New York Road Runners' expert coaches don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all coaching philosophy. Instead, we believe every runner (and runner-to-be) deserves a customized fitness program. Using our Virtual Trainer platform, we'll create one based on your age, gender, lifestyle, experience, and goals.
Once you and your coach have a plan in place, you can move forward at your own pace. Trial and error is part of the process, so remember to listen to your body, and don't be shy about asking your coach for feedback.
To build fitness and reduce your risk of injury, your wellness plan will include several different types of workouts: tempo runs, fartlek, intervals, hills, long runs, and—maybe most important—recovery runs. Cross-training and strength/flexibility work are also valuable complements to a running regimen.
Goals—large and small—are important, too. Whether you're aiming to finish your first 5K or to break four hours in your next marathon, your coach will include fitness benchmarks to help you along the way.
For those who thrive on a group dynamic of classes and team workouts, Group Training offers weekly speed, endurance, and beginner sessions in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Sign on now for the training option—or options—that works best for you!
NYRR’s coaching staff have made the Olympic Trials, set national masters records, coached teams to high school and college championships, and designed coaching programs that have helped thousands of New York City Marathon entrants and other runners get to the next level.
Active Eating is a free series of lesson plans, for children in grades K through 8, that use fun physical activities to educate them about making healthy food choices. Lessons explore the importance of each meal, the value of eating a variety of foods, healthy and less healthy food options, and how to select foods that help our bodies stay strong.
A Running Start is a free online coaching resource with 83 videos developed by New York Road Runners to help youth coaches teach the fundamentals of running through age-appropriate games, activities, and drills. Created in collaboration with a team of expert youth coaches and exercise physiologists, these activities can be used individually, incorporated into an existing practice routine, or used to craft one's own running session.