Strengthening your leg muscles is crucial to any pre-race training. Running up and downhill is extremely taxing and strength training beforehand is the best way to reduce your injury risk. While not all courses have a lot of hills, this kind of cross-training will also help you fly across the flat portions of any course.
Physical therapist Stacey McConnell from St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine will guide you through simple ways to strength train before your big race.
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