How RunnersConnect Can Help You Run Faster

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Coaching and Training Plans

Custom Training Schedule – $39-$49/month

The RunnersConnect membership is our most popular training option for beginners and experienced runners alike. We’ve compiled data from the training plans of thousands of successful runners, applied the coaching principles of world-renowned coaches, and added in our 40 years of collective coaching experience. The result is a completely customized training schedule that is uniquely suited for your work/life schedule, strengths and weaknesses.

Even better, we support you with coaching via our training platform and connect you with like-minded, supportive, and dedicated teammates. It’s the perfect training option for runners of all ability levels who want to run faster, train smarter, and revolutionize the way they train.

  1. Strength training, cross training and injury prevention workouts built right into your plan. No more guessing about how and when to fit everything in – we take care of it for you.
  2. Your training plan adapts with you while you train. As you log your workouts, we’ll analyze your data and adjust your plan to ensure you’re always performing the most optimal workouts.
  3. Access anytime to our expert team of coaches to tweak your training, answer your questions and ensure you stay on track.
  4. Training timeline to help you visualize your progress and understand the holistic development of your plan.
  5. Easy to understand and in-depth explanations for why you’re doing every workout on your schedule. This helps you understand how every run fits together and instills belief and confidence in your training
  6. Access to our weekly live video coach chats, coach-monitored forums, and activity stream so you’re always learning, training smarter, and have the answers you need.
  7. Connections with runners of your experience level and those training for the same race distance to offer support, motivation and encouragement throughout your training
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Personal Coaching – $169.95/month

Personal coaching is our premier, most comprehensive and supportive coaching option, providing access to your coach full-time. That is unlimited questions, phone calls, emails and text messages with your coach. You will be provided with a personalized schedule for the entire length of your training cycle right up until the big race and beyond. Your coach will analyze your training daily and make necessary adjustments as you progress through the training cycle. Personal coaching is perfect for the experienced runner looking to breakthrough to new personal bests or the new runner intimidated by their first race and anyone runner looking for the one-on-one attention only an expert can provide

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Strength Training Routines

The most comprehensive guide for how to add strength training to your running schedule. I’ll give you exact prescriptions on which exercises to do and on what days you need to do them so you can maximize benefits without getting too tired to run your hard workouts and easy mileage. More importantly, I will outline exactly how you need to progress (adding more repetitions/sets and more advanced exercises) so you never stagnate and continually develop. 90 percent of the routines do not require any gym or equipment, but they are guaranteed to dramatically increase your race-specific strength and keep you injury-free.

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How the RunnersConnect Custom Schedule Works

Step 1. Start our in-depth interview process

We start by having you fill out our in-depth interview. Think of it as the e-harmony of training plans. We gather as much data about your previous training, current fitness, and goals as we can. Then we ask some specific questions about your preferred running days. When do you do your long runs, what days do you like to have your workouts, do you want strength work and cross training to be included in your plan? We also factor in tune-up races and any other issues that might influence your training. Your training plan will then be customized specifically to your goals, fitness, and training history.

Step 2. Check out your new plan and start training

Your training will be written from the day you sign-up through your goal race (free trial users can only see the first 14 days). Each pace will be specifically assigned to elicit optimal benefits and every workout comes with a specific explanation of why you’re doing that session and an in-depth article on how to execute should you have any questions.

Your schedule is also customized to your strengths and weaknesses. If you’re lacking in endurance, your workouts are focused on building your threshold. Short on speed? Your training plan will include a speed development segment.

Step 3. Log your workouts and get feedback

Log your workouts via our training platform and share with the community. Our expert team of coaches will provide feedback after your workouts, answer your questions, and help you adjust your schedule if needed. See how it works in this quick video.

Step 4. Stay motivated and enjoy training more

We help keep you in track by emailing you if you miss a few workouts in a row. We can send you text messages the night before your workouts so you always know what’s next on the schedule. You will stay motivated with the support and feedback from your new teammates training for the races and who have the same goals. Training will never be the same again!

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How Personal Coaching works

Step 1. Finding a coach

Once you’ve signed up, you have the choice of selecting one of our coaches to work with, if they are available, or having us pair you with a coach who we feel fits your personality and goals. All of our coaches focus on creating a very positive and open coach-athlete relationship and we want you to be completely comfortable with who you’re working with. So, if you have any hesitations, we would be glad to discuss them with you.

Step 2. Consultation

After meeting your coach, you’ll begin the initial consultation, during which time your coach will learn as much about your running background, goals, and time commitments as possible. The consultation will be conducted via email or phone, whichever method works best for you, and there is no limit on the back and forth communication throughout the entire training cycle. We want to make sure we get things right every time. The more information you provide to your coach, the better they can tailor the schedule to you.

Step 3. Training Schedule

After the consultation, your coach will begin writing your training schedule. First, your coach will develop a long term plan in “pencil” with your goals and the road-map on how to get there. Your coach will then detail out the first three or five weeks of training in your training document with all goal paces, distances, and supplementary work. By keeping the training blocks at 3-5 weeks, it allows your training to flexible and easily adjustable. Your coach will return the first training schedule to you within 24 hours, unless it is a very busy time, in which case they will let you know beforehand.

Step 4. Review

Once you receive the training schedule, review it and make sure you understand all the workouts and it fits your expectations. If you have any questions or require any adjustments, get in touch with your coach and they will adjust as necessary.

Step 5. Execute

A training plan is only as good as the person who can follow it, so do your best to follow the schedule. Certainly, we understand that this is never 100% possible; this is why you have a personal coach on your side! Do your best and don’t be afraid to ask any questions via email, phone, or text if you need help.

Step 6. Adjustments

Your coach will review your training whenever you need, but at least weekly if you don’t have questions, provide feedback, and make any adjustments on an unlimited basis. This ensures that you are getting the maximum benefit from each workout and recovering properly. Your coach will then take your progression and adjustments into account when they write your new schedule.

Features

All the great features that come with a RunnersConnect membership…

  • Private social media tools to connect with fellow runners
  • Special members only training clinics, videos, and articles
  • Training groups and discussion forums
  • Contests and achievements

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PLUS

  • A personally created training schedule
  • Unlimited feedback and schedule adjustments
  • Unlimited contact – email, phone or text
  • Long-term planning and development
  • Race planning
  • Goal setting
  • Personalized race strategy

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What’s included in this comprehensive guide

Now that you know adding strength training to your schedule will keep you healthy and drastically increase your performance, here’s exactly what you get when you download the Strength Training for Runners Guide today.

Injury prevention

strength training for runnersWhether you’re working your way back from a running injury or find yourself prone to certain ailments, this section is designed to help educate you about the causes, symptoms, rehab, and mostly importantly, preventive exercises you can take to get healthy and prevent you from getting injured again. With this information and these exercises, you can prevent:

  • Plantar fascia
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Runner’s Knee
  • IT band issues
  • Hamstring strains

Prescriptionsstrength training for runners

While you’ll find hundreds of different strength exercise strewn around the internet, no one has developed a comprehensive, step-by-step system that shows you exactly how to implement these strength routines into your training.

Beyond that, we show you exactly how you need to progress each workout so that you make maximum gains and prime yourself for your best performance as your goal race approaches.

  • We break down the prescriptions to focus on specific race distances (5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon)
  • Routines and progression for weight loss
  • Strength training for beginners
  • Strength training for those who are very short on time.

Strength routines

strength videos for runnersWe have a total of 14 different routines. Each routine contains a PDF for quick reference on the go and includes information on the main muscles targeted as well as the specific benefit they have for runners.

You will also receive a video demonstration for each routine so you have a more detailed, visual instruction should you be unfamiliar with any exercise.

You don’t need a gym, and only three of the routines require anything other than your own bodyweight (A medicine ball and swiss ball will help, but are not needed)

Bonus Material

strength training for distance runnersThe bonus material is our collection of research, articles and interviews about strength training for runners.

Our mission at RunnersConnect is to not just help our athletes run faster, but to educate them to become well-rounded and more informed runners. We feel it is important that you understand the dynamics and science behind all of these routines rather than blindly implementing them into your schedule. This bonus material is part of that commitment to you. You’ll learn about:

  • Easy ways to fix your form to prevent injuries
  • The purpose and benefit behind all of your new routines
  • Interviews with strength training experts
  • Much, much more being added every week…

This isn’t just for elite runners

These routines and the prescriptions for how to add them to your training aren’t just for super fast runners or those who have all day long to train. Following these step-by-step prescriptions will help you get stronger, run with better form, and stay injury-free – no matter what your experience level or your goals.

  • If you’re an injured runner, these routines will help you develop a stronger core, hip girdle, glutes, lower legs, hamstrings and back to help you eliminate structural weaknesses.
  • If you’re trying to take your running to that next level to qualify for Boston or push the boundaries of your PRs, these routines will help you become a more efficient, explosive runner and taper your strength training for optimal peaking.
  • If you want to build your mileage but can’t seem to run more without getting hurt, adding these routines to your training will help strengthen your muscles, tendons and ligaments to handle the stresses and workloads of running more mileage and faster workouts.
  • If you’re a beginner runner, we have specific prescriptions for how to get started – even if you’ve never done any type of strength training before. Moreover, we’ll show you exactly how to incorporate circuit style training so you can exercise at an aerobic level for longer while you slowly increase your mileage.

How much does it cost

To be clear, here’s a list of everything you get

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  • 18 different strength training routines in PDF form to explain target muscles and benefits and professional videos to demonstrate the exact movement and execution of each routine No more guessing why or how to do any exercise.
  • Specific instructions and prescriptions on how to add to your weekly running routine for beginners, weight loss, those short on time, general fitness, 5k, 10k, HM, and the marathon
  • Injury guides and preventative routines for the most common running injuries.
  • The latest research and scientific literature on running form, strength training, and injuries – updated constantly.
  • Interviews with coaches and strength training experts, totaling over 2 hours of content, you can listen to or read to further your knowledge of strength training can work for you.
  • Absolutely everything you need to plan, develop, and understand how strength training fits into YOUR training.

And you get this entire system for just $39

I’m sure you realize that the information here – what I’ve gained in 15 years as a coach, elite runner, and from the interviews and knowledge I’ve gathered from the best running coaches in the US – is worth much more than this.

But still, I know there’s a tendency procrastinate when it comes to making purchases. It’s especially true if you’re that runner who has been telling yourself for years that “I am going to add strength training to my schedule next training segment”.

So, don’t wait around this time. Be one of the few who take action, rather than the many who wait around saying “someday.”

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I just purchased your strength training course and had a chance to read all the prescriptions and watch some of the videos. Wow! Not only was everything clearly outlined so it made sense, but the routines and progression seemed totally doable. I’ve been wanting to do more strength work to help with my knee pain and now I know exactly how. I am running the Chicago Half Marathon next week and I can’t wait to start the program. -Julia Pedrosa

 

What if I don’t love it?

We put years of thinking and hours of research into the exact progression, order, and format of these routines. I am confident that this guide will have absolutely everything you need to intelligently integrate strength work into your training as well as answer every question you’ve ever had about strength training and ancillary work.

So, check out the full course and implement the guidelines into your training over the next month or during your next training cycle. If you don’t see progress or you’re not satisfied in any way, I’ll give you a full, 100% money back refund.

That’s right! If you’re not happy with your Strength Training for Runners Guide – for any reason or at any time– I will refund your payment 100%. No questions asked, no fine print. If you’re not happy, I’m not happy and I want to make it right.

Click the orange button below to download your the entire Strength Training for Runners Guide for only $39

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Please note: the Strength Training for Runners Guide is entirely downloadable, as PDFs, movie files and MP3′s. There are no hardcopies (and no shipping costs!). As soon as you complete your purchase, you’ll be redirected to a page where you’ll find the link to download the Guide and get started.

Want more details about what’s inside?

After being a running coach for 10 years, I’ve been asked hundreds of questions about how and when to add strength training to a running schedule. So, I spent months thinking about the best way to provide you all the information you need in an organized format that didn’t make you feel overwhelmed. I decided to break the guide into four separate sections. Here’s a very detailed look at what’s in each part.

Section 1: Injury Prevention

Whether you’re working your way back from a running injury or find yourself prone to certain ailments, this section is designed to help educate you about the causes, symptoms, rehab, and mostly importantly, preventive exercises you can take to get healthy and prevent you from getting injured again. With this information and these exercises, you can prevent:

  • Plantar fascia
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Runner’s Knee
  • IT band issues
  • Hamstring strains

You’ll also receive a video demonstration of each exercise as well as automatic updates when we uncover new research about the cause and prevention of runner’s knee. If you’re dedicated to preventing any of the most common running injuries, you’re going to love this section.

Section 2: Prescriptions for how to integrate strength training into your running schedule

This is what I consider to be the most useful part of the guide that cannot be found anywhere else. While you’ll find hundreds of different strength exercise strewn around the internet, no one has developed a comprehensive, step-by-step system that shows you exactly how to implement these strength routines into your training. We’ve done exactly that!

Beyond that, we show you exactly how you need to progress each workout so that you make maximum gains and prime yourself for your best performance as your goal race approaches. Here are the specific prescriptions we’ve created

  • 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon distances. Each with their own unique progression based on the specific demands of the event. You also get beginner and advanced routines to better tailor the progressions to your ability level.
  • Routines and progression for weight loss. If you need to drop a few pounds to reach your potential, we’ll show you exactly how.
  • Prescriptions for general fitness. Perfect if you’re not training for one specific event or you just want to be a healthier runner overall.
  • Strength training for beginners. Specific prescriptions for how to get started – even if you’ve never done any type of strength training before.
  • Strength training for those who are very short on time. 5 minute or less warm-up and cool down routines for easy runs, speed workouts, long runs, and tempo runs. Now you can fit ancillary work into your training, even if you only have 10 minutes a day.
  • Progression to minimalist or barefoot running. If you’re thinking of transitioning to minimalist running, you absolutely must include these specific strength exercises to increase your mobility, the strength in your foot muscles, and teach yourself how to land properly.

Section 3: The strength routines

We have a total of 18 different routines. Each routine contains a PDF for quick reference on the go and includes information on the main muscles targeted as well as the specific benefit they have for runners.

You will also receive a video demonstration for each routine so you have a more detailed, visual instruction should you be unfamiliar with any exercise.

13 of the routines require nothing but your own bodyweight. We have one gym/weight routine, one routine that requires a medicine ball (another is optional), two injury prevention routines that you’ll need a theraband for, and one routine that requires a swiss ball.

Here’s a list of all the routines you’ll get (don’t worry, the prescriptions section will tell you exactly how and when to include each of these routines into your training):

Atlas – Basic core routine to develop specific running strength and targets the hips, abs, glutes, hamstrings, and lower back.

Apollo – Dynamic core routine that strengthens your core in a more movement-oriented manner.

Ares – Power core routine that uses a medicine ball to add weight and explosive power to your core. Great for 5k training and weight loss.

Bia – Hip routine to prevent numerous running injuries.

Poseidon – body weight general strength routine for the entire body

Zeus – General strength gym routine for heavier lifting.

Hermes – Speed and form drills to help you improve your running posture, leg turnover, and running mechanics.

Hades – Plyometric exercises

Athena – Leg circuit to target the lower body in all planes of motion.

Chronos – Body weight circuit routine that combines strength work with an aerobic workout.

Aether – Medicine ball circuit

Achilles – Lower leg strength training

Nike – Quick general strength routine for those who are short on time and only have five minutes to train

General strength cool down – A quick second general strength routine to incorporate during your cool downs from tempo runs

Flexibility cool down – A quick movement and flexibility-oriented routine to include after long runs and speed workouts when you’re short on time.

Dynamic warm-up and stretching – Two routines to help you warm-up before any run or workout.

Minimalist transition – Specific exercises to build your balance, strength, and mobility for transitioning to minimalist running.

Bonus material

The bonus material is our collection of research, articles and interviews about strength training for runners.

Our mission at RunnersConnect is to not just help our athletes run faster, but to educate them to become well-rounded and more informed runners. We feel it is important that you understand the dynamics and science behind all of these routines rather than blindly implementing them into your schedule. This bonus material is part of that commitment to you. You’ll learn about:

  • Easy ways to fix your form to prevent injuries
  • The purpose and benefit behind all of your new routines
    • Why your workouts are scheduled on certain days
    • The purpose and benefits (from scientific research) of your routines
    • How the hip and core work prevent injury
    • Much, much more.
  • Interviews with strength training experts
      • Jay Johnson. Masters in Exercise Science and strength work expert. Featured on Nike.com and in RunningTimes magazine – 60 minute audio interview with transcript

     

     

      • Jason Fitzgerald. Owner of StrengthRunning.com and expert in how to incorporate strength training into a runner’s training schedule. 50 minute audio interview with transcript.

     

    • Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. Expert in minimalist running and how to develop lower leg strength. 55 minute audio interview with transcript.
    • More being added

     

    Isn’t life too short to sit around saying, “Someday I’ll add strength training to my running”?

    Lots of people say that. But for most people, “someday” never comes. But if you’ve made it this far, that’s not you.

    Click the button below to download your copy immediately and start the training that could change your running forever.

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    P.S. If you’ve read this far, adding strength training to your running schedule is important to you – so do something about it and commit yourself. With 18 different routines; exact prescriptions on how to include strength training for races from 5k to the marathon, weight loss, when you’re short on time, and minimalist running; and some of the latest strength training research, this Strength Training for Runners Program is a STEAL at $39. Stop wondering how fast you could be or what healthy, consistent training feels like and get your copy now!

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