Choosing the right running program for you.
As I was reading through the latest issue of Runner’s World, I came across a Q&A piece in the Training section where a reader asks “How do I pick the right training plan for me?” Well, seeing as our core product/service at Globe-Runners is training and coaching I decided to read on. Here is what I found and how Globe-Runners does compared to her criteria.
This Q&A article was in the May 2012 issue and was written (answered) by Amanda Ebner, a Los Angeles based running coach and personal trainer. The key points to consider according to Ebner are;
- Unless you are considering personalized coaching you shouldn’t have to pay more than $30
- Globe-Runners: Your Globe-Runners membership costs $29.95 per year and includes the Globe-Runners Program Builder, a completely custom program builder that teaches you the fundamentals of training and allows you to build your own custom program based on your health and fitness levels as well as your experience level and recent performances (if you have any). The Globe–Runners membership also includes access to all the resources you will require, a library of 12 point guides to help you with every aspect of your training, informative webinar presentations and so much more.
- For beginners with numerous commitments, choose a plan that requires no more than three or four days per week of running
- Globe-Runners: The Globe-Runners Program Builder bases your program on your current health, fitness and experience levels and our beginner programs start at 3 days per week running and gradually increase to 4, 5 and 6 days as you move up through the more advanced programs.
- Review the weekly mileage increase progression to ensure its in line with your current fitness level
- Globe-Runners: Our Program Builder increases mileage in weekly increments of 5-12% depending on how advanced the program is.
- Experienced runners with more time to train should search out plans that require five or six days a week of running and incorporate quality workouts like speed work, tempo runs and long runs
- Globe-Runners: Your number of days per week is directly related to your level of experience, performance and goals.
- Most importantly, the program should be designed by a certified running coach or personal trainer
- Globe-Runners: Globe-Runners is owned and operated by RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) certified running coaches. These same certified coaches developed the one of a kind Globe-Runners Program Builder.
The Globe-Runners Program Builder allows you to quickly learn or get a refresher on the fundamentals of training so that you know what to do, how to do it and why you are doing it. The guide will then walk you through building your program based on your own information and will provide guidance on how to test your progress and adjust your program along the way if needed.
Your program will help push you to achieve your full running potential while avoiding the perils of overtraining.
Globe-Runners is not the only good training option out there but in our opinion it is the best and provides more tools, support and resources than any other option we know of.
Check it out at www.globe-runners.com