Mental Skills Spotlight: How Adam Became Mentally Strong

Runners are always focused on training their bodies with long runs, workouts, and strength training. But why don’t we formally train our minds and develop our mental skills?

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Building mental skills and prioritizing our mindset may sound out …

Performance Psychology for Runners with Dr. Justin Ross

Performance psychology for runners promises to turbocharge your training so you’re able to get the most out of your body on race day. But how does this field of psych relate to endurance running?

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Looking back over my running …

2020: The Year of Mastering Your Mindset

Happy 2020! Welcome to the Year of Mastering Your Mindset – when we focus on our mental fitness and develop the confidence, focus, and mental toughness to reach our biggest running goals.

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Before we explore our new theme for …

A Confession About 2019: Why There Was No “Year Of”…

Every year on Strength Running, I announce a theme that helps us focus on a particular topic throughout the year. But that didn’t happen last year…

This is a tradition that goes back to the very beginning of Strength …

Can I Help You Build Your Mental Fitness?

Running is a physically demanding sport – there’s no question about that. But your success is just as driven by your mental strength as well as your physical prowess.

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A foundation of mental fitness helps you push through tough …

Train Your Mind: How to Get Mentally Fit with Dr. Marc Bubbs

Mental fitness and psychological resiliency are the final frontiers in performance. The potential for your running is stunning…

Happy Mindset

When most of us think about peak performance (for runners, the ability to run a Personal Best), we usually think about …

Introducing: Running Smarter, Running Stronger

A growth mindset is necessary to grow (did I really just type that). But how does a growth mindset relate to running?

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An action shot still from the Running Smarter course

A runner’s growth mindset helps them focus on …

Build Confidence, Intrinsic Motivation, and Drive with Matt Pendola

After over 20 years of training and coaching, the hardest thing about running isn’t the running itself. It’s how you think about running.

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Do you think that you have to do a workout? Or do you think that you…

Katy Sherratt on the Power of Running to Combat Homelessness

Katy Sherratt is the CEO and former COO of the national nonprofit Back on My Feet. They’ve used running to help 7,000 homeless members turn their lives around!

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Anybody who has pursued running understands its immense benefit to not …

Do You Think Linearly About Running?

In running, there are rarely black or white, binary, or simple issues. Caveats and nuance impact every coach’s decisions.

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You’ve probably heard a coach chuckle after saying “it depends” to one of your running questions. It’s the …