Too busy to take the marathon plunge? Sign up for the Official NYRR Half-Marathon Training Program, powered by RunTrix, and start moving toward your 13.1-mile goal with a workout program created just for you! Answer a few questions about your age, gender, fitness, and lifestyle, and you'll get a tailor-made regimen to help you toe the line with confidence.
Virtual Trainer ($29.99)
A fully customized day-by-day training program that adapts to your changing lifestyle. You can move your long run and day off each week, enter times from races you run, and your plan will automatically adjust. Get daily or weekly emails with your workouts, stay motivated with course tips and strategies, and even check in with the NYRR Training Forum to post your running questions. You'll feel like a coach is with you, guiding every step you take toward the start line.
Virtual Trainer Plus ($99.99)
You'll get everything described above, plus your own personal NYRR coach. Your coach will review your training plan with you, and you'll have direct email access to your coach. All your training questions will be answered, and you will receive one-on-one attention to motivate and guide you through your entire NYC Half Marathon experience.
Virtual Trainer Plus NYC ($149.99)
All of the above, plus three long training runs in Central Park with the NYRR coaching staff. Runners will meet at NYRR's 89th Street location before heading to Central Park in specific pace groups. Long runs will take place on the following Saturdays (Jan. 25, Feb. 8, and Feb. 22) at 8:00 a.m.
I used the NYRR Official Training Program to train for the 2012 NYC Half. The training plan was customized specifically to my training experiences, preferences, and paces and provided great tips and advice for training and running the race. Any training questions I had were always promptly answered by my e-coach. The training plan kept me motivated to train through the cold January and February days. The training plan helped me to achieve a half-marathon PR. I'm hoping to PR again this year with the help of the trianing plan.