Gain the knowledge, tools and mindset to become a confident, resilient, strong & mindful runner.

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In a Nut Shell

What is this all about?

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.


Course Overview & Lesson Plan

On this 4-week online course, you will gain the knowledge, tools and mindset to become a confident, resilient, strong & mindful runner.

Lesson 1: How to improve your running mechanics & pinpoint areas for improvement

24th Feb 18:00-19:00

Lesson 1: How to improve your running mechanics & pinpoint areas for improvement

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.

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Lesson 2: Understanding the modern body to better know what you are capable of

25th Feb 18:00-19:00

Lesson 2: Understanding the modern body to better know what you are capable of

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.

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Lesson 3: The Tiny Habits® Method for Good Runners

1st Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 3: The Tiny Habits® Method for Good Runners

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.

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Lesson 4: How to increase your mobility to become a better runner

3rd Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 4: How to increase your mobility to become a better runner

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.

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Lesson 5: How to train the muscles in your feet to avoid injury + a brief history of running footwear

NEW TIME: 22nd Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 5: How to train the muscles in your feet to avoid injury + a brief history of running footwear

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.

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Lesson 6: How to use stretching to enhance your running practice

10th Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 6: How to use stretching to enhance your running practice

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.

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Lesson 7: A masterclass on how to build a fitter and stronger body

11th Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 7: A masterclass on how to build a fitter and stronger body

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.

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Lesson 8: How to further unlock the power of running in your life

16th Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 8: How to further unlock the power of running in your life

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.

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Lesson 9: How to build strength & power for running

17th Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 9: How to build strength & power for running

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.

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Lesson 10: Write your own personalised training plan

18th Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 10: Write your own personalised training plan

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

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Lesson 11: The theory of everything. 10 lessons later, what do I do now?

23rd Mar 18:00-19:00

Lesson 11: The theory of everything. 10 lessons later, what do I do now?

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.

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What you will learn:

Over 11 hours of online lessons, you will learn:

  • How to gain strength & power for running
  • How to be consistent 
  • Understanding the capabilities (and limitations) of your body, so you avoid the most common running injuries
  • How to build new exercise habits into your life 
  • How to get the most from your running practice and maximise the benefits of running for your brain and body
  • How to avoid running injuries by using targeted exercises and changes to your daily habits
  • How to improve your running performance dramatically & have a major breakthrough in your running, wherever you are you right now in your running journey
  • How to improve your running mechanics
  • How to train smart and listen to your body
  • What happens to your body at biological level when you train
  • Knowing exactly which stretching, mobility & strength & conditioning drills you should be doing as a runner to build power, resilience & avoid injury
  • How to actually DO things, like run more or stretch more. The Tiny Habits® method you will learn on this course (developed by BJ Fogg at Stanford University) will enable you to add new habits to your life
  • Via a series of running specific movement tests you will learn where you have strength & mobility, and where you could improve. You'll then be able to take better informed decisions about what exercises and drills you should be doing as a runner

This is the real deal.

You get:

11 Hours of Live Online Classes

11 Hours of Live Online Classes

Our 11 lessons take place weekday evenings throughout February and March 2021, starting on February 24th

A private Facebook Community

A private Facebook Community

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.

6-months Access

6-months Access

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.

Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

You'll have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Loads of Bonuses

Loads of Bonuses

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.

Money Back Guarentee

Money Back Guarentee

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.

Meet Your Expert Coaches

These hand picked experts will guide you on your journey

Christian Lewis-Pratt

Christian Lewis-Pratt

Former professional rugby player Christian is the founder of The Move Studios in Fulham. He's also a Lululemon Ambassador
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Dr Irene Davis

Dr Irene Davis

Dr. Irene Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Dr. Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Vybarr is the author of Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human, and Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us
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Mike Coulter

Mike Coulter

Mike was trained by Stanford University Professor BJFogg in both Behaviour Design & The Tiny Habits® Method of Behaviour change
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Claudia Schroegel

Claudia Schroegel

Claudia is a qualified coach (BritTri L2), an NLP Practitioner & Adidas TERREX's Trail Lead UK. She's also the founder of We Are Daybreak
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Emmanuel Ovola

Emmanuel Ovola

Emmanuel is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist working specifically in running. He is also a Nike Coach. Emmanuel has a specialist interest in the invisible factors that contribute to injury, our metabolic system, cumulative load, stress and the mental contributions to pain.
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Peter Francis

Peter Francis

Peter Francis saw his teenage years transformed by a miracle drug called running. His elation was soon followed by despair in the form of 12-years of repetitive injuries. Spurred on by personal injustice, Peter pursued 3-science degrees, multiple coaching and consultancy roles before making a breakthrough in the form of what had seemed like an unlikely comeback in 2016 aged 29. For the first time in his life, he ran for almost 3-years uninterrupted and ran multiple personal bests (33:46 10-km; 78:00 half marathon).
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Are you ready?

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.

A Good Runner

February 24 - March 21 2021

A Good Runner

Gain the knowledge, tools and mindset to become a confident, resilient, strong & mindful runner. 

FROM$213

Does this sound like you?

  • You want to know how to best to reduce your chance of being injured
  • You are on the constant look out for new opportunities for personal growth 
  • You are searching for knowledge and understanding
  • You want to further unlock the power of running to change your life 
  • You want to know exactly which stretches will help you as a runner 
  • You want to be able to run further & faster 
  • You want to be consistent in your exercise practice 
  • You want to understand exactly which mobility drills you should focus on as a runner 
  • You are sick of getting injured as a result of running 
  • You want to build a stronger & more resilient body 
  • You want to gain confidence & independence as a runner
  • You want accountability 
  • Whether you are new to running or many year's into your journey, you love to learn new things & grow

    If you recognise yourself in this list, then A Good Runner might just be the key to transforming your relationship with running.

WARNING: This is not your standard online course!

Integrate concepts, avoid dogma & embark on a true journey of discovery

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.

FAQs

If your question isn't answered, drop us an email to hello@lovetrails.com and we'll get back to you within 24hrs or sooner.

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?

  • You want to become a good runner
  • You don't know how to best use exercise to prevent running injuries 
  • You are on the constant look out for new opportunities for personal growth 
  • You are searching for knowledge and understanding
  • You want to unlock the power of running to change your life 
  • You want to know exactly which stretches will help you as a runner 
  • You want to be able to run further & faster
  • You want to be consistent in your exercise practice 
  • You want to understand exactly which mobility drills you should focus on as a runner 
  • You are sick of getting injured as a result of running 
  • You want to build a stronger & more resilient body 
  • You want to gain confidence & independence as a runner
  • You want accountability & a community to support you on your journey of self-discovery 
  • Whether you are new to running or many year's into your journey, you love to learn new things & grow

    If you recognise yourself in this list, then A Good Runner might just be the key to transforming your relationship with running.

If you have any questions about the course, drop us an email to hello@lovetrails.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.