Jason Koop on Coaching Competence and Smarter Training

‘Improvement’ is why I fell in love with running. Seeing my ability to run further or faster improve over time became intoxicating.

Jason high school

Racing the 2-mile for Lexington High School, 2002.

My addiction to improvement and progress was, in hindsight, …

How to Run Faster Based on Your Runner Archetype

There are so many ways of improving: higher mileage, strength training, faster workouts… But if you want to know how to run faster, which is best for you?

how to run faster

No matter who you are or how long you’ve been running, …

The Annual Running Plan: Maximize Your Speed By Planning Long Term

Would you like an advantage typically reserved for the best runners in the world? How much faster could you be if you used this advantage to its full potential?

Annual Running Plan

That advantage is the foresight to create an annual running

3 Lies that Beginner Runners Should Ignore

New runners have every reason to be excited – there’s no doubt that running has the potential to change your life.

Beginner Runners

Just look at the benefits:

  • Better overall health
  • More strength
  • Higher cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased confidence
  • You look better

The Thrill of Being a New Runner (and a bonus podcast!)

Starting to run is an exciting time to be alive – like your first day of college or having your first child.

Beginner Running

Just think back to when you started running…

The endorphins. The rush of beginning a new sport …

Behind the Scenes: Listen to a Coaching Call on How to Run a Faster Marathon

Have you ever ran a long race – like a half-marathon or marathon? If so, you know how hard they can be…

marathon wall

Over the last 11 months, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many Team Strength Running members run …

Mario Fraioli on the Benefits, Lessons, and Problems with Virtual Coaching

The Strength Running Podcast returns! And our guest – Mario Fraioli – is here to talk about coaching for runners.

Mario Fraioli

Mario is the founding head coach at Ekiden coaching, a 2:28 marathoner, and the 2012 Costa Rican Men’s …

What Does a Running Coach Actually DO?

Put one foot in front of the other! Go faster!” Alright, now my job is done! Time to hit the showers.

Strength Running Team

Is that really all that running coaches do?

No, of course not. Coaching runners is a …

On Failure

Let’s talk about failure. I’m sure you’re familiar with it as a runner:

  • Missing your weekly mileage goal
  • The wheels falling off during a race (when you knew you were ready for a PR!)
  • Yet another running injury…

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 …