Marathon Strength Training Plan


Training for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 23rd marathon? Read this…

So after neglecting strength training during my 1st marathon last year, I learned the hard way through countless hours in physical therapy, costly treatments, orthodics and even prescription-strength anti-inflammatory drugs – I am determined to not return to this world of hurt and setbacks again.

Enter the strength training plan – which is a combination of some moves I used to incorporate into my college athletic regimen, as well as items specifically recommended by my physical therapist

According to my current plan, I do all of these moves on Thursdays, as part of my full-body strength training routine.  If I happen to miss Barre classes on Tuesdays, this also serves as a back-up.  Do as many as you like from the comfort of your home, gym, etc.  The sky is the limit on this and increasing weight can increase progression as your plan progresses!  I started with basic 5 and 10 lb free weights, a yoga mat, and a chair.

Moves focused on Core + Areas Runners Typically Neglect

Marathon Strength Training
Strength training plan to pair alongside your marathon training schedule

Want a free printable version of the plan?  Find a copy here: Fit Nerd Marathon Strength Training


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