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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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Rik’s Speedy IT Band Recovery: 7 Quick Lessons on How to Deal with Injuries by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Rik is a runner who sets big goals – actually, ENORMOUS goals that most of us wouldn’t ever dream of imagining. At the age of 40, Rik found that he was overweight ... Read on »
Ultra and Trail Race Training: Episode 11 of Q&A with Coach with Matt Frazier by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Episode 11 of Q&A with Coach is not to be missed – we have a special guest joining us, none other than Matt Frazier. The best freeze frame of the episode Matt ... Read on »
Becoming a Trail Runner: Adventures with Hail, Mud, and Blood in my First Trail Half Marathon by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Trail running has always been a big part of my training. Whether I was on a team in college or training solo for my first marathon, I’ve always gravitated toward the off-r ... Read on »
What I’m Reading: The Future of Performance, How to Change the World, and “Imaginary... by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m always fascinated to learn what other people are reading – especially those people I admire. When Tim Ferriss shares his latest  recommendation, I listen. If R ... Read on »
Data Madness: Are you a slave to your running device? by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There’s a never-ending supply of new fitness devices and data trackers available today – but is all that information actually helping you become a better runner? ... Read on »
How Pete Cured IT Band Syndrome after Months of Frustration… and Ran a Monster 5k PR by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today, I want you to meet Pete, a relatively new runner who improved his 5k from 21:30 to 17:37. Crazy, right? This is one of the most inspiring success stories I ... Read on »
Q&A with Coach: Live Boston Marathon Edition by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The 119th Boston Marathon was an epic showdown – not just for the pro’s, but for the other 26,000+ runners who crossed the fabled finish line on Boylston Street. A str ... Read on »
How to Run Track Workouts on a 400m Outdoor Track (infographic) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Track workouts have been a staple of distance runner’s training programs for decades. And for good reason! Distances are standardized so you always know exactly how fa ... Read on »
Trail Running Tips for Adventure Addicts: Risks, Benefits, and How to Get Started by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Trail running captured my heart in 2000 – and I’m still obsessed with getting off the road. My cross country team began running half our mileage in the woods arou ... Read on »
3 Ways to Run Fast at the Boston Marathon by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In one week, tens of thousands of runners will line up in Hopkinton to run the world’s most prestigious race: the Boston Marathon. Last year , I challenged all o ... Read on »
Inside the Diet of an Elite Marathoner: How Ariana Hilborn Fuels Her Workouts by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On February 28, Ariana Hilborn won the Phoenix Half Marathon by over three minutes in 1:14:52 – averaging 5:43 per mile for over 13 miles. A week later, she placed sec ... Read on »
6 Running Form Experts on Cues, Fixes, and Running Technique Changes by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ask any runner about running form and expect a different answer. The topic of running technique brings up countless questions: Should I land on my midfoot or forefo ... Read on »
You Be the Coach: Is Strength Training a Waste of Time? by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 2015 is the Year of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone. Over the past three months, I’ve challenged you to: Take control of your nutrition for enhanced recovery ... Read on »
The Lone Wolf Theory: How to Make Enormous Progress Quickly by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A lone wolf is one that lives its life independently without a pack – in other words, a loner. While lone wolves can be stronger and more aggressive by necessity, they ... Read on »
I’m coming to Boston soon – want to meet? (Plus, a new Q&A with Coach!) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Next month is the Boston Marathon and I’ll be there to cheer on my runners and host the annual Strength Running Boston Meet-up. And you’re invited! The meet-up wil ... Read on »
Run Through Winter with the Kahtoola NANOspikes by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We’ve had a crazy winter, making it extremely difficult to run. Just look at Boston, which broke its snowfall record with over 108 inches. To put that in perspective, ... Read on »
Fuel Your Next Run with this Easy Breakfast Pancake Recipe by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you’re like me, you fall into a rut of eating the same breakfast over and over again. If I eat another plain piece of toast with peanut butter again I’m going to lose m ... Read on »
The Good, The Weird, and The Smelly: 7 Things to Know Before Marrying a Runner by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thinking about marrying a runner? It has its benefits: our goal-driven personalities help us succeed in other areas of life. We have endurance, helpful for… extracurricula ... Read on »
My Love / Hate Relationship with Running Gear (and 5 unusual suggestions for you) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you noticed that I LOVE running? What started as a hobby after high school to kill time has completely transformed my life. To really drive this point home, ... Read on »
How to Improve Your Marathon by 38 Minutes (after a serious injury) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you ever suffered from a running injury? I sure have – in fact, for 6 years I was constantly hurt! I came down with almost every injury in the book: P ... Read on »