The Best Strength Exercises for Runners

Recently I polled my readers on their top struggles with running. And today I’m answering your top questions about strength exercises.

Plank Strength Exercise

I love sending you surveys – and I really appreciate you taking the time to complete them. …

Video: The 7-minute Strength Workout for Runners

This article was written by Mark Kennedy from Healthynomics.

I’m a better runner than I was in my mid-20’s. In fact, at the age of 41, I enjoy running more than I ever have.

Mark Kennedy Healthynomic

I’ve run my fastest …

The Tomahawk Medicine Ball Workout – Video Demonstration

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 …

CrossFit Endurance: The Best Way to Hack Endurance or a Total Sham?

The claims are bold: run less mileage with more intensity (and a lot of lifting) to race faster. But does it work?

CFE

That’s the million dollar question. Is CrossFit Endurance (CFE) an effective training program for runners?

Here’s …

4 Actionable Ways to Improve Your Running Today

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.

Blue Mountains

Last week I was interviewed by John Sifferman for nearly 90 minutes …

How to Break the Injury Cycle: Lessons from Olympic Trials Qualifier Jeff Gaudette

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 …

Video: How to Schedule Strength Workouts In Your Training

Running and strength training seem at odds with each other – but actually, they complement one another perfectly.

Strength Workouts

Many runners fall into the trap of only running without any other exercises in their training.

There are many different …

Video: How Do I Avoid the Infamous “Marathon Bonk?”

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 …

Q&A with Coach: The Skinny on Carb-loading, Strength Training, and Walking Breaks

For the first eight years of my running career, I was fortunate: at least three coaches were always available to answer all my questionsRunning Question.

But if you didn’t run in high school or college, that luxury isn’t available.…

Defining Athleticism: The 5 Components of Fitness

Training for any race – even a marathon – includes a lot more than just running. Runners who only run are doomed to overuse injuries.

Steeplechase Athleticism

Loyal Strength Running readers will recognize this as a common theme of my writing …