Archives for November 2011

Cycling or Spinning? The Best Cross Training for Runners

What’s a better cross training exercise for runners, cycling on the road or spinning?


Runners are always looking for ways to get in better shape. When I was in college, I got a Trek road bike to stay fit

Lessons from a 2:39 Marathon: Philly Race Report

On November 20th, I raced the Philadelphia Marathon and finished 42nd in a time of 2:39:32, a PR of over 5 minutes.

I never hit the wall, barely slowed down at all during the last 6.2 miles, and felt …

Don’t Let Your Engine Outpace Your Chassis: How to Build a Strong Body

I love this analogy: Don’t let your engine outpace your chassis.

How to Build a Strong Body

It’s a simple analogy that refers to your metabolic or aerobic fitness (endurance) vs. your structural fitness (bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles). I like to tell my …

The Five Types of Runners (Running Infographic)

Time for some fun today. Have you noticed that there are many types of runners these days? So have I….

All artwork is custom designed by Meaghan Fitzgerald for Strength Running (yep, my wife is an artist). Please share

Case Study: How Sam went from a DNF to a 2nd Place Age Group Finish

Have you ever been in a rut, not improving and running slower than you used to?

It’s a difficult situation. You want to desperately improve and feel better on your training runs but you’re not sure what to do. …

19 Tweetable Running Quotes on Motivation, Racing, and Reaching Your Goals

Sometimes brevity is best. The most inspiring motivation often comes from a single sentence.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of quotes that are sure to inspire you to be the best runner you can be. …

How to Choose Running Shoes: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It

How the hell do you choose the right pair of running shoes?

How to Choose Running Shoes

Beginner runners usually have no idea so they head to the specialty running store to get an “expert” evaluation. The specialist will look at the new runner’s …

Creating the Marathon Mindset: October’s Training Journal

[Reminder: I’m giving away a free month of personalized coaching! If you want in, check out the details here.]

“In football, you might get your bell rung, but you go in with the expectation that you might get

1-on-1 Coaching – Free for a Month

Today I turn 28.


I’m going to do something a little weird on my birthday – I’m going to give one of you a gift. I don’t want anything. I just want to help one of you who …