General Strength Training For Distance Runners

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Oct. 24, 2013
Running works only the sagittal plane of movement. In order to become a better overall, more resilient athlete, it's important to also train the front and transverse planes of movement.

Fitting It Into Your Training Schedule

If I’ve convinced you that adding strength training to your schedule will help you become a better athlete, improve your running economy, and help keep you injury-free, check out the four best strength training exercises for runners.

RELATED: Making The Most Of A Tough Training Day

Now that you’ve got the exercises you need  to do, check out this article for how to incorporate them into your schedule so you recover faster and don’t interfere with your running workouts.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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