If you are a runner or a triathlete, you should know who Alberto Salazar is. If you don’t, you have been living under a rock. Alberto Salazar is well known for being one of the best long distance runners in the world. Currently, Salazar coaches for Nike Oregon Project. Here are some of his accomplishments:
- In 1980, he clocked the New York Marathon in 2:09.41
- In 1981, he set a world record for the marathon in 2:08.13
- Outdoor 10k in 27:25.61
- Outdoor 5k in 13:11.93
I started a strength program for runners, as they are heading into the marathon/half marathon season coming up and I am ALREADY seeing such AMAZING gains with them. We are specializing specific lifts (with a bar) and building strength each week off of those lifts, and then adding a little bit of High Intensity Training work to the workout. This is what I observed in those 4 weeks:
- Much more confident
- Nagging injuries are gone!
- Developing muscles in the arms, back, and legs!
Why do I bring up Alberto Salazar? An article was written about Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon Project and their strength training program! Here is a quote from Garrett Reim and the article, “To make it to the next level, strength training is a must.”