While free general training programs and gadgets such as GPS watches and phone apps can play a positive part in your training and in educating you as a runner, relying too much on any of these means can also work against you. I always say that your body should be, and can be, your best teacher and pacemaker for your running journey. It takes time to get to know your body and how you respond to each training session. There is NO gadget or set training plan or algorithm that can tell you exactly how you should be performing or training on a daily basis.
A training plan should be flexible and allow you to make changes on a daily basis, based on your body's responses as this changes continually. Learn to read the signs of what your body is telling you and with experience and education you can take advantage of this and adjust training plans accordingly to bring out your best.
I have been passionate about running for as long as I can remember and my goal as a running coach is to educate as many people as possible about "how to run smarter not harder" so that they can continue to enjoy running for the rest of their lives.
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