Strength training requires planning and periodization, just like running. Learn how to optimize your strength routine to get the best possible benefits from your efforts!
This week’s episode features an interview from the Elevate Your Running Podcast, where the tables were turned and I was the guest. Our discussion focused on the topic of strength training for runners, including the importance of embracing strength training and the qualities of an effective training plan.
My conversation with Sara and Austin dives into the nitty gritty decisions we make around strength training, and how to fit it into run training in a way that’s beneficial and sustainable. We focus on:
Barriers that prevent runners from getting into weightlifting Proactive ways to prevent injury with strength work Similarities and differences in strength training for a 5k runner and marathoner The role of strength training in muscle activation How to periodize weight training alongside your running Minimizing the impact of DOMS on your training Enjoy my discussion with Sara and Austin!
Links & Resources from the Show:
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