Strength Training Workouts for Runners

Strength Training Workouts for Runners
If you decide to incorporate strength training into your cross training schedule it should remain a regular routine.   If you strength train only once a month, you will not see any results.  Most effective strength training for runners should be at most 2 -3 times a week.   You won’t see immediate...

Strength Training For Runners

Strength Training For Runners
As a runner, you should balance your running with 2 to 3 days of strength training.   I used to believe that strength training would build up my muscles and hinder my running but in fact there are benefits to acquiring strength in your legs and upper body.  Here are a few reasons why strength training...

Spice Up Your Cross Training

Spice Up Your Cross Training
Running can become tedious after a while.  It takes a toll on your mind and body so you gotta trick your brain and make it think that running is FUN.  It’s good that you cross train with weight training at the gym, climb stairs or aerobics at the gym, but it can get boring just staring at the...

How to keep motivated running

If you are a beginner or an experienced runner the problem that we all face is keeping motivated to run on a regular basis.  You might have a great start by setting up a schedule of running 3 times a week, and life happens and there is always something else that you could be doing which obviously involves...

Climbing stairs is a good cross training idea

Climbing stairs is a good cross training idea
Stair climbing is a good cross training idea for runners as it is similar to running hill repeats.  I try to avoid the stairmaster at the gym simply because I find it’s the hardest machine there.  After 2 minutes on the stairmaster, my legs are burning and lungs out of air.  But since looking...