Strength Training & Running

We’re officially into the second quarter of 2021 and I can say…so far…so good. Considering circumstances. Obviously we’re still in a pandemic and I think we’re at the point of yes we’re tired, but we’re finding better ways to cope.

I know when the pandemic first hit I was worried about losing all my progress in the gym as I lost access to my newest friend, the barbell. I spent so much of my time training for just running or spin, that I never really dipped into strength until maybe six months prior to the big shutdown.

Sure I did some strength training here and there with my brother, but I never really gave myself 100%. So I finally got myself all in and then…it came to halt. But that halt started to back off and I was slowly able to creep back in to my main boo.

The gym, the gym is my main boo.

So what’s the point of this post? To remind you that as runners we need strength training.

As runners when we’re logging miles almost every single day, adding in another workout can seem like overkill, and backing off running just isn’t in our nature. But it’s a necessity, and if you’re like me, you might even find that it will greatly improve your running endurance, and pace.

By adding strength training to your workouts you also help to strengthen the muscles to:

  • Reduce Injury
  • Increase Biomechanics
  • Work on Muscle Imbalances  

Incorporating strength training in your weekly routine doesn’t have to be difficult or require a lot of equipment. You can easily add some strength into your weekly routine by using:

  • Resistance Bands
  • Weights
  • Your Body!

So dust off those weights and resistance bands hiding in your closet and garage and get lifting. Safely that is! 

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