All Posts by Jason Fitzgerald

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

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Training Design Cross Country Training

Twelve years ago, I had a Michael Phelps moment. I was eating nearly twice as much food and still feeling famished all day (I didn’t gain a pound, either).

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Diet Success Stories eating for energy nutrition for runners

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!

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Diet Training Design performance multiplier

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?

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Coaching Training Design How to Run Faster

Long gone are the days when yoga was practiced only by the fringe. Now, it’s used by the best athletes around the world to improve their performances.

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Core Workouts Injury Prevention Podcast Yoga for Runners

Coaching allows me to change people’s mindset and even their bodies through running and lifting. These transformations are the most rewarding part of being a coach.

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Strength Workouts Success Stories Running and Lifting Weight Lifting for Runners

Running your first marathon is exciting, terrifying, and rewarding at the same time. This post will help you make it less terrifying and more rewarding!

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Marathon Podcast running your first marathon

Can you imagine having IT band pain for months when running, going up stairs, and even walking? Here’s how one runner healed her ITBS pain and is now running stronger than ever.

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Injury Prevention Success Stories it band pain

Running injuries are the bane of every runner. Can you just imagine how you’d feel if you were strong enough to prevent more injuries?

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Barefoot running Injury Prevention mark cucuzzella

Did you know that some injury prevention strategies work better than others? You probably do – it’s common sense and it’s absolutely true that some strategies are far better than others!

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Injury Prevention

We’re discussing the sensitive but important topic of eating disorders in runners today with my guest, Annyck Besso, RD. It’s one that needs more oxygen and air – and I hope you’ll join the conversation.

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Uncategorized eating disorders in runners

Often the most difficult part of running off-road is simply finding running trails near you! What if you don’t even live near trails?

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Uncategorized running trails near me

This week, we’re focusing on movement knowledge, coordination, and how to move more athletically to prevent injuries and race faster.

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Uncategorized Athleticism Injury Prevention Movement Knowledge

Today is an important day: I want to help you improve your athleticism and capability as an athlete.

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Uncategorized how to improve athleticism

Buckle up, runners! We’re diving deep into the art of coaching, performance, and improvement with coach Jonathan Marcus today.

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Uncategorized Coach Jonathan Marcus

If you’re like most runners, every so often you’ll have a big question pop up. It might be about an injury, upcoming race, or how to tackle your training. But who do you ask?

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Uncategorized Running Questions Tina Muir

It’s no surprise that running gets harder as you get older. Recovery is slower, VO² max is lower, and injury risks are more numerous. How can the older runner keep running strong – and healthy?

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Gym Workouts Strength Workouts master's runner older runner running for seniors

Running is simple – but it ain’t easy. Nutrition is similar: simplicity is far more effective but hard to find. It’s like we pride ourselves on making things harder than they need to be…

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Diet nutrition for runners Running with Diabetes

Running your first marathon can be daunting, especially if you haven’t been training for years already. If you have questions, you’re in the right place!

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Marathon Podcast run first marathon

Trail running can be more technical and challenging than running on the roads. With the added difficulty, how do you prevent injuries on the trails?

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Injury Prevention Trail Running

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?

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Coaching Training Design Uncategorized annual running plan Running Season

If there’s one exercise that’s perfect for runners, it’s the squat. But should we squat only one way? Can we use different types of squats to get even stronger?

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Gym Workouts Strength Workouts Types of Squats

Throughout history, humans have doubted their own abilities. For some reason, we love self-imposed limitations…

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Aerobic Support Podcast Alex Hutchinson endurance Endure

Fartlek training is a versatile, powerful, and silly-sounding way to run fast workouts. And fartleks can be done by anybody – virtually anywhere.

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Aerobic Support Neuromuscular Workouts Training Design Fartlek Training Fartlek Workout

Learning from the best is important – because “the best” are, by definition, the individuals at the top of the game.

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Injury Prevention Podcast Team Strength Running

Running motivation: sometimes you have it, sometimes you don’t. But can you create it out of thin air?

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Motivation Running Motivation

If you run and one of your top goals is injury prevention, you are one smart runner (injuries afflict up to 75% of runners every single year!).

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Injury Prevention

Most of us don’t have six hours per day to dedicate to running. Though if we did, I’m sure we’d all love that freedom!

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Marathon Podcast Keira Damato Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier

The topic of “getting faster” is compelling because there are so many options of accomplishing this goal! They’re nearly endless…

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Q&amp A with Coach Half Marathon

Stretch goals – those that are on the border of possible and impossible – are the most exciting type of goal to set.

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Podcast Tyler Andrews ultramarathon

I love runners who want to improve. They’re learning animals, always vacuuming up knowledge about this great sport.

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Gym Workouts Interviews Strength Workouts Weight Lifting for Runners

For many runners, chasing a sub-3 marathon is a holy grail achievement. And I don’t blame them –  a marathon time that starts with a ‘2’ is exciting!

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Marathon Podcast Sub-3 Marathon

There’s an exercise science term that’s incredibly useful when evaluating any training problem: specificity.

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Q&amp A with Coach specificity Trail Running

Marathon training should be taken seriously. But what if your race is rapidly approaching and you’re not quite ready?

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Marathon Marathon Training

The Boston Marathon has captured the imagination of runners for over a hundred years. And for good reason: it’s considered the “world’s most prestigious marathon.”

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Marathon Racing Boston Marathon

The Mile: it’s captured the hearts of track fans for generations. And it requires the speed of a sprinter with the endurance of a distance specialist.

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Podcast Racing How to Run a Fast Mile

Barefoot running is an effective, safe, and fun training tool to help you improve. Unfortunately, it’s widely misunderstood.

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Barefoot running

2018 is the Year of Strength and we’re discovering what it means to be a strong, powerful runner (spoiler: it’s achievable!).

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Podcast Strength Workouts Success Stories Benefits of Strength Training Maggie Callahan

Last year, I made a New Year’s resolution that changed my life: I resolved to read more books.

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Motivation Growth Mindset

The most rewarding aspect of running might be its community: come for the PR, stay for the people!

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Motivation Podcast Another Mother Runner Dimity McDowell

Base training (also called the introductory or foundational training period) is the first phase of a training cycle. It’s what prepares runners for the more challenging, race-specific workouts that come later.

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Aerobic Support Neuromuscular Workouts Base Training

Running can be deceptively complex: for anybody chasing a Personal Best, it’s certainly not “just put one foot in front of the other!”

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Podcast Training Design Coaching Advice How to Start Running

The average human male needs about 2,500 calories a day to support his weight and metabolism. Jesse Thomas eats more than double that.

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Diet Podcast Jesse Thomas nutrition for runners

Over the last few weeks, I’ve fielded hundreds of lifting questions from runners who all want to know, “How do I lift the right way?

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Neuromuscular Workouts Podcast Strength Workouts Weight Lifting for Runners

The Year of Strength has taught us that lifting weights is critical for runners. It’s not cross-training – it’s just training.

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Strength Running Updates Strength Workouts High Performance Lifting

Have you ever started something new and made yourself feel silly? I wore basketball shoes to cross country practice, so I know the feeling…

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Gym Workouts Strength Workouts How to Start Lifting Weights

I’m ready to make 2018 your best year of running ever. Will you join me and take the next step with your training?

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Strength Workouts Training Design Strength Training for Runners