I do not necessarily want to make this thread about me; rather, I would rather see a discussion about ideal weight training for the middle distance runner. BUT… I will start with some information about me and my question concerning the topic.
-I have been running 7 years.
-17:50 5k, 5:25 mile … 25 year old male … (I know)
After discussing my love for running and my inability to perform well, someone suggested weight training. When I attempted it, I think I found, perhaps, why I perform so terribly. I have NO power whatever. I couldn’t half squat the bar+10lbs .. That’s not good.
Now, I have read so much conflicting information on how to weight training effective for runners. Right now, I am starting from the ground up and focusing on 800m/1500m/mile. Do I do “low weight/high rep” or “high weight/low rep” or something in between? From my above statements, you can tell I have no power or speed. I am taking a break from mile to work on WT … PLEASE HELP! Any input would be great, whether geared to me specifically or WT for 800m/1500m in general.