Run Strong with Coach Nicola
Would you like to run faster but feel you run out of speed too soon?
Do you want to run further but find aches and niggles are stopping you each time you increase the distance?
Have you been told that strength training is good for runners but you just don’t know where to start?
Do you enjoy running but don’t think you have time to fit in any other exercise or cross-training?
Have you been injured and want to enjoy running again without the fear of injury holding you back?
Do you want to become a better, stronger runner so you can reach whatever goals you set yourself?
Then get strong with Run Strong!
Here’s how you can become a stronger runner
The Run Strong workshop is for you if
You enjoy running but keep getting injured or have ongoing niggles which cause frustration
You want to run faster but despite adding speed work you can’t quite seem to hit the times
You feel you have plateaued and no matter what you do you just don’t seem to improve
You want to run further but every time you increase the distance you get pain
You want to enjoy running but it often feels like hard work
You know you should be adding strength training but feel a bit lost on what do to and don’t know what will actually be of benefit to you
What you can expect
The Run Strong programme consists of a 90 minute in person workshop led by Coach Nicola, a UK Athletics running coach and personal trainer, and a 4 week online strength programme.
The 90 Minute Workshop
A small group workshop, no more than 12 people, that will get you moving effectively, teaching you movements to improve your running strength, mobility and agility.
All exercises in the workshop are simple body-weight exercises that can be done at home. You will also be shown how you can make the movements more challenging with and without adding weight or equipment.
You will also be shown how to improve your running technique using easy running drills that you can add to your running warm up or cool downs to make you runs more effective.
4 Week Online Programme
Following the workshop you will be invited to join a 4 week online programme.
Each week you will be given
- two strength workouts lasting up to 30 minutes which builds on the exercises learnt in the 90 minute workshop
- a mobility or stretching session
- a running workout to help improve your technique, your speed or your endurance
At the end of the 4 weeks you will have a solid foundation of running specific strength.