Training in the gym is often seen as something that contradicts running training. Especially for longer distances, where the concept of putting on muscle and weight has obvious implications. In actual fact gym training, and weights in particular, are highly beneficial to any runner, whether you’re a sprinter or an ultra-marathoner.
Firstly, weight training allows you to build strength.
Now, strength may not be something you usually associate with running, but it means a lot more than the ability to lift something heavy.
Muscular strength is defined as “the ability…