Why all runners should strength train. Using runner-specific strength exercises will increase structural fitness—or the ability of your bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to withstand the impact of running.
.The importance of a warm-up prior to exercise cannot be overstressed and should be the first part of every training session. It raises the body temperature and prepares the muscles, nervous system, tendons, ligaments, joints and cardiovascular system for the workout ahead. Thus, reducing the risk of injury through greater muscle elasticity and increasing the heart rate.