Highlights: Strength Training, Races & More
Favorite Links of the Week
Top 5 Strength Training Tips for Runners (Jen Rulon) - Strength training will improve your pace.
5 Common Myths About Strength Training for Runners (Runners Connect) - I needed a reminder to completely recover between sets. I rush it!
Just Two Minutes of Foam Rolling Enhances Flexibility - I'm going to try this: foam roll each muscle group twice after each run or before running! Plus, after 2-3 runs I'll do strength training.
Strength Training for Ultramarathonrunners: A Case for Heavy Weights (ReadRunRave) - This article makes the case for squats. This week, I did far too many squats than I should have and was sore for days. Increase slowly!
Brain Training & Bikers - Mental training boosts endurance. It looks like I should try to do more math when I run!
5 Inspiring Race Reports
Daily G(Races) blogger, Kortni, helped her friend to PR when they finished the 3M Half Marathon (TX) together in 1:59!
The HoHo Runs blogger was the 2nd place finisher in her age group at the Callaway Gardens Half Marathon (GA) with a time of 2:09! See her report for tips on figuring out your estimated finish time on the run.
The Millennial Next Door blogger, Hanna, completed the Icebreaker Indoor Half Marathon (WI) in 1:51 and earned herself a PR!
Shannon was the 1st female finisher at the Bigfoot 50K (OH) with a time of 6:01! Her unique award: a handmade walking stick that she'll use on her hiking adventures.
Susan was the 3rd overall finisher in the Mississippi Blues Half Marathon and ran negative splits with a time of 1:38!
I hope you enjoy my round-up of this week's highlights and that you get a good run in this weekend!