Running Training Plans

A running training plan can assist in achieving your running goals. Whether you are training for a 5k run, 10k, half marathon or full marathon, Optimal Movement’s running training plans will make you faster, more efficient, more motivated and less susceptible to injury. 

Running Training Plans

Running offers many tremendous physical and mental health benefits, from a great cardiovascular workout to reducing feelings of stress. Whether you run for the social element, are attached to a club, or participate competitively in endurance events, running can bring so many positives into your life.

Optimal Movement’s bespoke running training plans are tailored to your own personal objectives and lifestyle. This is done via a thorough consultation and coach-matching service. Optimal Movement coaches have experience in running events from 800metres up to ultra distances so whether you are after a 5k run PB or are aiming to complete your first marathon run, we will create the best training plan for you.


Coached runner in a competitive race

Personalised Running Training Plans

  • Detailed Initial Consultation
  • Your Personal Running Coach
  • Unlimited Coach Contact
  • Subscription to our Coaching Software and App 
  • Progressive Training Plans
  • Race Day Advice
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Discount on Optimal Movement Products and Services


  • Individual, personal programmes
  • Works with your lifestyle and goals to achieve results
  • Most effective plan for your needs
  • Ongoing support from experts
  • Motivational and Enjoyable
  • Expert Knowledge
  • Utilising latest technology
  • Injury Expertise
  • Professional Guidance

Biomechanical Experience

It is important to remember that during the course of a mile, your foot will strike the ground on average 1,000 times with a force of two to three times your body weight. This alone can be felt, to some degree, through your entire bone structure, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Add to the mix the repetitive nature of running, which causes the same muscles to contract over and over again, while others are underused, is it any wonder that runners face susceptibility to injury?

Optimal Movement coaches are all trained in injury prevention, rehabilitation and training load management. This makes our service unique and ensures that you remain injury-free throughout your training plan.

Coached runner in a competitive race

Personalised Running Coaching

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