Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Coaching

Coaching

Coaching programmes for 2021...

The training programmes are tailored for each individual and require feedback on a weekly basis.

Couch to 5k: This is a 12-week course where a programme for each person is sent out every week by email.


This 12-week running programme is designed with beginners in mind and get them used to running on a regular basis. The programme is tailored for each individual person and it's not some sort of generic one-size fits all plan. The plan is dynamic in that it adapts according to the progress being made.

The problem with fixed plans is that they are not going to suit everyone. Every person is different and each person progresses at their own rate.

With the 12-week plan, some people will able to run say the 5k distance early on in the programme. In that case, the remainder of the programme is used to move beyond the 5k distance. Others might take 12-weeks to get to their 5k distance. The priority is that each person is making gradual progress at their own rate.


Other Programmes: There are also progammes for other distances.... 5k to 10k... 10-mile... half-marathon... marathon. 


Please note that each training plan is tailored for each individual person, it's not a generic one-size fits all plan. The plan adapts according to the progress being made.

The plans are suitable for...

  • Beginners starting to run with the aim of reaching the 5k distance
  • Anyone that wants to improve their overall fitness
  • Anyone that wants to improve their race times from the 5k to the Marathon

While the plans are mainly based around big events like say the Cork City Marathon, any race can be be catered for.

For a tailored plan, it costs €69 per 12-week block. For specific events, it costs €79 for a half-marathon (14-weeks) and €99 for a marathon (18-weeks).

If interested, email: johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

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For the plan to be of value...

a) You'll have to answer questions initially so that a suitable programme can drawn up. This will be based on your current training and experience and how much time you have available. It's a plan designed to suit your life and work schedule as opposed to the other way around.

b) You'll also have to provide feedback every week and the plan will be based on this.


c) You really do have to follow the plan. There is no point dipping in and out of the plan or be off doing something else every weekend when you're supposed to be doing a long run. The plan can be adapted to accommodate the occasional virtual race but they must be occasional.


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