Core Workouts for Runners

Core workouts for runners are vital to healthy running. The right core exercises can help you prevent injuries, reinforce good running form, and maximize your performance. Runners should focus on runner-specific core workouts that are designed to address imbalances created by running and weaknesses inherent in runners.

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Tweet What if you could run more - while feeling stronger and getting far fewer injuries? I think you can.  In fact, if most runners incorporated just a few small changes to their training they’d see dramatic results with not only their running, but so many other areas of life. Healthy running makes everything else seem easy, […]

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Tweet The claims are bold: run less mileage with more intensity (and a lot of lifting) to race faster. But does it work? That’s the million dollar question. Is CrossFit Endurance (CFE) an effective training program for runners? Here’s how CFE describes itself: CrossFit Endurance is an endurance sports training program dedicated to improving performance, […]

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Tweet Running advice that’s actionable makes me giddy. I love training tips that work and are easily implemented into your plan no matter what race you’re preparing for. Last week I was interviewed by John Sifferman for nearly 90 minutes and I said the word “actionable” at least 38 times. It’s that important to me. We talked […]

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Tweet How do I stop getting injured so frequently? Every runner will eventually ask themselves this question at some point during their training cycle. And with the annual injury rate around 75% according to some sources, it’s a very relevant question. Injuries are the bane of good training and prevent the consistency that’s needed for […]

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Tweet Running and strength training seem at odds with each other – but actually, they complement one another perfectly. Many runners fall into the trap of only running without any other exercises in their training. There are many different components of athleticism – the building blocks of fitness. They include: Speed Endurance Strength Flexibility Coordination Which ones […]

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Tweet The 2008 New York City Marathon was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was cocky even though my training was sub-par. I under-fueled and ran several tough miles too fast (fine… WAY too fast). After the 20 mile mark, I bonked hard. Every step sent excruciating shock waves of pain through […]

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Tweet For the first eight years of my running career, I was fortunate: at least three coaches were always available to answer all my questions. But if you didn’t run in high school or college, that luxury isn’t available. And unfortunately, most training advice is terrible and makes me cringe. It leaves runners with no […]

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Tweet Training for any race – even a marathon – includes a lot more than just running. Runners who only run are doomed to overuse injuries. Loyal Strength Running readers will recognize this as a common theme of my writing and training programs. It’s nothing new and I’ve written very specific articles in the past: […]

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Tweet Injury prevention is a top goal for every runner. So why is consistent, healthy running so elusive? The truth is that repetitive stress injuries will always happen: us runners are really good at pushing beyond our physical limits and working harder than our bodies can withstand. We all say things like, I want to reach a […]

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Tweet The problem with a blog is that some great articles get buried in the graveyard that we call an Archive. But most of the time, that information is still really helpful! (check out SR’s archive here) I’ve received a lot of questions and requests (mostly from a survey of my newsletter readers) about what […]

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