Saturday, 8 February 2014

The benefits of weight training for distance runners

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 08, 2014 with 2 comments
Put simply - I haven't had a sprint finish in years. Last Tuesday, in the Summer Series 5k at Boathouse East, I was huffing and puffing along trying to drag in runners, and out of the blue sprinted the last 100m or so. Haven't done that in years.

So if you want to find your inner sprinter, even if only at the end of races, do some weight training.


  1. But don't you build these heavy muscles which you have to lug for 4.9k before you get to sprint?

    1. Not if you do it right.... watch this space. Not THIS space. Future results.
      The strength helps stave off injury, too.