8 miles before 7 am with some gorgeous cloud cover. My legs were feeling so good too! I think it had something to do with the awesome cool breeze we’ve been experiencing lately. I’m seriously counting down the days for the arrival of glorious fall.
So along with marathon training as most of you know maintaining some sort of strength training regimen is vital. I try to lift weights 2-3 times a week along with my marathon training schedule. Bodyweight exercises for runners are also really helpful. This gets me out on the roads feeling stronger and definitely more powerful. Working different muscle groups and keeping your body shocked for me I think is so important and will help you get further in the long run. (pun intended) Click on the links to get a description of each.
(source- Pop Sugar Fitness)
Try to work some of these into your routine during the week (maybe on a cross training day or set aside time before getting your run on) and I guarantee you will see improvements in your running.
Runners (or non runners) What are some great strength training moves you like to incorporate into your routine?