Friday, October 31, 2008

Lifting Weights Improves Running Economy

If you guys don't follow the Conditioning Research blog, you should. The latest post is about a study that shows that weight training improves running economy.

If there is one thing an ultrarunner should want more of, it's running economy. Mine is in recession. But I have a bailout plan...

Run hard out there.

2 comments:

Nu-U Fitness Natural Athlete said...

I agree. I am just not starting to train an ultra runner! I am excited to see how he does. Any advice??

Neal Jamison said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment. I'm intrigued by crossfit endurance (crossfitendurance.com). They believe that functional fitness and evolutionary fitness and diet (google Art Devany) can do more for endurance than traditional slow-steady training. I know from experience that both slow-steady and fast-twitch training have their place in ultra training. I am still trying to find the right blend. Post to my recent blog entry if you want to discuss this more. Good luck!