Can I squat and run for distance?

I want to run a half marathon, but I also want to have some strength. Does squatting play nice with distance running, or am I actually hurting both by trying to do two different things?

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  • I'm guessing you'll want to stay in the 8-12 rep range then and not really try for a max effort. You might want to possibly follow a hybrid of SquatEveryday where you have a quick squat session - maybe 3 sets of 12 and then do 1/4 mile of walking lunges. That will get you some oveall strength and crazy endurance from the lunges. However you'll have to play with it. Here's a great article on squatting for distance running: