Having a strong posterior chain and core is key to your long term success in running. Strengthening exercises will improve your form, avoid injury, and help you move up hills more efficiently during a race. Please keep in mind that any new exercises you incorporate into your weekly routine should be gradual and progressive.
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Note: these resources are only suggestions and not required during your training.
On top of the routines above, consider adding 1 – 3 sets of 5 – 15 push-ups.
General Flexibility & Foam Rolling
Tips for effective foam rolling and stretching:
Limit foam rolling and stretching to no more than 5 – 20 minutes a day
Haven’t moved around much during the day? Keep any stretching light and easy .
Avoid deep stretching, only hold a posture for 10 – 30 seconds. As a runner, you don’t need any more than that.
Stay hydrated! Your muscles will thank you.