Distance running and weight lifting are two things that a majority of people would think are polar opposites. When most people conjure up visions of distance runners, they think of skin and bones running around in slightly offensive short-shorts. Weight lifters? Those are the guys that rock the just-got-out-of-bed hairstyle because their biceps are too big to take a comb to their head. And let’s not even mention the tank tops, bro. Now that I have equally offended both parties involved, let’s get down to business.
Attention all runners, if you want to improve your running times, get into the weight room! If you don't want to listen to me, at least take George Perry's advice. George is the director and running coach for the Austin Track Club and this week, he'll not only explain why strength training is important, but he'll also show us a sample workout that he uses with his runners.
There are few sporting events more steeped in tradition than the Boston Marathon. So after last year’s tragedy, you knew the event would come back bigger and stronger than ever. ‘Boston Strong’, was their slogan, and looking back, this should have been their slogan for years. The Boston Marathon has always represented strength and adversity as well as overcoming obstacles and pushing yourself to new limits. From the start line out in Hopkinton, to the rolling hills of Newton and the finishing stretch on Bolyston Street, its hard to argue with the perseverance shown by everyone involved in this race, none more so than winner Meb Keflezighi.