This workout is perfect for getting your legs ready for a winter training cycle leading up to a spring race (Shamrock, Boston). If you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area, this would be perfect for preparing for the SVR Winter Series.
Another edition of Workout Wednesday! It’s been awhile since we hit the core, so I thought I’d give you another great workout to keep in your strength arsenal.
Are you training for a specific event, with a specific goal pace in mind? If so, the only way to reach that goal is to consistently run your goal pace during training. No, not all of your runs should be, or need to be, at fast paces. In fact, we suggest a ratio of 80/20 easy to hard effort training runs. If you struggle with goal pace in training, you will most likely struggle during the race.
Whether you are an obstacle racer or not, these strength exercises will help power you through whatever path is before you.
Since we are supported on a single leg while running, it’s important to work on balance, strength and stabilization. When training on a single leg, we are also able to engage smaller muscles such as the gluteus medius and abductors which may not be fully activated in dual leg exercises.
The best way to avoid the “I should have …” on race day is to practice your essential actions, like fueling and hydration, throughout your training and set up a dress rehearsal run a few weeks out from the race. Read more …