All Posts by Jason Fitzgerald

Faster recovery is intoxicating to runners because it means we can then train harder (and get faster!). But how can we boost our recovery abilities?

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Injury Prevention Podcast recovery alex ellis

On June 1st, I was disqualified from the 2019 Golden Gate Dirty 30 12-mile trail race. It was an absolute blast!

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Motivation Racing Dirty 30

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

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Podcast Training Design chris mcclung rogue running

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

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Form and Mechanics Running technique

Kate Grace is one of the most dominant middle distance runners in the country. Her nickname – Fast Kate – tells you what type of runner she is!

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Podcast fast kate grace

The first 11 years of my running career had me constantly battling foot injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, IT Band Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and a chronic SI joint problem.

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Injury Prevention prevent injury

26.2 miles is an enchanting distance; it’s approachable but long enough to humble even the best runners. What is it about the marathon that has captured the imaginations of so many of us?

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Marathon Podcast Boston Marathon peter bromka

I’ll openly admit I got addicted to running when I started. The progress! The improvements! The thrill of running faster and faster got me hooked. But… was it healthy?

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Motivation Podcast brad stulberg passion

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.

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Form and Mechanics Strength Workouts glute strengthening for runners

Craig Engels is one of the biggest personalities in track and field. He’s also a 3:53 miler who loves to crush opponents on the track.

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Podcast craig engels

Deena Kastor is arguably the best distance runner of a generation. And she didn’t get there just by having the most physical talent…

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mental toughness Podcast deena kastor

Static stretching was probably introduced to you when you first started running. Hell, you probably stretched before you ever went running!

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Injury Prevention recovery best stretches for runners static stretching

Running gives us far more than better health and brag-worthy PR’s. It helps us discover our limits, pursue personal growth, and learn more about what makes us tick as human beings.

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Motivation Podcast sanjay rawal

Meb Keflezighi is one of the best distance runners ever to run for the United States. He’s also humble, curious, thoughtful, and an ambassador to the sport admired by legions of fans around the world.

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Marathon Podcast Meb Keflezighi

There are so many types of training sessions available to runners. But most of us have never tried Metcon workouts – so Dr. Mike Young is here to explain them for us.

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Gym Workouts Strength Workouts Metcon workouts for runners

Can you imagine a football player who did no strength training? It’s hard to imagine. But for some reason, many runners think it’s perfectly fine to skip their own strength work.

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Strength Workouts Success Stories marathon strength training strength training for marathon runners

The foam roller is a trusted companion to runners everywhere. But are we using a foam roller correctly? And are they necessary at all?

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Injury Prevention recovery foam roller foam rolling for runners

Beth Skwarecki is the author of two books and the Health Editor of Lifehacker. She’s here to dispel fitness and health myths that might be leading us astray.

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Podcast recovery beth skwarecki

Lindsey Hein is the host behind the I’ll Have Another podcast for runners. And after 160+ episodes, she’s ready to share what she’s learned from pro runners around the world.

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Motivation Podcast lindsey hein

A marathon is often a bucket-list goal for runners. Months – or even years – are spent training to finish 26.2 miles. But how are you supposed to recover from a marathon?

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Marathon recovery how to recover from a marathon

Today, every runner is looking for an edge that will help them improve. And no area is more robust for improvement than your post workout recovery.

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Podcast recovery post workout recovery

Meet Sarah Canney, the 9th place finisher at the 2019 World Snowshoe Running Championships. We’re going to show you how cool snowshoe running can be today!

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Podcast sarah canney snowshoe running

Improvement can be a fickle phenomenon. Sometimes you get a lot faster, seemingly out of nowhere! But often you struggle for months without a single sign of progress.

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Strength Workouts Success Stories strengthening exercises

Of all the ways that you could improve as a runner, none is more powerful than honing your “mental fitness” to beat anxiety, improve consistency, and boost motivation.

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Podcast megan roche

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!

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Strength Running Updates Training Design

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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Racing Training Design running goal time sub-20 5k

When I first started running, I couldn’t finish a 3-mile run and was sore for two weeks. Was running supposed to make your legs feel like they went through a meat grinder?!

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Books + Gear Injury Prevention adjustable standing desk jarvis standing desk

Studying different sports and disciplines is a great way to develop your understanding of running. The commonalities and underlying principles are often universal.

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Podcast Strength Workouts how to deadlift Strength Training for Runners

Inside information is often a key competitive advantage. When it comes to the stock market, that advantage is so large it’s even illegal!

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Injury Prevention Podcast physical therapy verrelle wyatt

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

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Coaching Podcast jason koop

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