Strength and Auxiliary Training for Distance Runnersby ITCCCA
Want to learn how to train your distance runners to be stronger? Well, you've come to the right place! In this course, Coach Houston Franks reveals the training methods you need in order to properly strengthen your distance runners. He shows off different exercises, lifts, principles, warmups, and cooldowns that will maximize your runners' potential.
Houston Franks | LSU | Assistant Coach
Houston Franks joined the LSU Staff in 2019. He coaches the mid-distance and distance runners at LSU and also was named the Head Coach of the Cross Country team.
Franks comes to Baton Rouge with 20+ years of coaching distance runners under his belt. He served as the head cross country coach at Mississippi State dating back to 2011 and he has been on staff in Starkville with the track and field program since 2004. Prior to his stint at Mississippi State, Franks’ coaching career began at Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University); he spent five seasons in Missouri and led the Bears to three Missouri Valley Conference women’s titles on the cross country circuit.