If you have been reading Runners Blueprint for a while, then you know that I’m a strong proponent of strength training for runners. Sure, this is a runners’ blog, and I mostly write stuff for the running crowd. That said, any regular reader (or after checking my cross training page) might be surprised by the number of strength training workouts I shared in the last couple of years. But this time, I’m not going to share with you another workout. Instead, in today’s post, I’ll cover the basics of weight lifting for runners. I’ll show you the exact steps required to design your strength training program, even if you have never touched a dumbbell before.
Today I’m going to share with you another of my favorite exercise method: stair training. So hopefully by the end of the post, presuming you have access to stairs, I’m sharing with you an awesome stair workout routine to help you burn calories, build strength, and improve speed and agility in no time.
Today I’m going to share with you a workout routine that will not only help you burn mad calories and increase overall fitness level, but also help you improve your running and break through any pleateau: Enter Tabata training. In fact, according to plenty of research, if you do tabata workouts on a regular basis, then you will definitely increase your aerobic and anaerobic power with minimal training time. Therefore, I encourage you to try the workout I’m sharing with you below, or if it’s too much then try a version of it and see if you are up for the challenge. I do this as a part of my strength and endurance cross training regime.
Want to know how to run like a pro runner? If your answer is yes, then keep on reading… Why should you consider training like a pro? The fact is, if you are serious about reaching your full potential, you’ll need to imitate the strategies of those on top—no need to reinvent the wheel. By training like a pro runner, you’ll be able, without a shadow of a doubt, to achieve your running best.
If you’re serious about running your best (while avoiding the classic training rut trap), you need to opt for a well-rounded running program. That means doing a variety of running workouts of different speeds, distances, and intensities. And here is the good news. In today’s article, I’m going to break down the seven most basic running sessions, So, are you excited? Then here we go. But first things first, before we get into the heart of the matter, let’s first briefly discuss some of the reasons training variety is so important. The Many Benefits Of Training Variety Sticking to the same speed and distance over and over again is the recipe for boredom and plateaus. This is a classic mistake you need to avoid if you’re serious about reaching your running goals.
Whether you’re serious about increasing your speed so you can beat your record or to just feel comfortable on your next 6-miler, speed training is of utmost importance for improving your running performance. In today’s post, I’ll explain why speed work is important for runners and how to incorporate faster-paced training into your running program. I’ll also share with you the main speed work runs you need to add to your schedule to help take your running to the next level. The basic sessions include intervals, fartleks, tempo runs, and hill reps. Sure, these workouts are by no means the most exhaustive list of the speedwork sessions you can do, but they’ll definitely help you on your journey to get faster. So, are you excited? Then here we go.
Whether you're a newbie 5k runner or a hardcore marathoner, long runs are essential to any successful training program. Endurance running builds stamina, speed and mental toughness like nothing else, especially for the half marathon and beyond. But knowing how to do the long runs right (and safe) can often confuse any runner in the midst of their training. So, what is a long run? How long should it be? How to schedule it? Etc. These are some of the questions I will answer in today’s post. So are you excited? Then here we go.