In a Nut Shell
A Good Runner is an online running course designed by the Love Trails team. We all know the A, B, Cs of running. There's a lot of free content online. So this course explores the lesser known and we think more interesting & relevant aspects of this amazing thing we call running. A Good Runner integrates disparate concepts like the science of habit formation, environmental psychology and injury prevention.
You'll dive into mobility, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, running mechanics, daily habits, stretching, exercise science, environmental psychology, the history of running footwear & training plans. You'll also get a master class on how humans evolved to move and run, and how the modern world all around us is impacting our running aspirations. You'll also get a birds eye view on everything we've learnt to pull it all together into a consistent & integrated training & running philosophy. This is life changing stuff & we believe it'll change your relationship with running forever.
A Good Runner is made up of 11 carefully curated movement classes & talks on Zoom, plus reading material, optional homework, group runs and more. Taking place over 4 and a bit weeks, starting next Wednesday (24th Feb). Sign up closes Tuesday night at 23:00. The course won't repeat again till autumn 2021.
If you can't make the live lessons it doesn't matter as everything is recorded and you get 6-months access to everything via an online platform.
On this 4-week online course, you will gain the knowledge, tools and mindset to become a confident, resilient, strong & mindful runner.
24th Feb 18:00-19:00
In this lesson you will understand why your running capacity is dictated just as much by your movement capacity, as it is by your aerobic capacity. We learn that a good runner is an efficient runner; and discover how to run whilst expelling minimal effort for maximum output. A series of four movement tests you'll perform at home allows you to benchmark your strength & mobility, so you can pinpoint areas you should focus on improving.
25th Feb 18:00-19:00
In this lesson you will learn how your body evolved to move and run and you are going to get a quick masterclass on how modern living is shaping your body. This will better inform you expectations about your running and may even lengthen your life.
1st Mar 18:00-19:00
In this session you will learn how to design new habits into your daily routine in order to be a better runner, using the Tiny Habits® Method. Tiny Habits—created by Dr. BJ Fogg, a world-renowned Behavior Scientist at Stanford University—is based on 20 years of research and Dr. Fogg’s experience personally coaching over 40,000 people. Unlike anything that’s come before, this system—what Dr. Fogg has coined “Behavior Design”—cracks the code of habit formation.
3rd Mar 18:00-19:00
You will learn how mobility is the ability to recruit (use your muscles) actively within a stretched position. We will focus on the fundamental areas of your body where you need mobility as a runner; hips, ankles & hamstrings and the spine. You will learn 8 drills to take away to improve your mobility and create your own personalised mobility practice.
NEW TIME: 22nd Mar 18:00-19:00
This presentation will begin with a brief history and evolution of running footwear. Mechanics of different types of running footwear will be discussed. You'll learn about the concept of the foot core, and you'll be instructed in exercises to train the small and large muscles of the foot to build strength and prevent injury. You'll also learn progressions of these exercises to make them harder.
10th Mar 18:00-19:00
You will learn the fundamental runners stretches to improve flexibility in your hips, hamstrights, glutes, calfs & lumber spine. By improving the range of movement you have in these areas, and combining this with good mobility and strength practices you will improve your movement capacity and thus be able to run further and faster without breaking down. You'll also lessen your chance of picking up an injury.
11th Mar 18:00-19:00
In this lesson you will learn what happens to the body during and after we exercise, why we stress the body with certain sessions and how, at a biological level, this makes us fitter and stronger. This lesson will give you the knowledge and insight you need to train smart, with a greater appreciation for what your body is capable of achieving as a runner.
16th Mar 18:00-19:00
We all know the basics of running. We know the ‘ABC’ of it, that it makes us fitter and healthier. In this class, though, you will learn about the plethora of additional benefits that can be derived from running in certain environments. In short, you will discover how running can make you better at your job, more independent, a more attentive friend or partner, care more for the environment, enhance your concentration levels, improve exam results, and even feel better about your body image. You will then learn how to adjust your running practice to maximise these benefits.
17th Mar 18:00-19:00
In this lesson you will learn that to run efficiently you must direct force correctly. You'll learn which muscles you use when you run, and how they work together to propel you forward. You will learn about the three forces at play as you run; downward force (the force you create), reaction force (the displacement force the ground creates) and gravity. You will learn how to improve your strength and power to run faster, stronger, more efficiently and with a lesser chance of picking up an injury. You will come away knowing fundamental strength & conditioning exercises to work muscles in your ankles, hips, quads, trunk and hamstrings.
18th Mar 18:00-19:00
In the penultimate session of A Good Runner we look at training structure. Whether you’re training for a race or looking to plan your running in a more efficient way, this session will teach you the best way to structure your time to gain the most from your workouts, avoid overuse injuries and fit your running around day-to-day life. You'll integrate the knowledge from the course to make your own running, lifestyle & exercise plan
23rd Mar 18:00-19:00
In this final class you'll get a birds eye view on everything we've learnt, to connect the dots, and to pull it all together into a consistent & integrated training & running philosophy. In this talk, Peter uses a combination of his own story and his learnings spanning some 18-years of trial and error to provide a holistic explanation for why runners get injured and how best to avoid it.
Our 11 lessons take place weekday evenings throughout February and March 2021, starting on February 24th
You will have exclusive access to a private FB group. Because the community aspect of this course is key. A Good Runner is a journey we are going on together.
Don't worry if you can't make any of the live classes. You'll have access to all the videos and course material for 6-months.
You'll have the opportunity to ask your own questions.
The 11 core live classes are just the beginning. We have several bonus & follow up sessions lined up, including group runs, to ensure you get the most from this experience.
If for some reason it’s not everything you expected, let us know within 30 days of purchase and we’ll refund you every penny. No questions asked.
These hand picked experts will guide you on your journey
If you have the desire to learn & become a better runner, the knowledge, tools, mindset and community you need is right here waiting for you.
WARNING: This is not your standard online course!
This course is a carefully curated journey, led by seven incredible experts, that will enable you to level up your running knowledge, better know your own body, run injury free & ultimately run better.
If your question isn't answered, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you within 24hrs or sooner.
Your Questions Answered
A Good Runner is a 4-week online running course. All the live lessons are streamed on Zoom. If you can't make a live lesson, you can catch up anytime. You have access to the lesson videos for 6-months. Sign up now and get ready for the first lesson on February 3rd :)
That's absolutely fine. All of the live lessons are recorded and you have access to them, as well as all the other course materials & bonus videos, for 6-months. We want to give you the opportunity to re-visit the lessons as many times as you'd like.
You have access to all 11 lessons, plus all the bonus videos, for a period of 6-months.
Nope! The Facebook group is a private group for A Good Runner participants only.
Yes! During every lesson, we encourage you to ask any questions via the chat function in Zoom. Add the hashtag #question to your message so we can find it.
Does this sound like you?
If you have any questions about the course, drop us an email to email@example.com and we'll get back to you within 24hrs or sooner.
If for some reason the course doesn't meet your expectations, you can ask for a refund within 30 days of your purchase. No questions asked.
You'll be sent a link & log in details for our private A Good Runner Zoom classroom closer to the time.
That's absolutely fine, no worries at all. All the lessons are recorded, so you can catch up later at a time that suits you.
Yes, not a problem at all. You do not need a webcam to take part in this online course.