Jason Fitzgerald is a USA Track & Field Level 1 certified coach with over 15 years of competitive running experience. After competing in high school and at the college level, he improved his marathon best to 2:39:32 at the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon and has been injury-free since 2009. Jason is the founder of StrengthRunning.com, one of the largest single-author running blogs on the web with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers. He applies the lessons he has learned through his personal experience and coaching education with his athletes and through his book 101 Simple Ways to be a Better Runner. His passion is helping runners train smarter, prevent more injuries, and race faster. Jason lives in the greater Washington, DC area with his wife and daughter.