Weight Lifting for Runners: Six Surprising Lessons from a Pro Strength Coach

I love runners who want to improve. They’re learning animals, always vacuuming up knowledge about this great sport.

weight lifting for runners

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Listen in on a Coaching Call About Running a Sub-3 Marathon

For many runners, chasing a sub-3 marathon is a holy grail achievement. And I don’t blame them –  a marathon time that starts with a ‘2’ is exciting!

Lindsey Marathon

Since 2016, I’ve been coaching a tight-knit group of runners in …

Q&A with Coach: Can you run on trails if you’re training for a road race?

There’s an exercise science term that’s incredibly useful when evaluating any training problem: specificity.

Trail Running

The principle of specificity implies that to improve at any physical task, you must perform that task.

  • Training for an ultramarathon? Do your long runs.

How to Rush Marathon Training in a Short Time Period

Marathon training should be taken seriously. But what if your race is rapidly approaching and you’re not quite ready?

Short Marathon Training

I’m sure it’s happened to you at some point: you register for a race but don’t start training right away.…

Running Motivation: How to Find Strength When You’re Feeling Down

Conquering bad days, weeks, or even months is a necessary skill for any runner. Reaching your goals depends on it!

Note: this post was written by Strength Running Content Editor Christine Sandvik.

Running ultra races – particularly 100 …

Running Boston? How to Plan the Morning of the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon has captured the imagination of runners for over a hundred years. And for good reason: it’s considered the “world’s most prestigious marathon.”

Boston Marathon Finisher

First run in 1897 with a mere 18 athletes, the 2017 race had over …

How to Run a Fast Mile, with NCAA Mile Champion Henry Wynne

The Mile: it’s captured the hearts of track fans for generations. And it requires the speed of a sprinter with the endurance of a distance specialist.

How to Run a Fast Mile

The mile is the only imperial distance that survived the metric transition and …

Barefoot Running: Is It Worth the Hype?

Barefoot running is an effective, safe, and fun training tool to help you improve. Unfortunately, it’s widely misunderstood.

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Maggie Callahan on The Benefits of Strength Training

2018 is the Year of Strength and we’re discovering what it means to be a strong, powerful runner (spoiler: it’s achievable!).

Maggie Callahan Strength Training

Last month, we talked lifting and the many benefits of strength training:

  • The scientific reasons for adding

Growth, Support, and the Power of Belief

Last year, I made a New Year’s resolution that changed my life: I resolved to read more books.

My office is starting to feel cramped…

Looking back, I read about one book per month.

I know, I’m not setting …