Strength Training For Fall Runners

In-Season Fall Marathon/Half-Marathon

Off-Season Cross Country Racing (Junior High, High School, Collegiate)

Amy Robillard, 5x Flying Pig Winner, US Olympic Team Trials qualifier for the Marathon

Details

Available July 3

This is a runner-specific training program with workouts designed to improve a runner's posture, enhance their dynamic core stability, generate more force and power from the legs, and toughen their muscles, tendons, and bones to better absorb the repetitive forces of running.

Each week, there will be a primary workout and a complimentary workout.  The primary workout will have components of working the lower extremity, core, back, and conditioning.  The complimentary workout will focus on the core, back, and general conditioning. 

Workouts progress in difficulty from week to week to ensure that you are continuously being challenged in order to effectively stimulate your body to adapt to the exercise stress and get stronger, building on the movements and exercises of previous sessions.

Coach to participant ratio is 1:5 at the most. 

Small group sessions can be scheduled Monday through Saturday.  Gym availability ranges from 5:45a to 7:00p (depending on the day).  

Our small group program is specifically designed for the endurance athlete, but it is not customized for each individual.  If you would like a customized plan, then you will need to sign up for private or semi-private personal training.

 Jocelyn McCauley, Professional Triathlete (2017 Ironman New Zealand Champion, 2016 Ironman Mallorca Champion, 2017 Ironman Vichy 70.3 Champion, 2017 Kona Ironman World Championships 10th place)

Jocelyn McCauley, Professional Triathlete (2017 Ironman New Zealand Champion, 2016 Ironman Mallorca Champion, 2017 Ironman Vichy 70.3 Champion, 2017 Kona Ironman World Championships 10th place)

Why should endurance athletes strength train? 

Strength training increases your muscle's ability to generate force, rate of force development, tendon stiffness, and the ratio of Type IIA muscle fibers (fibers with improved fatigue resistance AND ability to produce high contractile force).  Strength training also improves VO2 Economy (you can last longer at higher VO2 max efforts).  Simply put, a specific and focused strength training program will make you faster and less injury prone.   Click here for resources.

 
Because of the strength training I have done at Beyond Exercise, I have had that little extra that is needed in a race to accomplish my goals. I know that the strength training has helped me be able to push higher watts and run faster in training so that I can then execute my race plan. Not only has it helped me go harder in training, but also stay healthy and injury-free.
— Jocelyn McCauley, Professional Triathlete, 2x Ironman Champion, 1x Ironman 70.3 Champion
 

Professional triathlete, Jocelyn McCauley, winning Ironman Mallorca 2016 with the course record

Jocelyn performs a barbell rack lift to improve the force production of her gluteals and hamstrings.  This exercise also improves her core strength.

Elite distance runner, Amy Robillard, @ the Olympic Team Trials for the Marathon.

 Amy performs a barbell rack lift to improve the force production of her gluteals and hamstrings.  This exercise also improves her core strength.

Amy performs a barbell rack lift to improve the force production of her gluteals and hamstrings.  This exercise also improves her core strength.