Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday's Training Tip: Find a plan

If you've been following all my Tuesday's Training Tips then you know it's time to commit to a race, but do you know how to prepare for one? You might be surprised to learn that the answer is NOT to try to run farther and faster every day.

Your best bet is to get a training plan that is customized for you.  I like the Smart Coach app at Runner's World.  Smart Coach allows you to plug in a recent distance and time. (You can simply time yourself for one mile, two miles, or more.) You also indicate the date of your race, its distance, and when you want to begin training. Smart Coach spits out a plan with target times to help you work your way through to race day - and its FREE!

More training plans -

Couch to 5K
Mayo Clinic 5K run: 7 week training schedule for beginners
Hal Higdon 5K Training: Novice

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or well-seasoned runner, there are plans out there that can help you take your running to the next level.

Visit this page every Tuesday for more training tips! I would love to hear from you. Comment below or message me on Facebook.

Happy Running!