Strength Training Workout for Runners

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As you may have noticed, I’ve been talking plenty about marathon training lately (are you tired of hearing about it yet?), but I haven’t had much of a chance to talk about some of the specifics, like my strength training workouts, which are just as essential as any other part of the program.

Remember, strength training is important, not only because it will make you a stronger, faster runner but it will help you to prevent injury, too.

Strength moves like lunges, mountain climbers and abductions offer an opportunity for you to move your joints and muscles through different planes of motion, which helps to counteract the repetitive motion of running.

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Gear Review: Reebok ZQuick Sneakers

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

This is the story. Last week I was supposed to attend another workout at the Reebok Fit Hub in Union Square, like I did two weeks ago for Tara Stiles’ yoga class. (All of the Reebok FitHub locations host free fitness classes for everyone throughout the year!)

This time the workout was with Spartan Race CEO Joe DeSena. Unfortunately, my schedule ended up changing and I wasn’t able to attend the workout. However, Reebok was kind enough to let me hold on to the gear they had sent for the event, so long as I agreed to share it here on my blog, which was what I was going to do anyway!

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What to Eat Before Running – Fuel Box Giveaway from The Feed

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One of the questions about running that I get most frequently from readers on Instagram and Tumblr is, “What do you eat before running?”

This is a great question, because eating the right foods at the right times before your workouts can greatly improve your performance. So today, I’ll answer this question in detail for you all!

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Healthy Smoothie Recipe: Hibiscus Strawberry

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To me, smoothies are the perfect recovery snack for after a long run or intense workout.
It’s an easy way to deliver your hungry muscles the nutrients they need to recover right away.

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That’s Not Enough Running: My Marathon Training Plan, Revised

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Oh boy! Well, I’m just one week into marathon training and this journey is already taking me for a wild ride!

OK, it’s nothing that crazy, but over the weekend I made some emergency changes to my training schedule.

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My 14-Week Marathon Training Plan

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Welcome to my life. All I talk about now is marathon training.

Marathon training this. Marathon training that. Hey, by the way! Did you know I’m training for the New York City Marathon?

Sorry, I’m not sorry. What can I say? My world revolves around running (more so than usual now) and finishing my training program and the race successfully means a lot to me, so it’s going to affect almost every aspect of my life.

Speaking of my training program, I’ve been talking a lot about that over the past few weeks too, but I haven’t shared it with you all yet until now.

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