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May 24, 2021

The Unspoken Truth About Running Plans

Whether new to running or more experienced, following the right training plan can make all the difference.

There are a plethora of stock running plans available which bucket you by experience (‘beginner’, ‘intermediate’, or ‘expert’) or race target time (e.g. a sub 5 / 4 / 3 hour marathon).

However, research shows that this approach is failing: a 1/3 of people give up training due to injury, and only 26% achieve their goal. Furthermore, it is estimated that up to 68% of people abandon couch to 5K, injury being the reason for almost half.

The ‘knowledge’ behind stock running plans is based on anecdotal evidence or scientific research of a small group of elite runners. The vast majority of people do not fit this category. Additionally, we are all genetically and physiologically unique, and therefore our response to training is dynamic and varies from person to person.

This is where technology is stepping in to provide the solution: the AI (Artificial Intelligence) training planner. Unfortunately the majority touted as AI planners are purely electronic versions of the aforementioned stock training plans. Some may try to be a little more ‘intelligent’ by adjusting your plan each week based on the distance you actually ran the week before, but they are only applying simple rules to mimic the appearance of intelligence.

However, one system, TrainAsONE, stands out from the crowd. TrainAsONE, the multi-award-winning AI running coach approaches the problem completely differently to everyone else. It has applied the most advanced AI technology to learn for itself the training that is best for each individual. This not only makes its plans truly unique but enables unrivalled flexibility. TrainAsONE does all the thinking for you and even allows you to train for multiple concurrent goals. All in the most efficient and effective manner – whilst minimising your risk of injury. It evens considers the impact of the weather on your training.

TrainAsONE is proven to be highly effective from beginner through to elite runners. With a no obligation 21 day free trial of all features there’s never been a better time to train smarter!

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