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Running and coaching tips for beginner and advanced runners with Coach Jason Fitzgerald. Featuring guests like Nick Symmonds and Shalane Flanagan, listeners will learn how to race faster, stay healthy, prevent running injuries, and get stronger in this informative and fun podcast.

The Strength Running Podcast Jason Fitzgerald

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Running and coaching tips for beginner and advanced runners with Coach Jason Fitzgerald. Featuring guests like Nick Symmonds and Shalane Flanagan, listeners will learn how to race faster, stay healthy, prevent running injuries, and get stronger in this informative and fun podcast.

    175. Injury Expert Jay Dicharry on the 4 Physical Skills Needed for Pain-Free Running

    175. Injury Expert Jay Dicharry on the 4 Physical Skills Needed for Pain-Free Running

    Jay Dicharry is a physical therapist who rose to prominence as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia.
    He has written two books that are highly recommended for our community: Anatomy for Runners and Running Rewired. Jay also consults for several footwear companies, the US Air Force, and USA Track and Field.
    Recently, Jay created and founded MOBO Board, an innovative foot stability tool. 
    In this episode we talk about the 4 skills that Jay deems absolutely necessary for healthy, pain-free running. Those are postural control, rotational stability, hip dominance, and individual skeletal alignment. We go into detail on all of these, talking about what they are, why they’re important, and how to build these skills into your training.
    For more on injury prevention, join our free prevention course here.

    • 57 min
    174. Sprint and Speed Development for Endurance Runners with Coach Ryan Banta

    174. Sprint and Speed Development for Endurance Runners with Coach Ryan Banta

    Ryan Banta is a coach with more than 19 years of experience and the author of the Sprinter’s Compendium. At the high school level, Ryan has produced 135 All-State medalists, including 10 state champions and 15 runners-up. His teams have won 12 district championships and 5 top five state finishes in the last nine seasons.
    He has been elected Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (MTCCCA) president and served on the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) advisory board.
    In this podcast, we discuss:
    Prevention of sprinting-related injuries Common training errors in pursuit of speed Mechanics of maximum velocity running The speed development differences between teenagers and adults  In the spirit of this year's Take Action theme, we leave off with a number of actionable steps that any runner can take to improve their speed.
    Show Links & Resources:
    Connect with Ryan on Twitter Check out his videos on YouTube Books mentioned by Ryan Supertraining by Yuri Verkhoshansky Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett Thank You PWURE!
    Our newest sponsor is PWURE; learn more about them at pwure.com. They’re offering 20% off your first month with code "nextlevel" at checkout.
    Using either your Strava data or an online consultation, they create pre-run and post-run personalized shakes using organic ingredients. They’re the first company to use your fitness data to craft on-demand nutrition - I think the potential of this is awesome and it reminds me of the testing and effort that goes into elite marathoners and their fueling.
    PWURE has been testing their products with pro runners and the promise here is that they can deliver optimized, better ratios of carbohydrate to protein so you can perform better and recover faster. You get a post-workout dose recommendation so everything they make and recommend is unique to you.
    All of their formulas can be made vegan, there are four flavors to choose from, and you can even add vitamins. 82% of users saw performance and recovery improvement after one month and 86% would recommend it to a friend.
    See all PWURE have to offer and don’t forget that code nextlevel will save you 20% on your first month.

    • 56 min
    173. Tom “Tinman” Schwartz on Smart Training and the Secret Sauce of Tinman Elite

    173. Tom “Tinman” Schwartz on Smart Training and the Secret Sauce of Tinman Elite

    Tom Schwartz, also known as Tinman, has over 30 years of coaching experience. He has worked with youth runners, masters, and professionals. Tom has developed dozens of D1 collegiate athletes, national champions, and national record holders and works with athletes across every distance and on every terrain from the track, road, to trail. 
    Tom has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching, a master’s in Human Performance, an MBA, and is currently working on his PhD in Health & Human Performance. You might recognize Tom as the coach of Drew Hunter, one of the fastest high schoolers ever a few years ago. Drew is now running professionally for Adidas on the Tinman Elite team in Boulder, CO.
    In today's podcast, we talk about all the things that make teams special and how Tom works with his athletes to create a greater good in our world. We cover topics on:
    Elements of a successful team Life skills we can learn from running Delayed gratification Self discipline Modulation Purpose Specificity Coaching athletes of all ages, abilities, and events Tom's training philosophy to "keep the ball rolling" And of course, Tom shares so much wisdom and inspiration for all of us involved in the sport.
    Our show is supported by our longtime sponsor InsideTracker. Today, more than ever, it's essential that we’re making the right decisions to keep our bodies healthy. To help us be resilient, prevent over-training, and optimize our running to get the most from it.
    InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals.
    InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. The data can help you determine whether you’re running too much, not enough, or have some other issues that could be affecting your recovery or performance. I recently had my own blood drawn and am glad to report that my results indicate that everything is in a healthy range.
    If you’re ready to take control of your health and optimize your training, InsideTracker offers a selection of plans that best suit your needs. Use Code STRENGTHRUNNING at InsideTracker to save 10% of any of their tests.

    • 48 min
    172. Off-Season Training: What to do In-Between Seasons

    172. Off-Season Training: What to do In-Between Seasons

    This episode is all about the off-season. The "in between" time between seasons of running. You'll learn how to best structure this time based on your goals, weaknesses, and ability.
    This episode was the suggestion from a listener. He asked if I could talk about what runners should do after they run a marathon but before they start their next big training block. Now, whether you’re training for a marathon or any distance race, this is a great question.
    A good example is what to do after the Boston Marathon but before you start training for the NYC marathon. If you train for 16 weeks for New York, that puts the beginning of your training in late July. Assuming you take a full two weeks off from running after Boston, you’re left with 11 weeks. What do you do with that time period?
    Our sponsor is the first tech-enabled sports nutrition company - PWURE that you can find at pwure.com. You hook up your Strava profile or do an online consultation to create personalized pre- and post-run shakes from organic ingredients. Use code ‘nextlevel’ to save 20% on your first month.

    • 18 min
    171. Behind-the-Scenes of a Major Marathon: Eli Asch on Directing Big Races

    171. Behind-the-Scenes of a Major Marathon: Eli Asch on Directing Big Races

    Eli Asch is currently the Race Director for the Twin Cities Marathon. Prior to this role, he directed the California International Marathon (CIM), which hosted two USATF marathon national championships. Under his direction, CIM was the fastest-growing major marathon in America.
    Eli also served as the Logistics and Operations Manager for the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon events. He holds an MBA in Sports Business from San Diego State University and a BA in English from Whitman College, where he was captain of the cross country team.
    I wanted to bring Eli on the podcast to share the details of what it takes to put on a major marathon race.
    We talk about:
    Nitty gritty details of getting a race permit How races are measured and certified Reconciling your GPS watch data with the race distance Expanding the running community to be more inclusive What you can do now to support your favorite races Enjoy my podcast with Eli and rejoice in the knowledge that races are, in fact, coming back!
    Our show is supported by our longtime sponsor InsideTracker. Today, more than ever, it's essential that we’re making the right decisions to keep our bodies healthy. To help us be resilient, prevent over-training, and optimize our running to get the most from it.
    InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals.
    InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. The data can help you determine whether you’re running too much, not enough, or have some other issues that could be affecting your recovery or performance. I recently had my own blood drawn and am glad to report that my results indicate that everything is in a healthy range.
    If you’re ready to take control of your health and optimize your training, InsideTracker offers a selection of plans that best suit your needs. Use Code STRENGTHRUNNING at InsideTracker to save 10% of any of their tests.

    • 55 min
    170. Noah Droddy on Rapid Improvement and Engineering Your Next Performance Breakthrough

    170. Noah Droddy on Rapid Improvement and Engineering Your Next Performance Breakthrough

    Noah Droddy is a professional runner, 2-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, 2-time collegiate All-American, and a 2:11 marathoner. He is sponsored by Saucony and trains under Richard Hansen in Boulder, Colorado for the Roots Running Project. His sights are currently set on breaking the 2:10 marathon barrier, which he shares about in this podcast.
    Noah's path to professional running was indirect, to say the least. He ran through high school and college but didn't take it too seriously. In fact, Noah attributes this casual approach to his decision to go all in on the sport.
    Noah is also one of very few runners to turn pro after a Division 3 college career, making his trajectory even more impressive.
    I caught up with him to ask about his current training and how he has been able to make such leaps in his performance. We cover many topics, including:
    Work ethic to pursue your goals Environmental factors that help your succeed Evolving pressures of a pro runner This is an inspiring episode and I hope you'll enjoy Noah’s energy and thoughtfulness as much as I did.
    RESOURCES:
    Injury Prevention Train Your Mind Coaching Our show is supported by our longtime sponsor InsideTracker. Today, more than ever, it's essential that we’re making the right decisions to keep our bodies healthy. To help us be resilient, prevent over-training, and optimize our running to get the most from it.
    InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals.
    InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. The data can help you determine whether you’re running too much, not enough, or have some other issues that could be affecting your recovery or performance. I recently had my own blood drawn and am glad to report that my results indicate that everything is in a healthy range.
    If you’re ready to take control of your health and optimize your training, InsideTracker offers a selection of plans that best suit your needs. Use Code STRENGTHRUNNING at InsideTracker to save 10% of any of their tests.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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NorwegianEntrepreneur ,

Strength runner from Norway

Trustworthy running podcast for amatures to already great runners. The subjects are good and I use this as a credible source to learn more about running, resting, nutrition and other aspects of this amazing sport. Keep going, Jason!

MatsNordqvist ,

One of the best running podcasts

Very informative. Jason Fitzgerald has a knack of selecting interesting guests and asking the right questions, while using his own (personal and from coaching) experiences to expand on topics. I consider myself an experienced runner (+15 years of continuous training) , and I have listened to and read a lot on the subject, but I still find an occasional gem in here. Also, there is a much needed focus on strenght training, as a way to not only directly improving running, but also inderectly, as a way of ensuring consistency through injury prevention by enhancing overall athletic ability. Good stuff!

mikalmo ,

Great for runners!

Thorough and informative. Something to learn for most people. Interesting guests, great topics and Jason himself is a really good host with a lot of knowledge.

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