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Jason Fitzgerald

Silver Spring, Maryland
Strength Running is a training resource for distance runners, helping you get stronger, stay healthy, and race faster. Founded by 2:44 marathoner Jason Fitzgerald, Strength Running provides coaching services and unique content on how to take your running to the next level.
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Running for Weight Loss: Is it possible or just a way to “die tired?” by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My dear readers, let us rejoice that we don’t need extreme measures to lose weight. No starvation diets and certainly no colon cleanses: A photo posted by Jason F ... Read on »
How to Nail Your Nutrition (without counting a single calorie) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running To paraphrase the ground-breaking 1993 arcade game NBA Jam, “THINGS ARE HEATING UP!!” Over the last two weeks, we’ve dived headfirst into what makes the ideal run ... Read on »
Exposed: 5 Silly Mistakes Runners Make with their Diets by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Earlier this week, I asked you about your top nutrition questions  – and I’ve spent hours poring over the survey responses. Let me tell you: your questions are fa ... Read on »
What questions do you have about diet and nutrition for runners? by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week I shared that my diet isn’t always that great. Fine, that’s sugarcoating the issue: sometimes, my diet is HORRENDOUS. After a bowl of ice cream that wou ... Read on »
What “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone” Actually Looks Like by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This year I’m challenging you to  Get Out of Your Comfort Zone . To do things differently. To remember that “what got you here, won’t get you there.” Remember, as Coac ... Read on »
Announcing 2015: The Year of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In 2002, my track coach issued a powerful challenge that forever changed how I approached racing, training, and improvement. The challenge? To get out of your comfort ... Read on »
Happy New Year! You’re not setting resolutions… are you? by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Every January, I get more excited than when brand spankin’ new running shoes get delivered. Yes, I’m a New Year’s nerd. But you might be surprised that I don’t se ... Read on »
Your Running Questions, Answered: How to Set a Goal Time, Warm-up Routines, & More… by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running How do you set a realistic goal time for an upcoming 5k? Is it ok to do your easy runs on a technical trail if you’re training for a marathon? These questions – and more – a ... Read on »
Do you hate running? Here are 6 ways to LOVE every minute of your run by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Do you think running is fun? Honestly, sometimes even I dread my daily run. It can feel like a chore – a hassle that takes away from time better spent working, with your fam ... Read on »
Beyond Fitness: What it Really Means to be “Healthy” by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running captured my heart in 1998 – and it still holds it firmly in its grasp more than 16 years later. As my running career matured, my thoughts on how to run faster, preve ... Read on »
Curing IT Band Pain: 3 New Exercises to Treat Illiotibial Band Syndrome by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The worst injury I ever had was a severe case of illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS). For six months, I suffered from constant IT band pain and didn’t run a step. My fascinatio ... Read on »
The Ultimate Guide to Winter Running: How to Make Running in Cold Weather Actually Enjoyable by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The winter of 2007 was one of the worst running experiences of my life. Every weekday, my blaring alarm woke me at 5:00am sharp. After putting on 37 layers of running gear, ... Read on »
Women’s New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Shoe Review: “Like a Slipper” by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As you know, I’ve published quite a few running shoe reviews over the years. But there’s a big limitation to my reviews: they’re written by me (a guy, in case you haven’t no ... Read on »
Q&A with Coach, Bundle Sales, and… I’m hiring! by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There’s so much good stuff happening today that I feel like a coach cheering his head off during the final lap of a race. I’m just so excited! I have a lot of announcements  ... Read on »
The Holiday Running Gift Guide (and SR’s first t-shirt!) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I recently asked which type of runner you were on Facebook, most identified with the gear junkie: But running gear isn’t something I discuss much at Strength Running be ... Read on »
How to Treat Adrenal Fatigue: The Hidden Cause of Over-Training by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In 2004, my wife Meaghan was having a terrible cross country season. No matter what she tried, her running performances kept getting worse. Workout splits got slower. She fe ... Read on »
Why We Love Running (in pictures) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Runners enjoy certain perks that non-runners will never experience. In an hour, we can explore a national park or city that would take days to see if we weren’t running. The ... Read on »
The Reverse Taper: How to Return to Running After a Marathon by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As a coach, I’m most nervous during the two weeks after a marathon. Aerobic fitness remains high but the body is still reeling from the aftermath of racing 26.2 miles. The i ... Read on »
Q&A with Coach Episode 3: The Art of the Race Warm-up by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you ever done a piss poor warm-up before a race… and then felt terrible a few minutes after the gun fired? I’m not surprised. Without a proper warm-up, your heart rate ... Read on »
Happy Birthday to Me! A Gift for You (and a quick question) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last weekend I turned 31 years old. Or as my sister commented: “Jason!!! I can’t believe how old you are. It’s gross.” Thanks, sis. It was a fun weekend of running (18 mile ... Read on »