, Three of Them!)

Long-time readers of this site know that I don’t encourage runners to rely on technology as a crutch when they’re training. I believe in running by feel and avoiding technology if you can.

But I’m in the minority. Most …

How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis: Hacking the Vampire Bite of Running Injuries

I crested the top of the hill, the hot summer sun beating on my bare shoulders. I had just finished my eighth hill repetition on a narrow, winding trail near my home town of Lexington, MA.

Cure Plantar Fasciitis

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Patience, #RunStreak, and Psuedo-Injuries: September’s Training Journal

September – what a month! Lots of lessons to be learned and milestones to be celebrated.

First, September was my highest volume month of 2011! I ran 342 miles, or an average of about 80 miles per week. …