Strength’s edge For a speed boost, strength training is essential — especially for your core and legs. “Plyometrics will improve your stride power, or the force you pedal with,” says Diane Vives, C.S.C.S., owner of Vives Training Systems in Austin, Texas. For explosive power, she recommends the standing triple jump: Swing your arms back, then forward as you leap, landing on...
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5 Strategies for Overcoming Fear
By Karen Janos I’m a runner and have been for a few years now. The funny thing about running is how much it has taught me about life that I never truly considered before. Take fear for instance. Before running, I took fear for granted and never really worked through any ways to handle or conquer fear. It was just there. I either pushed past it, or I didn’t. There were no definite...
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Strength Train to Improve Running Economy
Dumbbell Plank Row :Active.com “Everyone thinks they need to do crunches or other abdominal work, but this exercise makes the abdominals work hard because they have to support the spine,” says Taylor. Get into a plank or start of a push-up position, with both hands gripping dumbbells. Feet should be shoulder-width apart. Contract your abdominal muscles to maintain a straight back. Row one...
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