#3 Strength Training at the Gym
I wrote earlier in the season about getting a training program from Mark at South Congress Athletic Club. This has really helped me a great deal in my running. This season I’ve been spending around three and half hours a week at the gym. Two days are longer workouts, and two days are shorter workouts including one day of a core class.
The strength work has helped me keep my running form from collapsing during long runs or if I’m fatigued. Mark’s program has also helped reduce some of the imbalances in muscle groups like my Hamstrings as well as hip imbalances between my right and left side.