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8 week Running specific strength and conditioning plan, reusable, starts any date


Steven Moody, Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year, Training Peak and Ironman U certified

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8 Weeks

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Plan Description

8 week running specific strength and conditioning plan

I am so glad I pestered Coach Steve to create this running specific strength plan at the start of the season - not only did I manage to hit my marathon goal time with ease - I also felt strong like an Ox

Gavin McAllister and Smart endurance training plan user 2018 season

Plan outline
This 8 week (2 hrs a week at peak) strength program is designed for a runner is looking to maximize their chances injury prevention and build powerful muscles for running.

It breaks sessions into upper body and lower focus and outlines which running specific muscle groups you are targeting and why.

Perfect for adding into an existing plan to minimize risk of injury

Each of the exercises in the plan is video demo-ed in a handy kick off document with key safety tips/pointers useful for the absolute beginner to the more experienced gym bunny.

The program also outlines recommended progression in terms of increasing weights and/or intensity and with approx 2 hours a week in total to complete all exercises - can easily be integrated with a full training plan.

Alternatively perfect for the off season to ensure you are strong and ready to hit the ground running come next race season

NB Best used with access to a gym and standard weights equipment but non gym options provided

Typical week
2 sessions a week

What do you get in this plan?
• How to use the plan documentation including video links on how to correctly execute the prescribed exercises
• Email access to the author

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Strength x4
2:00 hrs 0:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
2:00 hrs 0:30 hrs

Training Load By Week

Steven Moody 2017 Triathlon Ireland Coach of the year

SMart endurance solutions

*Triathlon Ireland coach of the year award winner 2017 based on athlete/peer voting*

Coach Steve has over 20 years experience in endurance sports racing, including numerous IRONMAN and 70.3 finishes (including 2xworld champ qualification)

As a full time coach (ITU & TP level 2, Ironman U and Tri Sutto certified), Steven specializes in helping time crunched Age Group triathletes & runners realize their goals.

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