28 Aug '15, 8am

These two super fast workouts build the strength that drives speed:

If you want to run faster, you’ve got to do more than just speedwork. Strength training is a critical—but often neglected component—to runners’ training plans. “I think a lot of runners feel intimidated or put off by weight lifting because it’s foreign to them or they think it will make them bulky—and slow,” says Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., fitness director of Women’s Health (also published by RW’s parent company, Rodale). “But lifting can be a key component to building speed. The more power you can generate with each stride, the faster you can run. The stronger you are, the longer you can generate that power without fatiguing, meaning you’ll be able to maintain that pace.” With that in mind, Ator (herself an avid runner and triathlete) designed this two-part routine specifically for runners. It addresses common strength imbalances, specifically building core strength and increasi...

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