There are very few things that obsessing over is a positive thing…but injury prevention is definitely one of them.
As runners, we often take running for granted. We just lace up and run, no big deal right? Well sure…when we’re just getting started everyone tells us that running is a cheap way to get get healthy and stay sane. But as we progress and get better at what we love we start to realize that:
- Running is not cheap
- Running alone is not enough to keep us healthy
- If we don’t add strength training to our routine, we won’t be able to run
Most of us have been running for a little bit now and some of us have been running for years so we know running isn’t cheap, we know running alone is not enough and we know we have to do our strength work. But we might still be confused as to what type of strength training is most beneficial to our sport. Should we lift heavy? Should we go to boot camp? Should we do plates or barre or some other class to help us get stronger?
While all those things are great for our personal fitness, they aren’t specific to running. No, I’m not saying you should stop going…but if we want to get better at what we love the most, we have to do a little work on areas where runners most often suffer from injuries and pain.
In September we are…
If you are not familiar with Strong to the Core, we are a private group that was formed from the 30 Days to a Stronger you group. We switched over the to private group to make our little family more secure and give our runners the chance to post and share in a private setting where they are free to say how they feel without being judged.
The group is made up primarily of runners who want to get stronger, faster and healthier! We know that strength training is an essential part of the program if we want to run for life so we do it together with a monthly workout plan, weekly speed work options, accountability, support and motivation!
We’d love to have you join our #CoreCrew family!