Here’s Where to Find a Training Plan for Your Next Race!

By: Sharita Jennings (Pictured Above)


When I prep for a race, I usually use some online training plan, and I pick the one that seems most doable, with just a hint of a challenge to help me get that P.R. Here are some of my favorite sites for training plans for various race lengths and race or running experience:


  • Hal Higdon Training Plans – Arguably one of the most experienced runners shares plans ranging from 5k walks to speeding through a marathon. This is for beginners and advanced runners.
  • Nike + Training Plans – I used this on my Nike + app, but I thought it was a bit demanding. But if you’re up for a challenge, definitely give it a try!
  • 3 Month Marathon Training Plan – Boy I wish I’d found this one before! I just about tapped out in week 14 of my 18 week training plan. Let’s race already!!
  • Cool Running Training Plans – These plans are easy to follow, and are broken down based on your running experience. Plans for all major race distances (sorry no 10 miler or 30Ks)
You can also look for a running club in your area, as suffering in a group is always better than suffering alone!


Sharita Jennings is a group fitness instructor in Washington, D.C., specializing in strength conditioning, high intensity interval training, and bootcamps. Sharita is also the creator of the blog, where she shares nutrition tips, workouts, and general motivation to keep readers focused! Visit her blog or check out one of her classes if you are in the D.C. area.

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