If you aren’t strength training you are missing out on a host of benefits. We get it. Strength training can be intimidating and it's easier to go for a run, or for a coffee or a nice spin on the couch. As a runner, you can reap even more rewards from strength training. All forms of resistance training can help increase lean muscle and metabolism, strengthen bones, and particularly helpful to runners, it can decrease your risk of injury as well as improve your running economy. What do we mean by strength training or resistance training?