Doing some strength training 2-3 times a week will help a runner stay injury free by keeping strong and balanced muscles. Only 10-20 minutes after a run can get you an entire strength workout using bodyweight exercises alone. In addition to injury prevention, strength training will increase both muscular power and endurance, to improve your pace and help your running legs will last longer!
At Moms on the Run we're so passionate about the benefits of strength training that we add an extra dose to our fall classes. Check out our Strength & Cardio Boot Camp this September for guidance from a Certified Coach while you add weights to your running routine - and bonus - we make it FUN!
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