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Confused about strength training? Wonder how to sync it with your run training? Look no further! Strength in Stride is our innovative runner’s strength training system that actually flows with your training plan. Designed in phases, you build the right kind of strength at the right time so you get to the starting line healthy and the finish line faster. Easy to use and highly effective, you’ll love knowing exactly what to do and when with Strength in Stride.
THE FOUR PHASES OF STRENGTH IN STRIDE
Follow the proven four-phase strength training system and you’ll not just build a strong, supple runner’s body but you’ll peak on race day ready for your best performance.
Workout Details: In each phase, you’ll enjoy two different programs and we’ll tell you exactly which program to do when. You’ll start with lower reps and sets and progress to more reps and sets. Expect to spend between 10 and 20 minutes on each routine (shorter when starting each phase and longer at the end of each phase). You should do this routine 1-3 times per week. The end goal is to have a strength program that works with not against your running program. And because each program and each phase is different, you stay motivated for the next session.
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– Ramona M.
I have the utmost respect for Greg and am impressed with his abilities as a coach.
I attribute most of my success in running to Greg’s training philosophy. The plans work.
Greg is smart, very smart. He’s guided me through all the ups and downs that running has thrown at me all the way to the Olympics.
How awesome this group is! When I first started, I was hesitant to be in groups with a bunch of strangers and did not feel this it would be helpful. I WAS SO WRONG!!! How amazing it is that a group of strangers are great motivators. I look forward to seeing runs and workouts and like the kudos on mine. A few times, I was having that “I am not running feeling”, but then I see runs on the boards and I get my butt out there! So thank you random runners for your support and motivation. And thank you Greg for giving us the opportunity to “meet” and work together toward our goals. Best of luck with training!!!
“I thought I was mentally strong but never realized the power that was untapped. In this video, Dr. Stan quickly and easily showed me how to set better goals, get into an optimal mindset and ultimately, get the most from myself in training and racing.” Carl L.
I had run seven marathons before last weekend and had attempted to qualify for Boston in my past three marathons. After missing my BQ cut-off time by 4-6 minutes in those last three marathons, I started analyzing what I needed to change and researching different running plans. I purchased your Level 4 combo runner plan in July and used it to train for the 2019 Savannah Marathon. In Savannah, I ran my 8th marathon and ran a 3:42:18, cutting 9:12 off of my PR from 2015 and beating my last marathon time of 3:54:29! Best of all, I QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON 2021, beating my 3:50 cut-off time by over 7 minutes!
Thank you Run Team members, Greg and the other coaches. What a family – great to learn from, encourage each other and get some re-assurances when you are in doubt. Roll on to the next race.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful responses. This is exactly what sets McMillan RunClub apart from other formats I’ve tried.
PR by 6 min and BQ with 14 min! Crushed it! Thanks for all the help!
Thanks, Greg! I really appreciate your advice and support through this training cycle. I’m feeling confident going into this weekend, and can’t wait for Saturday!
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- Running-specific exercises
- Approachable and easy to integrate
- Adaptable to your strength level
- Fast and effective routines
- Meshes perfectly with your run training
After you sign up, you’ll be sent an activation email. You’ll then access the Strength in Stride page (just go to the My Videos button at the top of the website) and all the instructional videos and exercise progressions for each phase are listed there.
As the name suggests, you and I will do the routine together. I’ll instruct you on the exercise to do and just like if we were in the gym together, I’ll lead you through the full routine. There are three follow along workouts for each stage. You’ll use the first follow along workout early in the phase then move to the second and finally to the third follow along workout. This way, you keep your body progressing and you never get bored from just doing the same exercise in the same way over and over.
There are four phases in Strength in Stride. Phase 1 focuses on stability. Phase 2 focuses on Strength. Phase 3 focuses on Power and Phase 4 is the maintenance phase for when you are between race plans. Each phase has two programs within it and Coach Angela varies the programs to keep your body adapting at optimal levels.
The early stages last 10-20 minutes and the latter stages (where you are stronger and do more work) are 20-30 minutes.
One to three times per week is ideal. The point of having all the routines and progressions within the routine is to keep you from becoming bored. I want you to establish a habit of doing ancillary training like core training. This way, after you build your strength, you’ll continue to injury-proof your body so you can keep running strong for years to come.
The main equipment used in your own body weight. However, there are a few exercises where a stability ball (you know those big round balls), a medicine ball, a resistance band and a hand weight (dumbbell, etc.) are used.
No. You can do this in the comfort of your own home (or hotel room if traveling). But, you can access this routine on any device (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) so if you wanted to do it in the gym, you could just pull up the page, start following along with the routine!
Yes! This is not just a video for you to follow. This is a strength training system and we’re here to help if you need it.