I agree with these guys & hope their advice was helpful. I know this is a bit late, but I find weight training to be sooo beneficial. Strength training can help you build up your lactic threshold, which can help lessen the arm & all over soreness that alot of people experience during & after a long run. Doing core strength training (abs & back) is really helpful for keeping your posture during the long runs. Late in the run there's a tendency to slump a little, which can change or limit air supply, not to mention make you feel more fatigued. It's important to balance it with stretching, though, because it definitely can tighten up your muscles. Weight training in general can help w/ endurance, strength & speed, but the core work and the flexibility will be really helpful for those last few miles, when your legs have a tendency to tighten & your back wants to collapse late in the game. Runners also tend to overuse certain leg muscles and underuse others, so weight training can help to balance you out & prevent potential injuries (like shin splints, if you're one of these people.I wouldn't do too much of it during the 2 week taper before a marathon, though. Hope you had a good enough marathon experience to want to try it again... happy trails!
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