The Strength Running Podcast

The Strength Running Podcast

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.


September 21, 2023 59 mins

If you’re looking for a fall marathon that’s the caliber of a big city race without the challenging logistics of the World Marathon Majors, be sure to consider the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

On the podcast this week I have Twin Cities Marathon race director, Eli Asch. Eli came to Twin Cities with extensive experience as the Director...

This week’s guest on the podcast is a doctor of physical therapy and owner of the Lux Physical Therapy and Medicine practice in New York. Dr. Grayson Wickham is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and creator of the Movement Vault app. He has worked with athletes in a wide variety of sports at the elite level, from Olympians to tennis pros to NFL an...

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Jen Schumacher is currently the mental performance consultant for Northwestern University’s football program. Previously she was the Assistant Director of the Performance Psychology program at West Point Military Academy. She is also a professional speaker and provides training for elite performers in many fields, whether ultra-endurance athletes or Fortune 100 executives.

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Meniscus injuries can have a significant impact on your ability to walk, run and train consistently. Although this injury is less common for runners, understanding management and treatment is essential for long term health and durability.

Dr. Kevin Stone graduated from Harvard and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. His clinical work focuses on ...

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Some of us are lucky enough to find a mentor to guide our long-term love affair with running. They set the standard high in their own accomplishments and inspire us to do the same. Jim Butler, whom I'll forever refer to as "Coach",  has been doing that for over 30 years as the head coach of men’s cross country team at my alma mater, Connecticut College.  

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Elisabeth Scott, a multiple-certified running coach and host of the Running Explained Podcast, joins us to discuss all things WORKOUTS.

What is a workout? What is the purpose of a workout? What are the different types of workouts?

We discuss pacing vs. running via perceived effort, the philosophy behind workouts, and how to structure them. 

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On this episode I have the dynamic duo of Tina Muir and Zoë Rom. Tina was formerly a professional runner for Great Britain and now hosts the Running for Real Podcast. Zoë is an elite ultra runner and Editor in Chief of Trail Runner Magazine. While each has been a guest on the podcast in the past, this is my first time having a discussion with them both!

Zoë and ...

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Racing a fast 5k is a thrill. In this episode, Jason shares the foundational and specific workouts that help you race your best over 5,000m.

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A big thanks to DrinkLMNT for their support of this...

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This week’s coaching call with Team Strength Running member Chris Robinson will help put all the pieces together for running a fast 5k. This episode originally aired in 2021 but remains useful and relevant for any runner hoping to take their racing to the next level.

Chris is a cross-country coach at Eureka College who has raced a variety of distances from 5ks t...

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When evaluating any new technology and whether it will help your running, product reviews are typically our first means of learning about the pros and cons of a product. By learning how to use these reviews to your advantage, you’re more likely to make better decisions about which products work best for you.

This week’s guest on the podcast has reviewed just abo...

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Running is one of the most popular and widespread activities in the country, yet coverage of the sport pales in comparison to team sports such as baseball and football. Media attention to trail and ultrarunning is even more limited, due to challenging accessibility and technology limitations.

My guest on the podcast came to running nearly a decade ago, and quick...

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Running shoe technology has evolved dramatically in recent years. More than ever, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the possible options. Add the arrival of carbon-plated “super shoes” and choosing a shoe becomes even more confusing.

On the podcast today is Dr. Matthew Klein, a professor of Physical Therapy at West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies who specializes in orthopedic, ge...

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This week’s guest on the podcast has the amazing ability to build community wherever he goes. On an average week, you may find him leading a group of 40 runners or training alongside past Olympians. Jonathan Levitt is a runner and host of the For the Long Run Podcast, and perhaps secretly, the (unofficial) mayor of Boulder, Colorado.

Jon moved to Boulder several...

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The Western States Endurance Run (WSER) is an iconic fixture in the world of ultrarunning. As the world’s oldest 100 miler, it has become a symbolic representation of the ultimate endurance challenge.

Few people have as much knowledge about Western States as my guest today, Andy Jones-Wilkins. Andy has completed Western States an incredible 10 times, along with ...

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This week’s guest on the podcast did not start running until 2018, but he quickly developed an intense love for the sport. His passion for running coincided with his newfound sobriety, and the parallels he discovered in the two helped him truly live the mantra one day at a time.

Tommie Runz has built an enormous following both on Instagram and through his podcas...

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This week’s episode is a repost from the Adaptive Zone Podcast, hosted by Matthew Boyd. Matt is a physiotherapist and running coach who specializes in helping runners overcome injury while setting new PRs. His podcast addresses runners and triathletes to help them move from injury and rehabilitation into performance.

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This week’s guest on the podcast can help you better understand all the varied components of activating our glutes. Lisa Mitro is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who focuses on helping runners prevent and treat repetitive stress injuries. Her practical, action-focused advice has earned her over 110,000 followers on Instagram.

While the glute muscles are incredibly important for runners, they can also be...

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When it comes to health and fitness, Tony Horton needs no introduction. For over 40 years he has been involved in the fitness industry, and continues to be a model of health well into his 60s. Tony became a household name with the development of P90X, and has worked with a number of celebrities including Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.

Although Tony does not ru...

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This week we’re here to celebrate episode 300! Over the years several common themes have emerged from interviewing the best and brightest in physiology, strength, coaching and psychology.

Ultimately, finding joy in the process of improvement is what drives my long term love affair with the sport, and I encourage you to do the same. This can come in a number of d...

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If you are familiar with ketones, you know that they are commonly associated with a long term, low carbohydrate diet that can be challenging for runners to sustain. But what if you could get the benefits of ketones as a supplement, rather than a dietary change? 

This week’s guest is Dr. Latt Mansor. He is the lead researcher at HVMN, holds a PhD from Oxford in p...

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