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Day 006 - Weight-lifting for runners

R&R: Run or cross-train, + weights        Training via ActiveMail

TODAY IS A DAY FOR R&R: Either run 30 minutes or cross-train 40 minutes with medium effort. Then lift weights. Your weight-training routine should include both upper- and lower-body exercises. Don't waste your time doing high repetitions with low weight. That approach builds endurance, but it's more effective to build endurance by running. Instead, lift for strength by working to failure (that is, to the point where you just can't do another repetition). Do 2-3 sets of 8 repetitions (reps).