Running Program Action Plan


It's been said that writing down goals transforms them from dreams into a plan. At the Running Corps, we'd like to amend that: Writing down goals and then outlining steps for achieving them turns dreams into an action plan, into a real-life blueprint for transforming your life and accomplishing your best running performances. Pete Magill's book, The Born Again Runner (in bookstores everywhere and available online), targets new and returning runners, offering motivation and guidance for overcoming every obstacle. It also includes an entire chapter devoted to building your own personal Running Program Action Plan.

For a downloadable version of the action plan from The Born Again Runner (as well as other downloadable training schedules, pace charts, and other documents from the book), visit the official companion site to THE BORN AGAIN RUNNER.


Training Plans: If you're looking for a personalized training plan to accompany your action plan, Coach Magill offers 12-week training schedules that include:

  • 12 weeks of detailed training
  • Built-in increases in mileage (if requested)
  • Personalized training paces for all workouts (from distance runs to tempo to repetitions)
  • Projected pace adjustments as you approach your running goal
  • Projected race paces for multiple events (from 400m to the Marathon)
  • Your choice of 3-4, 5, 6, or 7 days of training per week

Use one of these links to go to this site's training programs pages:

Free Beginner Programs

Non-Elite Athlete Programs (recommended for most runners)

High-Intensity Elite Athlete Programs

Build Your Running Body Programs (requires book, Build Your Running Body)