When is the best time to strength-train?

Runner's World (UK) - - Training -

Strength train­ing should be timed so it doesn't com­pro­mise your run­ning ses­sions. Strength-train the day be­fore a hard ses­sion and it will af­fect your abil­ity to run well, and in­crease your in­jury risk. Keep strength work as far as pos­si­ble from your next in­ter­val ses­sion. It’s a dif­fi­cult bal­ance as it is likely to be best placed the day af­ter your pre­vi­ous in­ter­val ses­sion. You’ll need to lis­ten to your body and not push through an ex­er­cise if your mus­cles are sore. Core work can be topped up more of­ten to help you main­tain good run­ning form. Jo Pavey is a five- time UK Olympian and for­mer Euro­pean 10,000m cham­pion

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