Endurance Athletes and Strength Training

Below is a good read on what endurance athletes need to be looking at when talking strength training. HOWEVER, this type of lifting is hard and has a technical component that MOST have never learned. But when you add this to your training, you will go faster. Coaching elite athletes everyday, I incorporate speed and power work weekly. It's a must to improve. We don't stop in season, we keep it as I view it as fundamental .

a good coach knows how to teach athletes how to use what was learned and applied in the strength exercise in how to use that in running. I have seen direct connections from the strength in the weight room to distance running... But you need a good coach to know how to teach it and transfer it to running. 

its a process but again it isn't a process. If you wait to progress it, the understanding is lost. You progress it together, you don't develop a hanger, progress them tomorrow. Transfer and load.

http://elitetrack.com/strength-training-and-endurance-performance-by-manuel-joshua-gutierrez-fernandez-ms/

"A fun and loose environment, but we do work very hard"

Below is a video and article on Joel Filliols group, focus is on Richard Murray. As a coach of the best junior squad in the nation, creating a DTE is like a chess match. Every athlete has their own strength and contributions. Some vocal, some not. As a coach, knowing how to move these pieces at the right time is important, yet very challenging.

http://www.iamspecialized.com/news/richard-murray-and-the-joel-filliol-training-crew/