Run Your Fastest 5K: Resistance Training Routine

Once a week—twice if you have time—perform a short bodyweight or free-weight resistance-training routine. These exercises force your nervous system to recruit all your muscle fibers both simultaneously and explosively, mimicking the demands of the 5K start. This isn’t about building bigger muscles. It’s about teaching your body efficient control of your muscle fibers.

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Run Your Fastest 5K

Pete Magill / November 15, 2018

An all-encompassing guide on nailing the 5K from building the speed and strength of a miler to increasing the endurance of a marathoner.