Many of our runners are in the “masters” category, or fast approaching it, and we’ve seen them surprise themselves with some fantastic gains through dedication, consistency, and a sensible approach to training. You’ll find you’ll be amazed by what you can do too.
Nor is a busy lifestyle...
Whatever your lifestyle, and no matter how busy you are, running can be a part of your life.
Your custom training plan will adapt to your schedule. You train on the days that you can train, and if you have to miss a training session due to your busy work or family life, your coach will help you make the adjustments you need to keep on track.
For sure. This is a custom training plan, written specifically for you. You'll receive details on what you need to do for every run, including what pace you should be running. (Don't worry, generally we find people are running too fast during most of their training sessions, so we'll most likely be asking you to slow down!).
We create training plans for all race distances, and for all levels of ability. Even if you haven’t run since primary school, we can help! We keep on top of your training, and monitor you closely. We’ve trained hundreds of runners, and have been running for a fair while ourselves! We keep up to date with the latest research on training and coaching. Add that to over 50 years of combined coaching experience, and you’re giving yourself the best chance for success.
We can’t kick you out of bed in the morning, but we’re offering the next best thing!
Once you've completed a questionnaire, your coach will use this to map out a training plan for you. Whilst your training will be mapped out to the event you're aiming for, your detailed customised plan will be delivered in 2-4 week blocks. That means we can be sure each block of training builds on how you have responded to your previous block. Your training 12 weeks down the track is NOT based on A GUESS of how we think you'll running by then. It's based on how your training has actually been going!
We use state of the art software to deliver your training program to you. You can access your schedule via the members area of our website, or by downloading the training app and viewing on your phone. You'll also receive an email each day with that day's, plus the next day's workouts. We've worked hard to make sure the process is as simple as possible.
No. You can log your training manually using the phone app or a desk top computer. Using the phone app is really as simple as a couple of taps to let us know you've completed the session as planned.
If you have a GPS device, you will be able to sync it to the Hooked on Running app, via the Strava training app, and your workout details will upload to your training log automatically. If you don't have a GPS device, and like to run with your phone, you can record your training on Strava and automatically upload that data to our app. Strava is a widely used app which, amongst other things, uses the GPS on your phone to record where you have run, and can give distance and duration of your workouts.
You don't need to run with any devices at all, if you don't want to, other than a standard watch. In fact, sometimes we prefer you to leave your device at home! You will still be able to record your training as completed in the training log. Most of your training runs will be based on duration, not distance, so there is no need to measure how far you run. (We do find most people want to though.)
You’ll receive feedback from our coaching staff at least once a week (usually more) on the training essentials package. If you opt for the Diamond Performer level of training, you’ll receive your own dedicated coach who’ll be in contact via your training log two to three times a week, and/or via email for more detailed feedback. If we feel you’re going through a period when you need more support, we’ll give it to you. [Please note we are not able to take on anyone at the Diamond Performer level until April 2018].
You will also have access to the weekly "coach's corner" where we answer questions we've received from our runners during the week.
Our coaching comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We can't guarantee you'll run your fastest ever - there are just too many variables to be able to do that- but we can guarantee you'll love your custom plan.
If you don’t like your workout schedule, email me within 7 days of receiving a training block, and we'll make it work for you.