259. Running and Lifting: How Elizabeth Does Both As a Sub-3 Marathoner
Listeners know I'm a relentless advocate of strength training, whether you're doing bodyweight exercises at home or lifting heavy in the gym.
But some runners take strength training to a level above and beyond the rest of us - and find great success along the way.
This week’s podcast features a fellow running coach and one of my private coaching clients, Elizabeth Corkum. Elizabeth - who goes by the nickname Corky - is a 2:58 marathoner and 5-day per week weightlifter.
Coach Corky has multiple coaching certifications, including USA Track and Field, Road Runners Club of America, and the Lydiard Foundation. She is also a certified personal trainer and specialist in sports nutrition.
Your path may or may not look exactly like hers, but you can learn a lot from her journey and our discussion, including:
How Elizabeth incorporates her extensive strength work into her race training The unexpected path she took to reach her sub 3 hour marathon goal How you can go all in and have fun at the same time The importance of being patient and trusting the path you're on Why every training cycle will help you get somewhere new, even if it’s not what you planned Links & Resources from the Show:
Learn more about Coach Corky Follow Coach Corky on Instagram Learn how to get strong with Strength Running Listen to a podcast about running a sub 3 marathon Periodize your weightlifting with High Performance Lifting Thank you Elemental Labs! A big thanks to Elemental Labs for their support of this episode! They make electrolyte drinks for athletes and low-carb folks with no sugar, artificial ingredients, or colors. And you can get a free sampler pack of 4 flavors and 8 individual packets when you pay $5 in shipping.
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Runners of all levels can benefit from coaching, but it’s important to find the right match to get the most out of your relationship. If you’re looking for a coach or considering getting certified as one, you’ll benefit from learning more about both sides of the coaching experience.
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