28 Jul '15, 7pm

Strength training for new marathon runners

Strength training for new marathon runners

Strength training is a great idea for all runners, full stop. But, given a challenging marathon course, it's even more important. In addition, cross-training can be an effective training tool as well, especially if you are following a three or four day-a-week running plan. Just one word of caution though, know that you have taken on a lot of training for your first marathon, so please make certain you have adequate recovery time scheduled into your training too! First of all, hills are a great form of strength training so your training plan should include plenty of hill runs. Start by checking out the course profile of your marathon and see if it is possible to find any hills in your area that are of similar incline and/or length. Next, create a good hill route that you can use frequently to train on, meaning at least once every one to two weeks. If there are no hills for ...

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