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Strength training reduces injury for runners

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The springtime warm-up comes just 2 months from the Fargo Marathon.

While it might be tempting to get outside and pound the pavement, trainers encourage runners to add some strength training to their routines.

This "Faster Stronger Runner" group holds early morning practices to build muscle and prevent injury.

Common injuries like shinsplints and stress fractures can be avoided with the right training.

FSR owner and trainer Marilyn Laliberte says, "We thought, 'Wow it'd be great if these people knew how to strengthen their core and strengthen all parts of their body to help prevent those injuries."

The full and half marathons are on May 9th.

That weekend's events also include several shorter distance races and walks.

Find more information about the Fargo Marathon and training here:

Catherine Ross

Catherine joined the WDAY 6 News team as a reporter and photographer in April of 2014 and is honored to bring you stories from around the Red River Valley. She grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and got her first taste of the news industry during a high school mentorship at Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. Catherine graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she participated in the student-run TV station WEBN and spent a semester in Washington, DC working at Voice of America. Those opportunities gave her a front-row seat to the 2012 Presidential election cycle, reporting at the Iowa Caucuses, Republican National Convention and President Obama’s second inauguration. Now happy to be back closer to family, Catherine enjoys exploring the nature and culture of the upper Midwest. She’s an avid runner, novice foodie and lifelong Twins fan. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello, Catherine would love to hear from you!

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