definately, and like feral says, quick high intensity stuff. You will find you get really good quick hit from it too. Maybe not on your running days though. At 60 miles a week you wont have many non running days.
PS watch your shoes, if you started running less than a year ago you may not realise that at your present rate you will be burning up shoes at a rate of one pair every 2-3 months!
Managed a 7:10 penultimate mile down hill this morning, but it evaporated into an 8:15 for the last mile although the effort seemed the same. Following advice, no weights at all today. Just a 6 mile hilly route in 22 degrees, pure bliss.
Powerlifts tomorrow before spinning then 10 miles flat on saturday at 9s
thanks for the input. Tis true I am getting old and grey and my hair is falling out, comfortable 8s would be my goal now. A spell of a few years too many in the ultra distance category probably drained any speed I had. I was working at 5X5s just to build up a core strength. My form I feel is good. I warm up on very light leg press before my squats. I will take on board the extra recovery Alex as deep squats leave the adducters feeling a bit over stretched. I find the basic lifts quite addictive, gives a good buzz when its done
I enjoy a routine of basic power lifting when I dont run or sometimes after a short run. Is this helping or hindering my running? I am in my early 50s and struggle to hold sub 8min miles. Sub 7min miles seem very far away now