The ability to run long distances, also known as endurance, isn't easy. Your body needs to be strong and conditioned. The good news is that research has shown how effective regular exercise can be. By doing strength and conditioning work on your body once or twice a week, you'll start to see an improvement in your performance over a period of time.
Strength and conditioning
But when it comes to strength and conditioning, it helps to remember that we are all unique and have different needs. These extra exercise sessions don't have to take up a lot of your time, but every little helps. The idea is that once you start to condition your body, all the miles you do during training and on race day itself will be easier to handle.
Give it a go
Try the following routine over the next few weeks and see the improvements in your running. This session should take around 20 minutes and you should aim to do it 1-2 times a week. Don't forget to take your time, concentrate on each exercise, and enjoy yourself!