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Stay on Track With Running With These Courses

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Updated July 08, 2014

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Following a training schedule is a great way to progress safely with your distance and intensity, so you don't get injured or burned out from running. Some runners find it's helpful to get daily or weekly reminders by email to help them stay on track.

Here are some email courses and newsletters designed to help you train for a specific distance, such as a 5K or half marathon, or stay motivated to keep running. Click on a link to sign up and get started!

Email Courses for Beginner Runners

4 Weeks to One Mile: This learn to run, beginner running program is designed to help beginner runners build up to running one mile continuously. For four weeks, you'll receive weekly emails with specific instructions for a beginner run/walk program, as well as other helpful information for new runners. By the end of four weeks, you'll be able to run one mile without stopping. Sign up here.

4 Weeks to Two Miles: This learn to run, beginner running program is designed to help beginner runners build up to running two miles continuously. For four weeks, you'll receive weekly emails with specific instructions for a beginner run/walk program, as well as other helpful information for new runners. By the end of four weeks, you'll be able to run one mile without stopping. Sign up here.

3 Weeks to a 30 Minute Running Habit: This beginner running program is designed to start a new running habit. You'll receive daily emails with specific instructions for a beginner run/walk program, as well as other helpful information for new runners. To get started, you only need to be able to run for 1 minute at a time. By the end of the three weeks, you'll be able to run/walk for 30 minutes. Sign up here.

Beginner 5K Training Plan: Running a 5K (3.1 miles) is an excellent goal for beginner runners. This e-course picks up right where "3 Weeks to a 30-Minute Running Habit" leaves off. It's suitable for anyone who can do 5-minute run/1-minute walk intervals for 30 minutes. Even if you don't want to run a 5K, this program can help you run 30 minutes continuously (without walk breaks). Sign up here.

5K Training Plan for Beginner Runners: This 5K training program is perfect for beginners who can already run at least one mile. Even if you don't want to run a 5K, this training program will get you ready to run the 5K distance by the end of the email course. Sign up here.

Beginner 10K Training Plan: This eight-week 10K training program is designed to help you run to your 10K finish line. This training plan assumes that you can already run at least two miles. Even if you don't want to run a 10K race, this program will get you ready to run the 10K distance by the end of the email course. Sign up here.

Beginner Half Marathon Training Plan: This 12-week half marathon training schedule is perfect for a beginner runner and a first-time half-marathoner whose goal is simply to finish the 13.1-mile race. It assumes that you already run at least eight miles per week. Sign up here.

Running Motivation Email Courses

Improve Your Running Motivation: If you've just started learning to run or you're training for a race and you're looking for some extra motivation, sign up for this "Improve Your Running Motivation" email program. Every week for eight weeks, you'll receive an email with tips and advice for staying motivated to run, as well as ideas for keeping your running habit fun and fresh. Sign up here.

12 Weeks of Running Quotes: Reading motivational running quotes can help get you pumped to keep running. Sign up for "12 Weeks of Running Quotes" and every week for 12 weeks, you'll receive an email with running quotes to inspire you and give you something to think about during your runs. Sign up here.

Daily Running Quotes: If you're training for a race or you're just looking for some extra motivation, sign up for "Running Quote of the Day" emails. Every day, you'll receive an email with a motivational running quote to inspire you. Sign up here.
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