May 29, 2012

Training Tuesday: Do You Strength Train?

An integral part of running well is having a strong body. This can be achieved with strength training several days per week. I choose my non-running days for both cross training (biking or swimming) and strength training. My upper body work is usually planks, some weight machines at the gym and free weights. For my legs and abs, I do pull ups, wall sits, and leg work on a mat.

As an older runner, my muscles need consistent work to keep from losing mass. Your diet also plays a part with strength sure to eat adequate protein and carbohydrates.


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