Why Periodization Matters for Your Training (and how to make it work for you)

A few years into my running career, I noticed a consistent pattern: every year had the same training rhythm. I later learned about periodization – and how helpful it is for runners.

Principle of Progression

Cyclical training progresses over time

About 15 …

Boost Your Running Alignment to Achieve Your Biggest Goals

If reaching your potential excites you, then the concept of alignment will help you realize everything you’re capable of achieving.

Running Alignment

Alignment is when your goals, actions, and mindset are in harmony and move you toward your potential.

In other …

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.

Runners

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

Running Rogue with Coach Chris McClung

I’ve long said that knowledge is a competitive advantage. Wiser runners make fewer training errors – and reap the benefits.

Running Smart

Education is paramount to success in any endeavor. Running is no different.

I started my own running education by …

9 Ways to Avoid Running Burnout During a Long Season

Longevity. If I had to pick one word to define my ideal relationship with running, that would be it.

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Sadly, these adjectives are probably far more common for many runners: Stress. Injury. Running Burnout.

No matter how much we …

The Best of Strength Running in 2018

Strength Running produces so much multimedia material that you might have missed some of our most popular content last year. Never fear, here’s the best so you don’t miss out!

Jason Podcasting

With 2019 underway, I want to help you get …

How to Set (Any) Goal Time

Running is a uniquely objective sport because at its most fundamental, it’s all about the numbers: mileage, workout splits, and race finish times.

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Of course, most of us run for far more meaningful and valuable reasons than “the numbers” …

What To Do During the Off Season

The holidays have somehow snuck up on us and we’re all feeling the time crunch. How do we find time for our running when time is short?

off season running

Parties, shopping, and kids’ concerts have a way of snagging our free …

Inside My 2005 Training Log: How I Trained for Cross Country

Cross country was always my favorite season of running. Sweaty summer miles lead to fast, fall racing. What could be better?

cross country training

Perhaps my love for cross country is rooted in its team dynamic. It’s a lot more team-oriented than …

How to Use ‘Performance Multipliers’ For Strength and Speed

Running is exciting because it’s cumulative; what you do this week helps you next month. And your training next month helps you next year!

Running performance multipliers

Like compound interest, training benefits increase with time. The physical systems (let’s not …