Why Runners Should Strength Train
Updated: Jan 5
One of the most common mistakes runners make is
neglecting strength training or only strength training when they’re not training for a race. But runners NEED to strength train. It strengthens muscles which makes you faster and decreases risk of injury, both things all runners want!
As women, we need strength training even more to combat the effects of aging. By strength training we can delay that muscle loss that often happens with age--good for running and life in general! Strength training prevents injury because you’re less likely to have muscle imbalances and all those micro-tears from working your muscles hard mean those big tears and strain are less likely. Lastly, it improves your muscle economy so you can push harder (run faster and longer!).
You only need to get in 3 workouts a week to see improvement, so it doesn't need to be anything crazy.
If you're struggling or want to work more on strength, let's chat! I have a 30-day training group focused on strength and speed starting on Oct. 11 I'd be happy to share more about. Just comment below and I'll reach out.