Enhance your training with the RunBetter app by running top race courses of all distances on your treadmill. Select from international and domestic courses, including marathon, half-marathon, Ironman, and Half-Ironman events. Run Boston, New York, Chicago, London, St. George 70.3, Ironman World Championships, Challenge Roth, and many more. Try one course for free or gain access to all courses for a modest fee.Get started
Run better by choosing where you want to run, and train specifically for what it really will be like to run there.
Select segments along any course to build a custom run specific to your needs.
For an additional charge, Chris Wehrman, also known as “Coach Worm,” offers 18-week training programs to help you prepare for races around the world. Each training program is customized to prepare you for challenges particular to each course and includes treadmill runs using real course data to maximize race-specific training. Coach Worm’s programs provide a balanced mix of tempo runs, speed workouts, long runs, and recovery runs, all of which are carefully scheduled each week to improve your speed, strength and endurance so that you are prepared to run your best on race day. A two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, Coach Worm retired from competitive running in 2008 and is now a personal running coach and Nike+ Run Coach. He continues to run daily, finding it to the most efficient way to stay in tune with his body and mind.
“I was a fairly casual runner after college, and certainly never competitive. But one day in the fall of 2007, I ran a half marathon for fun and was pleasantly surprised at my finish time. I wondered what I might pull off if I took running more seriously, so in December 2007 I started training with coach Chris Wehrman. By the following February, Chris had trained me to shave close to 30 minutes off my best marathon time. Gaining confidence from running, I tackled my lifelong fear of the water and learned how to swim. After dog-paddling through the swim portion of my first sprint triathlon, I moved on to the half Ironman and the full Ironman. Running remains my strongest sport, and I attribute that entirely to Chris’ coaching. While I always felt prepared for my races, running in a flat city like Chicago didn’t allow me to fully anticipate the elevation changes of races in places like Tucson, Hawaii, or even Miami. And, given the time constraints of my law career and the sometimes brutal Chicago winter mornings, I often ran indoors on a treadmill. I recently thought: Why not develop a way to help time-crunched athletes train for a specific race indoors on a treadmill when necessary? Why not use the treadmill incline feature to mimic the course elevation changes? And why not enhance that course-specific training with coaching from someone like Chris? Driven by these goals, I partnered with Chris and Curt to create RunBetter.”
“I was a failure on the hardwood, unable to live my first dream by playing varsity basketball. So I turned to endurance sports -- first swimming, then running. After becoming a conference champion and all-state cross-county runner in high school, I walked on to Michigan State University's cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams. Under the tutelage of my greatest coach, Jim Stintzi, I developed into a varsity athlete, finishing third in the indoor mile to help my team win the Indoor Big Ten Title. I went to law school at Michigan State and stayed involved with track as a volunteer assistant coach. And I kept running, qualifying for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials. I also coached two athletes to the 2008 race. I’ve had three second-place finishes in the marathon (Detroit, Louisville, and Green Bay) as well as victories in various 5Ks and half-marathons. I have coached athletes looking to run their first marathon, break 3- and 4-hour marks, qualify for the Boston Marathon, and reach Olympic Trials. These days, people often refer to me as “Coach Worm. “ I’m a Nike+ Run Club coach in Chicago, and coach distance runners at EDGE Athlete Lounge. I’ve been a guest speaker on the Runner World Stage at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon expo and a commentator on the CBS radio marathon shows. I’m convinced that RunBetter can help athletes reach their personal bests at endurance sports.”
“Endurance sport has always been a significant and rewarding part of my life. I ran steeplechase and cross country at The College of Wooster in Ohio, went on to road racing 5Ks up to the marathon and subsequently became a top-age-group triathlete. I have competed around the United States in Olympic, half and full Ironman races, and this has given me an appreciation for how vibrant and competitive endurance sport has become. As a physician I have always strived for work/life balance, creating efficiencies in my training due to career demands. RunBetter was born out of this concept – efficient and highly effective training that will prepare you well for your next race. We are excited to offer RunBetter as a fun and effective tool to help athletes of all kinds achieve their full potential.”