6-Week Obstacle Race Training Plan1 of 10
In order to guarantee a safe, positive experience on race day, you need to prepare for the unique challenges these courses present. Use this six-week training plan to build the confidence and strength you need to tackle your first obstacle race in top form.
8-Week 5K Training Plan2 of 10
The 5K is the distance most runners start with when they decide to take the plunge and enter a race. If you've run a couple of 5Ks already, and you want to run faster, you need to create a solid 5K training plan. Here are the key elements that you need to structure your plan.
3 Training Plans for 10K Distance3 of 10
Whether you're new to the 10K distance or an advanced runner, follow one of these training plans to run farther than ever before or set a PR. Before you begin, download the RockMyRun customized music mix that will help you get through any tough day.
10- to 12-Week Half Marathon Training Plan4 of 10
The half marathon is a great distance. It's long enough to feel challenged, but not so long that training for it completely consumes your life. Use these training plan suggestions to get started.
3-Month Marathon Training Plan5 of 10
From run-walk "finish healthy" programs to the more intense "big PR performance packages," there isn't one perfect marathon plan. The duration of a marathon build-up should be based on a number of factors, not the least of which is the degree of conditioning in which you enter your build-up.
Create Your Own Training Plan6 of 10
The average recreational runner is fully capable of coaching him or herself as well. Designing an effective training plan is a process that consists of only five basic steps. Once you've learned them, you can design your own fully customized workout schedules with confidence. The rest is just hard work.
Running-Specific Strength Training7 of 10
Although strength training is excluded from many runners' training programs or treated as occasional cross-training to be carried out on non-running days, it is the backbone of great endurance training. When race preparation is periodized to include phases of general strengthening, such as running-specific strengthening, hill training and explosive work, running fitness can be maximized.
4 Tempo Run Workouts to Tune Up Your Training8 of 10
Your body eventually acclimates to a particular pace and/or distance. So overtime, you won't get what you used to out of that regular 5-miler every other day. Stagnation sets in. So what's a runner to do? Spice it up with a temp run.
Balance Running and Strength Training to Avoid Injury9 of 10
We want to balance out your run training, which in the simplest terms is a catabolic activity, with some physical work that is anabolic in nature. All of these activities have a different hormonal effect on the body when compared to a long run. GSM regulates testosterone and human growth hormone, which in turn builds muscle and strengthens bones. My goal as a coach is to give my runners GSM work so they develop different hormonal profiles compared to runners who just run.