Nell Rojas NYC Marathon Prep | Episode 2 | Strength Training

Welcome to Nell Rojas’s NYC Marathon Prep Training Block Youtube Series! Nell is currently preparing for the TCS New York City Marathon taking place on November 6th. This is a summary of the second week of the 8 week Marathon training block.

The workout featured: Leg Day at Gym 5 in Boulder, CO. This episode is packed with incredible information from Keith Mueller of Higher Ground Athletics ( This one is going to make you re-think everything you know about strength training as a runner! Nell shares some commonly asked questions she gets as a coach.

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00:00 – Intro
01:42 – Nell’s FAQs
07:36 – Recap of last week’s workouts
12:53 – Nell’s philosophy on strength training as a runner
15:13 – Gym workout begins
27:58 – Keith discusses how muscle carries its own weight
37:49 – Nell asks Keith about the fear many have about strength training because they don’t want to gain weight
43:55 – Max effort versus dynamic effort

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