It is a long weekend here in Alberta and I am so happy to have that extra day for family time. Today we got a bunch of new books from the library for Weston and we have a couple of little valentines day treats planned for him.
Today I want to talk about strength training. I don't think it is a secret that it is the weakest part of my exercise regime. When I do get in strength work it is usually in a HIIT class, which is no doubt a great training option, but not necessarily runner specific. Also, in full disclosure, given the option I am likely to do anything but strength.
As I reflect on some of my running injuries and the frustration that comes with taking time off, I decided it was time to make a concerted effort to get stronger. Here is what I was looking for:
- Runner specific training
- Minimal time for maximum benefit
- An easy to follow plan that didn't make me feel intimidated
- Exercises that I could easily do at home when the gym isn't feasible.