Strength Training for Runners

Are you looking to take your next training cycle to the next level? Is developing or maintaining overall fitness important to you? Have you exhausted your endurance training options only to find your race times barely improving? Adding or enhancing your strength training to complement your running training plan is the perfect next step to help you break through to the next level or achieve that PR you’re dreaming of.IMG_3824.jpg
Strength training is really, really important for runners. 
A recent study found that “strength training significantly reduced the occurrence of sports injuries and injuries related to overuse” (Source). A personal fitness coach can help develop a tailored strength training program for your goals and we can adjust it throughout your training cycle.

A specific program takes out the guess work. 
Strength training is a critical aspect of running but something that often gets put on the back burner during an intense training cycle. It’s easy to ignore strength training when the training runs get longer and more intense and the body becomes more fatigued. And while there are countless articles out there touting the best exercises for runners, it’s easy to get lost among all of this information. Having a personal trainer to develop a plan specific for your training cycle, baseline fitness and strength levels, and goals takes the guess work out of the process.

We’ll work together as a team to help you be the fastest and strongest runner yet!
Working with me will help you stay accountable, consistent, and (hopefully) injury-free. In addition, you’ll have the added benefit of the support and camaraderie of the other members of your strength training for runners cohort.

What does the strength training for runners program include? 

  • A master plan that describes the key muscles and muscle groups addressed in the program
  • 3 strength training workouts per week, delivered and synced in Trainerize
  • Access to a seamless online training platform, Trainerize, which includes video demonstrations of each exercise
  • Email access to Christine, your certified personal trainer and fitness coach

Package options: 

  • Strength training for marathon training, up to 20 weeks
  • Strength training to compliment half marathon training, up to 12 weeks

So what are you waiting for? That PR isn’t going to run itself. Contact me to get started today!

If you are interested in strength training to enhance your running but you aren’t training for a specific event, please contact me and we can work together to determine the best plan for your needs and goals.