Coach Troy on Endurance Planet

March 4h on Endurance PlanetEndurance Planet, a great podcasting website does a “You ask the coach” episode, every week or so. I wrote in to Endurance Planet sometime ago to ask Coach Troy a question regarding strength training. My question was about incorporating strength training into my marathon training plan. Is it best to lift before or after a run?

Coach Troy starts of by saying how important strength training is to multisport athletes over the age of 30. Coach Troy goes on to explain “specificity.” Your run days should always be about running, your cycling days should always be about cycling. When you add weights or do multiple disciplines on the same day they are supplemental to your sport specific training.

You can hear the March 4, 2008 podcast episode here:

http://www.enduranceplanet.com/programs/03-04-08_Troy_Jacobson.mp3

My thanks go out to Coach Troy and Endurance Planet!