Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hudson Elite runner Maggie Callahan talks about strength training


If you're an endurance athlete, and you're not strength training, there's a big hole in your game. Jason over at Strength Running has been working with Randy to put together a strength program for runners. He just published his latest podcast interview with our very own Maggie about her strength training with Randy. Maggie and many of her Hudson Elite teammates have trained with Randy over the years and have seen great results.

You don't need to be an elite athlete like Maggie to benefit from strength work. Being stronger is great for recreational runners too. Even if you don't want to get faster, being stronger will prevent injury and keep you out on the road or trail more.

Listen to the podcast here.

Boulder-area endurance athletes: stop by and talk to Randy about adding some strength work to your training schedule.

Oh, and I almost forgot - Marlena from Fairview High School also works with Randy. She just won the (national level) 800m at the Simplot Games with a 2:16 and change. My best 800m in track (when I was a fast and light high-schooler, not a heavy weightlifter) was 2:22. I'm glad I never had to race in the same heat as her!



Warm-up

row 500 / run 400
crawling lunge
10 KB swings or snatches
double KB overhead lunge
10 TGUs or windmills
10 goblet squats
5 pull-ups or push-ups or dips

Strength

press 8-5-3x5

Accessory/Skill

2 TGUs between sets

Group Workout

6 rounds:
2L, 2R KB OHS + 1 TGU

then

6 rounds: 
5 inchworm + push up
5 burpees 
0:15 rest 

then

2 minute plank hold



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