Hungry Runner

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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Today’s workout: at-home, equipment-free, total body strength training circuit!

AKA it was too snowy and just a bit too cold to run outside in the dark this morning.

Today’s workout: at-home, equipment-free, total body strength training circuit!

AKA it was too snowy and just a bit too cold to run outside in the dark this morning.

I’ve been really into HIIT workouts as cross training on days when I don’t run. Here’s the workout I did on Thursday. 10 Seconds rest between exercises. 1 minute rest between each round.

I’ve been really into HIIT workouts as cross training on days when I don’t run. Here’s the workout I did on Thursday. 10 Seconds rest between exercises. 1 minute rest between each round.

1 Hour Total Body At-Home Strength Workout

Holy hell! I did this workout yesterday afternoon. My glutes, inner thighs, hamstrings, and obliques are SO SORE this morning.

Add this vid to your list of kick-butt at-home workout.

My post-turkey total-body workout! 

I just killed this circuit at the gym with my sister. Felt good to move and sweat after a long day of eating delicious food yesterday.

Take this to the gym with you today and try it out!

My post-turkey total-body workout!

I just killed this circuit at the gym with my sister. Felt good to move and sweat after a long day of eating delicious food yesterday.

Take this to the gym with you today and try it out!

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