Two Surprising Prevention Strategies from Two Pro Athletes

The first 11 years of my running career had me constantly battling foot injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, IT Band Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and a chronic SI joint problem.

No wonder I’m biased toward injury prevention!

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

After years of …

Peter Bromka on the Fear and Hope of the Marathon

26.2 miles is an enchanting distance; it’s approachable but long enough to humble even the best runners. What is it about the marathon that has captured the imaginations of so many of us?

Peter Bromka

Perhaps the marathon is so captivating …

How to Avoid the Dark Side of Passion and Build a Sustainable Running Obsession

I’ll openly admit I got addicted to running when I started. The progress! The improvements! The thrill of running faster and faster got me hooked. But… was it healthy?

Jason (right) did not perfect the final lean until college…

Glute Strengthening for Runners: How to Get Started

Big butts, I cannot lie: they’re great for runners. But our glute muscles are often neglected – and that’s leaving a lot of runners injured.

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The glutes are really made up of three separate muscles that make your booty …

3:53 Miler Craig Engels on Training for Speed and his ’80s-era Mustache

Craig Engels is one of the biggest personalities in track and field. He’s also a 3:53 miler who loves to crush opponents on the track.

 

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How Deena Kastor Used Her Mind to Become a World-Class Athlete

Deena Kastor is arguably the best distance runner of a generation. And she didn’t get there just by having the most physical talent…

Deena Kastor

During much of her career, Deena relied on talent and a hard-charging attitude to win races. …

The Truth About Static Stretching for Runners

Static stretching was probably introduced to you when you first started running. Hell, you probably stretched before you ever went running!

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But it’s time to confront the conventional wisdom that runners need static stretching, especially before a run.

We …

Running for Enlightenment with Filmmaker Sanjay Rawal

Running gives us far more than better health and brag-worthy PR’s. It helps us discover our limits, pursue personal growth, and learn more about what makes us tick as human beings.

Sanjay Rawal

Sanjay enjoying a run

Many of us start …

9 Ways to Avoid Running Burnout During a Long Season

Longevity. If I had to pick one word to define my ideal relationship with running, that would be it.

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Sadly, these adjectives are probably far more common for many runners: Stress. Injury. Running Burnout.

No matter how much we …

Meb Keflezighi: The Molding of a Distance Runner

Meb Keflezighi is one of the best distance runners ever to run for the United States. He’s also humble, curious, thoughtful, and an ambassador to the sport admired by legions of fans around the world.

Meb Keflezighi Marathon

If you’re not familiar …