Ah yes, the age old question for runners: what is the best time for strength training?
It’s no secret that regular strength training is important for runners, both to reduce the risk of injury and to improve performance.
But when is the best time to incorporate said strength training? Or does timing even matter?
When is the Best Time for Strength Training?
For runners, the best time for strength training is AFTER they’ve done a hard workout.
Allow me to explain why.
After you’ve done a hard workout (think speed intervals, tempo, etc.), your legs are pretty well shot, right?
So now is a good time to pile on. Adding 10-15 minutes of mostly body weight exercises after a hard workout really isn’t going to make any difference in terms of recovery, especially if you can do the strength training almost immediately after your run.