80/20 Running: 2021 Edition Stride Academy Level 1 (Heart Rate-based)
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If you’re looking for an off-season or fitness-maintenance training plan with a focus on running form, you’ve come to the right place. This Stride Academy Level 1 plan combines cutting-edge best practices in workout design, technique drills, strength training, and gait retraining into a six-week program that will give you a more efficient stride and a solid fitness foundation to take into your next race buildup. A ShoeCue is required to get the most out of this plan.
This plan in intended for novice runners and any other runners who require or prefer a very low-volume training regimen. You should be able to comfortably run for at least 40 minutes before you start the plan.
To complete the Stride Academy Level 1 training plan you will need ShoeCue, which is a unique, textured insole that fits inside any running shoe and works by enhancing proprioceptive feedback from your feet to your brain during running. Essentially, ShoeCue tells your brain when you’re landing too hard, allowing you to adjust your stride automatically as you go.
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Not sure which level is right for you? Review our Level Comparison Chart to find the best fit. Additionally, each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee: If you discover that the level you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us for a complimentary switch to a different level within the same distance.
This plan leverages TrainingPeaks structured workouts with Heart Rate-based workouts. Each workout can be exported to a supported device, which will automatically guide you through the session with duration, lap, and intensity prompts. Workouts do not have to be exported to be performed effectively, as the detailed descriptions provide all the information you need to successfully complete the workout. See our Structured Workout page for more information.
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How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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