Ready for Fall and 10 Strength Training Moves for Runners.

8 miles before 7 am with some gorgeous cloud cover. My legs were feeling so good too! I think it had something to do with the awesome cool breeze we’ve been experiencing lately. I’m seriously counting down the days for the arrival of glorious fall.


So along with marathon training as most of you know maintaining some sort of strength training regimen is vital. I try to lift weights 2-3 times a week along with my marathon training schedule. Bodyweight exercises for runners are also really helpful. This gets me out on the roads feeling stronger and definitely more powerful. Working different muscle groups and keeping your body shocked for me I think is so important and will help you get further in the long run. (pun intended) Click on the links to get a description of each.


(source- Pop Sugar Fitness)

1. Squats – my absolute favorites are goblet squats
2. Walking lunges
3. Shoulder presses
4. Tricep dips
5. Bicep curls
6. Plank/side planks
7. Deadlifts
8. Wall sits
9. Kickdowns
10. Russian twists

Try to work some of these into your routine during the week (maybe on a cross training day or set aside time before getting your run on) and I guarantee you will see improvements in your running.

Runners (or non runners) What are some great strength training moves you like to incorporate into your routine?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

12 thoughts on “Ready for Fall and 10 Strength Training Moves for Runners.

  1. Those are all excellent exercises! I am a big fan of Bulgarian split squats, planks with donkey kick combo and v-ups with a medicine ball. I can not wait for fall!!!! It’s starting to feel a few degrees cooler and I’m getting a little excited about fall racing!

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