Consistency, Personal Records, and Community Inspired Training: An Interview with Steve Speirs

Qualifying for Boston by over 20 minutes. Winning a marathon. Writing a book. Creating an iPhone app for athletes. Running over 3,000 miles in a year.

Steve Speirs has done it all – and more.

He was gracious enough …

Fitz’s Training Journal: February, 2011

Every month on Strength Running I give an overview of my monthly training. Unlike a lot of other running sites out there, I walk the walk (run the run?) and am usually in a high-volume training cycle. February was …

The Runner’s Body as a System: Creating More Holistic Training

While running, your body is orchestrating a complex symphony of muscle movements that help you absorb shock, transfer energy, and stay upright. The coordination to run efficiently is astounding. Your left leg muscles must work in harmony with your …

Polar Bear Run for Autism 5k Race Report

Before today’s post, I want to remind everyone that Road Runner Sports is having an awesome sale where you can get $25 off a $150 purchase (plus 10% off and free shipping if you’re VIP), so get your gear

Prevent Running Injuries: Inefficient Movement Patterns and the FMS

Runners are always looking for the newest way to prevent running injuries and help them train smarter. From compression socks, foam rollers, and even full leg compression sleeves (ridiculous, aren’t they?).

Most of the products that you buy help …

How Well Do You Move? Assessing Functional Movement

“Running is easy! Just put one foot in front of the other over and over again.” We’ve all heard it from our non-runner friends.

And they couldn’t be more wrong.

Running is a highly complex motion involving the entire …

The Spectrum of Minimalist Running Shoes

You didn’t think I’d host a Minimalist Running Blog Carnival and not add my own post, did you?! Of course not. To cap off this week’s focus on minimalism, I recorded a video looking at my own minimalist running

The Minimalist Running Blog Carnival

Minimalist Running

Minimalist Running Blog Carnival - Should You Ditch Your Shoes?

Since Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, the running community has embraced minimalism and barefoot running. It’s not a fad or a passing trend – it’s here to stay.…

Unconventional Running Gifts, Offbeat Training Resources, and Personalized Food

Last week as I was completing my long run, I ran by about a hundred other runners in Rock Creek Park. I’m a nerdy guy, so I was evaluating their stride rate, foot strike, pace per mile, and arm …

Turning Running Adversity into Opportunity

Weather Not Looking Good for Today's Run?

Weather Not Looking Good for Today's Run?

The alarm goes off at 5AM; you feel like you haven’t slept at all. It’s raining outside. The treadmills are all taken. Your friends are planning a big party the night before …