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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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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 »
Race Strategy 101: How to Plan Tune-up Races, Line up in the Corral, and Estimate Your Finish Times by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last year when I met Shalane Flanagan , I was impressed by three things: Her undying passion and love for running Her friendliness and willingness to cheer ever ... Read on »
In Defense of Dirty, Rotten, No-Good Marathons (or, how to learn from bad marathons) by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey you! Have you entered the  Dream Race Weekend Giveaway ? You can win a free flight, hotel, and race entry fee! The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, the pot ... Read on »
New Giveaway: Your Dream Race Weekend by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Long-time Strength Running readers know that I do things a little differently here. I put my email readers on a pedestal, giving them free resources, bonus running adv ... Read on »
The Maffetone Method, Base Training, and Why You Are Not “Lungs with Legs” by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Are you ready for a monster discussion on base training, the Maffetone Method, and more training geekery? I definitely am  – and this article is a beast – so grab ... Read on »
You Be the Coach: How fast can Allison run in the half marathon? by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of the most difficult questions for any coach to answer is: how fast can I run in my upcoming race?  Just think about all of the questions that your coach wil ... Read on »
Q&A with Coach: “How much faster can I run if I lose weight?” by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few years ago, I broke up with my girlfriend and promptly gained 15 pounds.  The spare tire and chubby cheeks were new to me. During this low point in my life, I sto ... Read on »
It’s here: Nutrition for Runners is now available! by Jason Fitzgerald Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m thrilled to announce that  Nutrition for Runners  is now available! After nearly a year of development, research, testing, and fine-tuning we are excited to share ... Read on »
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 »