Why buy this plan?

Improving as a runner takes time, months, even years. And it isn’t a straight line.

You’ll improve, then you’ll get worse; you’ll have good runs and great runs, then the next day you’ll feel like your body just won’t run. You will get injured, whether because of over-training, because you didn’t notice that pot-hole or root, or just because running is a physical activity.

And you’ll probably take part in different events at different distances, each with their own unique challenges, some of which you’ll love, others … you won’t.

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Which is why I’d like a Month-by-Month plan provides more than just a training plan for an event. 

We’ll talk about your goals and aspirations, what comes easily and what you’re struggling with, and the commitments that you have both in your running (e.g. running clubs) and outside of running. 

Then each month, we’ll build you a personalised plan (matched to your ability and to your upcoming goals), including Strength & Mobility workouts, drills and running cues, and accompany the plan with lots of training advice, somewhere to ask your questions, and (if you need it), accountability.

All designed to make your running journey an ongoing process of improvement and an enjoyable part of your life.

NOTE: If you’re new to running you may want to look at I’d like to Start Running instead; and if you’d just like something for a specific event, I’d like to Train for an Event may be a better choice.

It starts with an assessment of your current ability

We’re all different – different ages, sizes, weights, speeds, builds, flexibility, and so on.

None of us has the same running experience as anyone else – perhaps you’re relatively new to running or maybe you’ve been running for years; perhaps you’ve spent a lot of time on trails and not so much on tarmac.

And different events need different training plans – events like a 3k or 5k will have a much greater emphasis on speed than an event like the Marathon (even though every event requires both speed and endurance training). Which means adjusting your training to make the best of each upcoming event.

The initial assessment reviews your running goals, your exercise history, upcoming events, your recent activities, and a few other things that will influence your running plan. I may even ask you to send me a couple of pictures or short videos so that I can make a better assessment.

We agree a personalised plan for the month

Based on the assessment, I’ll put together a plan and a focus for the upcoming month.

The plan will include some running drills and cues (to improve how you run) and Strength & Mobility workouts – if you move more easily, your running is easier.

It will also include recovery time, so that your body has time to adapt to the changes in stresses and strains – recovery is where the “magic” happens (ask me about the “magic”).

I coach you through the monthly plan

This is the part where you complete the workouts – the running workouts, the drills and the strength & mobility workouts.

We monitor your progress using online running platforms (like Strava), and through DM/email. If needed, we can Zoom/Facetime.

If you have any questions, you can ask them in the from1runner2another Facebook group (which is full of helpful runners), or if you prefer, you can ask me privately.

And if “life happens”, we can adjust your plan (and perhaps your goals) to suit.

As we near the end of the plan, we’ll review the month just completed, then I’ll put together a plan and a focus for the next month. And we keep going like that.

Along the way, we celebrate!

No plan would be complete without reviewing how well it went and asking “what’s next”?

And of course, celebrating your successes, no matter how large or small.

We’ll build these reviews and celebrations into our monthly cycle.

 

*All plans are subject to Our full Terms and Conditions (PDF)