Of course there is and has been a plethora of research around cross training benefits, but I personally wasn’t willing to listen to any of it until the value of strength and mobility was thrown into my face in that one simple sentence. Now, the bulk of my belief on my daily runner accountability relies on this premise. Strengthen each leg. Strengthen them separately. Strengthen them often. Strengthen them and then feel your power as a runner increase.Read More
I’m seven months in, haven’t missed a workout (though I’ve moved some to alternate days), and I’m fully healed from my injury. Here’s how Pilates helped me train as a runner, post-injury…Read More
Complete this routine once or twice a week for injury prevention and general fitness. It takes only 10-15 minutes, and it works specifically on strengthening your core and glutes, key areas for a successful runner.Read More
It's so easy to fall into the mental attitude that the only way to become a better runner or that the only exercise that "counts" is running. Runners can be stubborn and snobby like that; who knew?Read More
Emily and Jenny are wives and mothers who became lifting ladies. They are passionate about their faith and weight lifting. We love watching the videos they post of their workouts on their Instagram. And since they have a little more experience with developing a strength training plan for runners, we asked them to create another one for our Catholic Women Run community!Read More
Are you looking for a HIIT workout made for runners? How about one with the rosary thrown in, too? This 24-minute rosary workout is a HIIT routine for Catholic runners. You'll get max cardio effect and prayer time, too.
"Strength training for runners?! Why are these two together?! Isn't running enough?!" This may be what those of you who signed up for the Advent 2017 #CatholicWomenRun challenge are saying right about now. We sent out the training plan for the 5k, 10k, and half marathon on Sunday night. And one day of the plan includes strength training.Read More