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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.

    213. Endeavorun Live Q&A with Kate Grace, Matt Fitzgerald, Lydia Nader, and Peter Bromka (Part 1)

    213. Endeavorun Live Q&A with Kate Grace, Matt Fitzgerald, Lydia Nader, and Peter Bromka (Part 1)

    Today we're doing something a little different with a panel of running experts. We are discussing a variety of topics, everything from training-related questions to the not-so-serious ones. 
    Endeavorun created a unique experience for a group of runner enthusiasts. We got to spend a few days together in Boulder, CO at a retreat focusing on all things running.
    One of our highlight events was a panel discussion that you're about to hear. We sat down with Olympian Kate Grace, 2:19 marathoner Peter Bromka, author Matt Fitzgerald, registered dietitian Lydia Nader, and myself for a live Q&A.
    Our questions included:
    You are at a bar and you overhear someone talking about running. They say something that causes you to correct them. What did they say? Your bucket list race What is something about running that you are an expert in and is largely misunderstood? Doing the live Q&A with a group of running experts from all different backgrounds made for a lively conversation. We talked about pacing, track standards, goal races, and recovery.
    Hear the full episode below and follow along with Jonathan Levitt’s podcast For the Long Run and Matt Fitzgerald’s The 80/20 Endurance Podcast for parts 2 and 3 of the conversation.
    Links & Resources from the Show:
    Follow the experts: Kate Grace on Instagram Peter Bromka on Instagram Matt Fitzgerald on Twitter Lydia Nader on Instagram Upcoming Endeavorun retreat in Austin Join our online community of runners Thank You InsideTracker! 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've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of 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 with a limited time 25% discount.

    • 35 min
    212. 5-Time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman on Longevity, Having Fun, and His Ultra Aspirations

    212. 5-Time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman on Longevity, Having Fun, and His Ultra Aspirations

    Abdi Abdirahman is a 5-time Olympian and the oldest American runner to qualify for the Olympics. He is the oldest male to podium at the NYC Marathon, and USATF’s master’s record holder in the marathon. Abdi is also a 4-time USATF champ in the 10k and a 5-time road racing champion at distances from 10 miles to the marathon.
    In other words, he’s one of the best runners ever to represent the United States.
    He's also found the time to become a new author. I'm thrilled he's written his first book to get an even deeper inside look into his mind. 
    Check it out here: Abdi's World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun
    Today's conversation gives a glimpse of his laid back, lighthearted personality that contributes to Abdi's amazing longevity in the sport.
    We explore topics of:
    Balance between training and life outside of running Changes that Abdi has seen over the years When to be serious and when to relax How running "strength" evolves over time Links & Resources from the Show:
    Follow Abdi on Twitter and Instagram Read more about Abdi at the Tokyo Olympics Get his new book Abdi's World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun Thank You InsideTracker! 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've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of 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 with a limited time 25% discount.
    Thank You PATH Projects! PATH Projects continues to be a great supporter of this podcast! I’m grateful for their partnership and want to share more about their products that I’ve been loving because they so durable and comfortable.
    PATH Projects is an online-only retailer of high-quality running gear and apparel. That means there is no retail markup, making their products quite affordable.
    In particular, I’ve just started wearing their 3” Sykes shorts and they’re a little different from the 5” Sykes shorts (you can see those in action here). The material is thinner and lighter, which is perfect in a performance short, and they’re obviously shorter. I’m not sure if my wife thinks they’re too scandalous or loves them, but I’m wearing them constantly.
    PATH uses new technical fabrics, like the Japanese fiber called Toray Primeflex, to create award-winning apparel for endurance athletes. In fact, their Brim shorts and Tahoe base liner won Runner’s World’s 2018 Gear of the Year award. And the Pyrinees hoodie was named one of the best six sweatshirts for running in the cold by Gear Patrol.
    You know you’ll be wearing the best when you select PATH Projects!

    • 44 min
    211. Sport Scientist Phil Hayes, PhD on How the Science of Running is Changing

    211. Sport Scientist Phil Hayes, PhD on How the Science of Running is Changing

    Professor Phil Hayes is a senior lecturer at Northumbria University where he spent 14 years as the leader of the Applied Sport and Exercise Science Program. He researches muscle strength and how it affects running performance, form, and injury risk.
    Phil is a UK Athletics Level 4 running coach and has experience coaching kids, adults, and world-class athletes. His new book, The Science and Practice of Middle and Long Distance Running, weaves together sports science and the art of coaching runners.
    Today's conversation is a highlight of those principles and an exploration of how they can be applied. We cover many topics from how to structure a training plan to outdated approaches. We talk about:
    Significant of a training log and which metrics to pay attention to Periodization and progression over time Dynamic warm-ups versus priming activities New frontiers of running such as fatigue resistance Thank You InsideTracker! 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've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of 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 with a limited time 25% discount.

    • 57 min
    210. Triggers, Pressure, and Stress: Addie Bracy, CMPC on How to Train Your Mind

    210. Triggers, Pressure, and Stress: Addie Bracy, CMPC on How to Train Your Mind

    Addie Bracy is an expert in mental training for the athlete. She excels on the road, on the track, and on the trails and mountains. She’s a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, author of Mental Training for Ultrarunning, and has consulted with elite athletes in swimming, softball, basketball, track, and running.
    Addie is a contributor to our Strength Running community as well. You may recognize her from the lifting demonstrations in our flagship weightlifting program High Performance Lifting.
    Today's episode is about becoming a more mentally fit athlete. Addie shares her view of sports psychology and how it can be leveraged by everyone:
    Problems with idealizing a race How we can better prepare for races Non-physical skills that will help runners Differences between stress and pressure Common triggers for runners Visualizations that help This is just a small snippet of the actionable steps that Addie provides. Hear more in this podcast and check out her book for additional information.
    Links & Resources from the Show:
    Follow Addie on Instagram and Twitter Check out her website at Strive Mental Performance Read about how Addie gets things done Find a CMPC in your area Learn more about training your mind Thank You InsideTracker! 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've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of 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 with a limited time 25% discount.
    Thank You PATH Projects! PATH Projects continues to be a great supporter of this podcast! I’m grateful for their partnership and want to share more about their products that I’ve been loving because they so durable and comfortable.
    PATH Projects is an online-only retailer of high-quality running gear and apparel. That means there is no retail markup, making their products quite affordable.
    In particular, I’ve just started wearing their 3” Sykes shorts and they’re a little different from the 5” Sykes shorts (you can see those in action here). The material is thinner and lighter, which is perfect in a performance short, and they’re obviously shorter. I’m not sure if my wife thinks they’re too scandalous or loves them, but I’m wearing them constantly.
    PATH uses new technical fabrics, like the Japanese fiber called Toray Primeflex, to create award-winning apparel for endurance athletes. In fact, their Brim shorts and Tahoe base liner won Runner’s World’s 2018 Gear of the Year award. And the Pyrinees hoodie was named one of the best six sweatshirts for running in the cold by Gear Patrol.
    You know you’ll be wearing the best when you select PATH Projects!

    • 43 min
    209. How Olympian Colleen Quigley is Coming Back Strong from Injury

    209. How Olympian Colleen Quigley is Coming Back Strong from Injury

    Colleen Quigley, one of the most dominant steeplechasers in American history, has represented the US at the World Championships and Olympics, won the 2019 indoor mile national championships, and she’s hungrier than ever to get back to training and top form.
    In this episode, we’re discussing her months long foot injury and what she’s doing to properly diagnose it, treat it, and get back to top form. Colleen is tough as nails, honest, vulnerable, and so positive about her comeback. I know that will rub off on you, too.
    You can hear her top injury prevention tips (along with 4 other world-class runners) in Episode 160 here.
    And don't miss 9 pro athletes' best recovery advice here.
    Thank You InsideTracker!
    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’ve had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of 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 with a limited time 25% discount.

    • 32 min
    208. How to Leverage Sleep for Better Performance, with Ryan Wooderson, DPT, OCS

    208. How to Leverage Sleep for Better Performance, with Ryan Wooderson, DPT, OCS

    Ryan Wooderson owns Long Run Physiotherapy & Performance in Denver, Colorado and has spent nearly a decade helping athletes get healthy and stay healthy. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He’s an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and his practice focuses on injury prevention and helping athletes perform.
    In this episode, we explore further details about:
    Variability in perceived exertion during workouts Prioritizing restorative in the morning hours Improving the quality of your sleep with environmental factors How to do naps the right way Anyone can benefit from better sleep and I hope this episode will provide you with ideas on how to do just that.
    Links & Resources from the Show:
    Connect with Ryan on Instagram and Facebook Learn more on his website Free advice from elite runners on recovery Thank You InsideTracker! 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've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of 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 with a limited time 25% discount.
    Thank You PATH Projects! PATH Projects continues to be a great supporter of this podcast! I’m grateful for their partnership and want to share more about their products that I’ve been loving because they so durable and comfortable.
    PATH Projects is an online-only retailer of high-quality running gear and apparel. That means there is no retail markup, making their products quite affordable.
    In particular, I’ve just started wearing their 3” Sykes shorts and they’re a little different from the 5” Sykes shorts (you can see those in action here). The material is thinner and lighter, which is perfect in a performance short, and they’re obviously shorter. I’m not sure if my wife thinks they’re too scandalous or loves them, but I’m wearing them constantly.
    PATH uses new technical fabrics, like the Japanese fiber called Toray Primeflex, to create award-winning apparel for endurance athletes. In fact, their Brim shorts and Tahoe base liner won Runner’s World’s 2018 Gear of the Year award. And the Pyrinees hoodie was named one of the best six sweatshirts for running in the cold by Gear Patrol.
    You know you’ll be wearing the best when you select PATH Projects!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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789 Ratings

TadaSrah ,

Helped me get back into running

After a 7 year break away from running, I decided to get back to it at the end of 2019. I found The Strength Running Podcast with hopes of getting remotivated and inspired, and I was not disappointed!! I love hearing from all the runners and coaches Jason has interviewed on the show. I’ve leaned a ton that I can apply to my own running as well as my coaching. Each episode has amazing takeaways and I really enjoy that Jason makes a point to recap the major points with the speaker so it can really land. I listen on my recovery days or when I’m cleaning the house. Highly recommend!

n.rabs ,

All Running Lifestyle Info at its Finest

Stumbled upon Jason Fitzgerald’s running podcast and blog earlier this summer and haven’t been able to quit listening/reading. His knack for running information and genuine love and knowledge for it are contagious. His podcast guests are always unique, covering a wide range of topics throughout the running community (I’ve yet to be disappointed). If you’re a runner and you enjoy learning, growing, and flat-out just enjoying the sport, this podcast will not disappoint!

the running carrot ,

Always good stuff🙌🏃‍♂️✌️

I’ve listened to most of Jason’s Podcasts on Strength Running, usually just before I drift off for my “quality rest”. Jason always asks the questions we all want to know. While it’s always great to get to know someone and a little about them,of course, Jason goes a little further and puts thought into what he’s after, the content we runners like to nerd out on! (What’s the athlete doing, what’s their methods)Always something learned. Keep up the great work Jason✌️

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