# 26 – Jason Fitzgerald, 2:39 marathoner, coach and author discusses why strength training is essential for runners to improve performance and prevent injuries and how to approach strength training

Jason Fitzgerald, 2:39 marathoner, coach and author discusses why strength training is essential for runners to improve performance and prevent injuries and how to approach strength training, common mistakes and aspects of mental training

Show Notes

01:50 – Jason introduces himself

06:50 – Jason explains how and why he started incorporating strength training, and its advantages

12:05 – Overarching principles of strength training

16:55 – Basic strength training movements, the squat and the deadlift

19:40 – Why you should lift weights according to your ability, and not based on any prescription

21:45 – Common mistakes in strength training

24:40 – How and when to fit drills and plyometrics

28:40 – Fundamental aspects of mental training

36:55 – Use of visualization

41:05 – Quiz Time!

44:45 – Recommendations on other resources

Contact Jason

Email: support@strengthrunning.com

Website: strengthrunning.com

Strength Training: strengthrunning.com/strength

Recommendations by Jason

Podcasts

“On Coaching Podcast” by Steve Magness

Books

Run Faster by Brad Hudson (Amazon Link)

Good to Go by Christie Aschwanden (Amazon Link)

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