Runners set goals to become better in the sport and improve themselves. Although one of the first goals that many runners make is to be faster, a better goal—that will eventually lead to increased speed—is the goal of being a stronger runner. Being a stronger runner involves training beyond just running, and it also involves nutrition and rest. If a runner can follow the path to being stronger in her sport, there is also a chance to reduce injuries. Here are the top ten things that a runner can do to be stronger.

Strength Train
Plyometric Exercises
Hip Exercises
Run The Stairs (Or Hills)
Eat For Strength
Stay Hydrated