No matter what distance you run or style of runner you are these tips are important and can be super helpful the next time you run. 'Outside' spoke with the greatest athletes to examine the best training strategies and tips they have. Here are some valuable tips that every runner should know.
1. Strengthen Your Whole Body
“Good runners condition their whole bodies. The arms drive the legs. Keep your upper body and core toned with a lot of push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and back raises (don’t forget that the back is part of the core). Stay away from machine weights and stick to Pilates, climbing, and dynamic flexibility work like yoga.”
2. Run More Hills
“One of the beauties of hills is that they really work on dynamic power, hip strength, and hip mobility because you need to be able to go and drive those hips really high to get up.”
3. Quit Trying to Set Your PR
“Be process-oriented, not outcome-oriented. Get a little better with each training session—a stronger squat, a harder effort on intervals. Don’t obsess about race day.”