One of the best sayings is that “you don’t run to get fit”, you “get fit to run”. Today one of my personal training clients experienced it first hand. Before joining the gym he had been running/jogging recreationally around his home. His usual route took him 25 mins.
Do you think this is the best way to improve your 2.4km run for IPPT or NAPFA?
After 2 months training with us, he tried the route just for fun and it took – 17 mins. This is a 8 minute improvment! 30% improvement! Outstanding.
He has gotten alot stronger in training and it is carrying over to running. Do you think, that even with 2 months of running training he could improve 8mins? I think not!
Just another example of running not being the best way to improve running…
Read more about why joggers need strength training here!