Strength training is so important for runners, and yet, most of us tend to forget about it and focus on what we like to do… which is running. The stronger you are, the faster you’ll run, and the better you will get at uphill/downhill, trail and mountain running. It also helps preventing injuries by getting all of your body muscles stronger, and not just those legs! We have selected for you some of our go to exercises for trail runners and included video links to videos which explain how to do each one.
We want to help you to train at home so check out Weeks 1 to 4 of our 12-Week Training Plan to get you ready for your next adventure.
What’s your understanding of tapering?
Tapering means to reduce gradually. This means that before the race, usually around 7 days (depending on the race you are setting out to do), you start to reduce your training in order to ensure your body is well-rested for race day! Here are our personal tips on how to taper leading up to one of the Gaelforce 10k Series run, or similar 10k events.
We are all creatures of habit and routine, especially when it comes to working out. But changing it up can really benefit your body and spice up your training routine. Most of you will already add the odd gym session to your training, but here are some of our favourites especially during the summer months!
As essential as it is to be out on the saddle building up that endurance, it’s no longer enough for you when it comes to top ranking.
Use these 5 exercise tips to build your strength and power to hold you own out on the trails.