Is a Heel Strike Bad? How to Think About Foot Strike and Running

Your foot is the first point of contact between the ground and your body. Since running is an impact sport, let’s be sure that foot strike is healthy!

Foot Strike Running

Foot strike didn’t used to be so complicated.

During my running …

What’s the Best Running Cadence? How to Know Your Ideal Step Rate

In 2010, my obsession with running form peaked. I started caring about things that I never thought of before, like running cadence, foot strike, and how shoes impacted our form.

Jason Running Cadence

Working on my turnover in the mountains of Colorado

Mobility Training for Runners: Get Mobile and Thrive

Mobility might be one of the most important aspects of fitness for runners outside of endurance and strength. If you’re mobile, you’re one hell of an athlete.

Hurdle Mobility Training

Hurdling is fantastic mobility training for runners

First, a quick story.

2006 …

District Track’s Tom Brumlik on How to Train for the 800m

The District Track Club is an elite running group in Washington, DC. And coach Tom Brumlik is here to help demystify 800m training.

District Track Club

The 800-meter distance is a magical race: it’s a terrifying journey into the heart of …

Running Form Expert Matt Phillips on Gait Retraining and Cues

Proper running form is a hot topic. And for good reason! An economical stride helps you run faster – with fewer injuries.

Running Gait

But running form is also complex. While simplification is usually preferred, most coaches will answer “it depends” …

Running Technique Made Simple: 3 Fixes to Upgrade Your Form

We’ve all heard that “running is just putting one foot in front of the other.” But is running technique really that simple?

Running Technique

The complicated answer is that running technique is both simple and complex.

It’s simple because every human …

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.

glute strengthening

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

Is a Running Form Analysis Right For You?

You’ve probably heard about running form analysis or know someone who has been through it. But do you know what it is exactly, or if you can benefit?

Running Form

Let’s be clear from the start about what it’s not: Going …

Run Healthy Forever: Drills and Recovery Advice for a Lifetime of Pain-Free Running

Speed and Personal Bests are exciting. But have you thought about the longevity of your running career?

Run Healthy

Odds are that if running is important to you, you’ll want to run healthy for the rest of your life.

Accomplished runner …

Speed Training 101: How to Improve Your Top End Running Speed

During college workouts when my existence shrank into a singularity of suffering and time stalled, I remember laughing at the sprinters. You call THAT a speed workout?!

Speed Training Sprint Development

But it was – and I didn’t know what I was talking …