16 Dec Runners should do some weight training
I’ve always felt there was a place for weight training in an endurance athlete’s program. Here Carson Boddicker discusses some of the benefits for runners of including weight training within their schedule. Essentially if you’re stronger you can produce the same force with less effort so in other words you can go faster or further for the same relative effort. Another plus is in helping with injury prevention. If you’re stronger you’ll be more resiliant to the stress you expose yourself to.