Archives for April 2016

In Defense of Specialization: How CrossFit Gets it Wrong (again)

I. Am. Fired. Up. CrossFit has – yet again – got my blood boiling with their utter nonsense.

CrossFit Meme

As you probably know, I don’t think CrossFit is smart training (for anybody, not just runners). It’s simply hard exercise for …

How to Save Money on Running Shoes

Every time one of these questions lands in my inbox, a runner trips in a pothole and loses a season from injury:

“What are the best shoes to help heal my plantar fasciitis?”

“I pronate slightly more than normal

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tempo Runs

There’s one workout that every endurance runner should be running. This¬†“bread and butter” workout is the almighty¬†tempo run.

Tempo runs are beneficial for …

Strength Running Turns 6 Years Old!

Six years ago, I published my first article on this site. What started as an experiment has exploded into the running community you see today.

Team Strength Running Locations

We’re now 56,000+ runners strong from all over the world. We could sell out …

You be the Coach: How should John pace his marathon?

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, there’s ample opportunity for things to go wrong. Fueling, pacing, health, and even your mindset can be ravaged by the marathon.


One of the most difficult aspects of running the …

The #1 Way to Reach All of Your Running Goals

I’ve been coaching runners since 2010 – and I’m in awe of how many lives I’ve touched over the years. SR has been visited by over 6,000,000 people from almost every country in the world:

Strength Running International

I’m coming for you …