As a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon, Coach Worm, one of the co-founders of the RunBetter App, knows how important it is to train the specific course you’ll be facing on race day.
That’s why he, along with endurance athletes Nicole & Curt Mann, created the RunBetter App.
You can train courses all over the world from any treadmil.
In an effort to support the U.S. athletes training for February’s Olympic Trials Marathon event, we have added the Orlando course to the RunBetter App.
You may have heard the term “course-specific training” during your time as a runner. Or maybe you haven’t yet.
Either way, it’s an important concept to understand if you plan to make racing part of your running career.
In the simplest of terms, not all courses are created equal.
A flat 5K on a straight road with no twists and turns is quite different than a hilly 5K that has you zigzagging all over town.
And as you progress to longer races, like half marathons and full marathons, the specifics of the course (elevation and route) become even more significant.
Runners need to train the specific course before race day, so they know what’s coming.
(No one wants a surprise during a race, am I right?!)
But what if it’s not possible to train the course? What if you live too far away or the weather’s bad that day or the route is closed?
That’s where the RunBetter App comes in. It lets you train courses virtually from any treadmill.
Click here to check out all the courses we have on the app. You can train for races all over the world right from your treadmill at home.
The app tells you when to adjust your treadmill’s incline according to where you are on the course.
Since you’re able to virtually train the course, nothing will be unfamiliar when it’s time to race.
No surprises = you know what’s coming.
Good luck to all the runners competing in the Olympic Trials! We will be cheering you on on February 3rd!