Does strength training improve running performance?

Should runners strength train?  Will weight lifting make you a faster runner?  Will it protect you against injury?  These questions come up often and each time they do it sparks considerable debate as to whether resistance training provides any benefit … Continue reading

Do increases in VO2max cause performance to improve?

If you have read any popular literature then you’ve heard that increasing your VO2max is an important goal of training because a higher VO2max causes performance to improve.  Running books devote chapters to discussing VO2max and how to train so … Continue reading

Do high lactate concentrations actually improve performance?

Do High Lactate Concentrations Actually Improve Performance?  If you read popular running books or magazines you have most likely been exposed to the term lactate threshold.  Those books and magazines have likely advised you that in order to improve your … Continue reading