My name is Eric Stermer and I am a runner, coach, and blogger.
My goal is to help you to be as FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE!
With 13+ years of experience, I have won multiple National Championships in college and have seen tremendous improvements in my running over the years.
Since I started running when I was 13 years old, my 5k time has dropped around 8 minutes from 23:00 to 14:59.
With that said, I started this blog to share with you the techniques I learned to get faster, overcome plateaus, and be the best runner you can possibly be!
I have been a runner since I was 13. I used to play your default sports such as football and baseball growing up. When I got older, I noticed everyone else around me was getting bigger. It started to get difficult to play football when you only 75lbs and the average person tackling you was 130lbs+.
That was when I got into running. As soon as I started, I fell in love with the sport.
When I first got into running I had very little knowledge about it. As I got older, throughout high school and college I learned more and more. The more I learned the better I got. I don’t remember a single year where I didn’t improve. I came a long way from my first mile race in middle school gym class of 7:47 to 4:20 nine years later.
In high school I qualified for my state championships, in junior college, I was on multiple national championship teams and won and individual title in the steeplechase, and in NCAA DIII I had the pleasure of being a 2 time all region runner and on the 2008 national championship team.
I even improved in spite of many different running injuries I had. Every year it was something different. I had two stress fractures in my tibia, three times I had ITB syndrome, I ruptured my Achilles, and had runners knee. I have seen time off from running varying from two weeks to six months. Sometimes I wonder how much better I could have been if I wasn’t forced to take so much time off from these injuries.
After college, in 2010, I started dating a girl I was friends with in high school and married her the following year. We have lived in Lynchburg, VA for about 4 years before moving back to Binghamton, NY in the summer of 2014.
I am also a featured guest blogger on StrengthRunning.com.
Running is my passion and I hope to bring you great value from what I have learned so you can experience as much success as I have in this uniquely basic, yet thrilling sport we call running!
A great place to start would be my Top 5 posts:
- What Is The Difference Between The ASICS Cumulus Vs. The Nimbus
- 13 Famous Running Quotes
- Arthur Lydiard’s Hill Training
- Target Heart Rate Chart To Build Aerobic Endurance
- 3 Tips To Being Consistent In Your Training
- Being An Adult Athlete – Interview With John Aris Of Stotan Racing
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BS: Kinesiology – Exercise Science
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
USATF Level 1 Coaching Certified
Mile: 4:20 (Syracuse University 2010)
3k: 8:40 (SUNYACS 2010)
5k: 14:59 (Boston U. Valentine 2010)
8k XC: 24:59 (Lehigh Paul Short 2009)
20k: 1:11:17 (Vestal XX 2009)