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Healthy Running Step by Step by Robert Forster, Roy Wallack

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8 Strength Training for Runners

Why weights are a magic bullet for injury prevention, robust bones and muscles, and a time-saving shortcut to speed and endurance.

In 2013, Evan, a 25-year-old elite triathlete, came into the office complaining of one of the most common running injuries: chronic knee pain. It first appeared after longer runs and then progressed to pain during every run. Eventually, the knee hurt in daily activities, including going up stairs and during squatting motions. It had been bothering him for several weeks and was interfering with his training and his life.

There are many causes of knee pain in runners, but coaches and athletes ...

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