Happy Birthday to Me! A Gift for You (and a quick question)

Last weekend I turned 31 years old. Or as my sister commented:

“Jason!!! I can’t believe how old you are. It’s gross.”

Thanks, sis.

It was a fun weekend of running (18 mile long run at altitude!), eating (I can’t quit you, Voodoo Doughnuts), and stealing Halloween candy from my daughter. She’s too young!

But as I enter the twilight of my youth, I began thinking about all the cool things that happened in the last year, like meeting pro Shalane Flanagan at a private Runner’s World event.

Jason and Shalane

My daughter Reagan turned one and I watched her stuff an entire Cookie Monster cupcake in her mouth.

I started doing more speaking, both at the In the Capital fitness conference and a private presentation.

Strength Running’s flagship program, Injury Prevention for Runners, has helped close to 1,000 runners with their injury woes.

But as I’m fond of saying, I’m much more proud of YOUR results. Working with many of you is a dream come true and helping you accomplish your running goals is why I love going to work every day.

We’ve gotten new personal bests, run more consistently, and stayed healthy for longer than we thought possible.

In fact, handling the hundreds of SR testimonials like these is becoming more and more time consuming. But I love it because it means our message is spreading.

The SR community has more than doubled since last year and I’m eternally grateful that your passion for running fuels our shared quest to become better runners.

Instead of asking for gifts (unless you want to send me an Alter-G, of course), I want to give you a gift.

The 52 Workouts Guide: Revised, Expanded, and now on the Kindle!

Those of you who have been here since the early days know that the first digital guide I released was 52 Workouts, 52 Weeks: A Workout a Week for the Next Year.52 Workouts Cover Photo

It was free – and still is today. The book showcases 52 of my favorite workouts, from various types of long runs, tempos, sprint workouts, and group runs.

Over the last week, I’ve given the book an overhaul:

  • Revised workout descriptions
  • Expanded text and updated definitions
  • Bonus section on the mileage, workouts, and long run progressions that helped me run 2:39:32 at the Philadelphia Marathon

The current, updated edition of the book is now available on the Kindle and as an instant download here.

The instant download will always be free. And until Saturday, the Kindle version is free too! (I can’t price a Kindle book for free forever – after Saturday it will be $.99 so grab your copy now).

52 Workouts will help you break out of a rut if you’re tired of doing the same workouts over and over again (or none at all).

I put hours into revisions and spent hundreds hiring a designer to edit and format the new version, so I hope you enjoy it!

What do you want from Strength Running?

I’m constantly trying to make SR better for you.

Over the last year, my most popular coaching service – the PR Race Plan – has been changed so now runners get an easier to read, newly formatted custom training plan, plus a collection of text, audio, and video resources in addition to their plan.

I’ve invested thousands of dollars into video production so you can watch clearer, more helpful running videos (like Q&A with Coach).

And there are many more secret projects in store for you and I just can’t wait to share them soon.

But I don’t create these things in a vacuum – I’m constantly listening to your feedback and adjusting.

For my birthday, will you answer a few quick questions? I need your thoughts to make Strength Running the best running resource available.

Please take two minutes and take this (very) short survey to help me create the most helpful content for you.

As always, thanks for reading and being here.

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