All our training plans include strength and conditioning workouts. We provide a PDF guide that shows you exactly what to do each time. It describes several different phases of strength work.
The length of time you spend in each strength training phase depends on the length of your training plan (ranging from 8 to 40 weeks).
The four strength training phases are: 1. Prep 2. Base 3. Build 4. Peak.
Here's how long you should spend in each phase.
1. 4-6 weeks in the Prep Phase.
2. 8-12 weeks in the Base Phase.
3. Build Phase strength training for the remainder of you training plan, until the last 4 weeks.
4. Peak Phase strength training for the last four weeks of your plan, leading to your key race.
Note: In the week of any "B" or "C" priority race you should follow the Peak Phase strength training guidelines, so that you're fresh to race. And don't do any strength work in the week of an "A" priority race.
Another Note: The phases of your strength training may not always match the phases of endurance training in your training plan. Confusingly, these are also called Prep, Base, Build and Peak.