Programs for endurance sports often neglect some basic strength and core training. At B78 we feel it is essential to continually address your core, back and hip stability. You don’t need to spend 3 hours per day in the weight room to do this; a simple 15- 30-minute routine several times per week should be enough. The primary objective is to target your core, back and hip stabilizer muscles. These are all areas that need to be active or “turned on” for swimming, biking or running. Marathon and Ironman events are as much about strong consistent pacing as they are about your ability to maintain a strong posture and have stability in the core and hip region. People who lack strength in these areas will often break down in the final hours/miles of a longer event.