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Arduua Running Coaching – How it works

Arduua Running Coaching – How it works

The Arduua coaches are specialized in Trail running, Skyrunning and Ultra trail, and we understand the importance of individualized training plans, and personal coaching.

All our coaches have a university diploma of minimum 4-years of university level in sports science, and extra specialization in Trail running, Skyrunning and Ultra trail, and they have the skills and experience to coach any level of runner from Beginner to Elite.

The coaches are from Spain, and they speak Spanish and English.

Your training plan will be individualized for you, and this is how it works…

Sign up for the service

You sign up for the coaching service here on our webpage, by choosing Coaching Plan, and by doing your first payment by credit card. You pay a onetime fee for the start-up week “Build Your Plan”, and then you pay a monthly fee for your subscription.

The payment will be automatically deducted from your credit card once per month.

Then you can train for as long as you like, and you can Cancel or put your training On Hold any time.

As soon as you have paid for the service you will get a Welcome e-mail including some more information, and a  link to your Health Declartation.

Fill in Health Declaration

The first thing we like you to do is to answer a questionnaire formula (the “Health Declaration”).

Here you will fill in necessary information about your health, physical level, running history, injury history, goals, training availability, training tools etc.

Then the coaches will review your “Health Declaration” and get back to you for your first week of up-start tests (usually it takes a couple of days from that you have filled in your Health Declaration).

Start-up Week and Tests

All training plans starts with a start-up week that we call Build Your Plan. That week contains:

  1. You perform a strength/mobility test (in video format)
  2. You perform one easy running test
  3. You perform one hard running test (here we establish your level, and training zones).
  4. Analysis of your running stride (you send a video)
  5. If you like you can go to a local center to perform a stress test and send to the coach, but it is not mandatory

Training plan & Training sessions

After the first week of tests, your coach will be able to plan all trainings for you in Trainingpeaks based on where you are now, where you want to go, and training availability. All types of trainings are planned for you (running, strength, mobility, stretch etc…).

All running sessions are pre-programmed for you in Trainingpeaks, and when you have synced Trainingpeks, training watch and pulse band, your trainings will automatically appear in your watch. All trainings are based on time spent and how hard it is for you (measured by pulse), and you will be guided by your training watch in real time.

For example.) Start warm-up 15 min go. If you run to fast (too high pulse) the watch says slow down (if you have Garmin). Then the watch tells you it is time for intervals 1 min. If you are too slow (too low pulse) the watch tells you speed up etc…

After the training is performed you put your comments how you feel about it.

Your coach will analyse your trainings once a week and give comments, or 1-2 times a week, depending on the Coaching Plan you have chosen.

The coach will create a new training plan for you once a week/month, based on previous week results and how you are feeling.

Choosing Coaching Plans

We have different types of Coaching Plans for different needs and goals.

All our Coaching Plans are Individualized for you, and the big difference in the different packages is how much time your coach will spend on Training review, Personal Coaching, Communication and Feedback.

If you like a medium level of coaching, with a new training plan once a month, and communication and comments 1 time per month, and no Video Meeting’s, we suggest Monthly Coaching,

If you like a high level of coaching, , with a new training plan once a week, with communication and comments 1 time per week, and no Video Meeting’s, we suggest Weekly Coaching,

If you are very competitive and have many races, and like to have a high level of race coaching, , with a new training plan once a week, with comments 2 times a week, and Video Meeting once a month, we suggest Race Coaching.

If you are aiming for Elite, and If you like to have our highest level of race coaching, with a very tight communication with your coach, and Video Meeting once a week, we suggest Elite Coaching.

Please read more about our coaching plans and pricing here.

What you need

What you would need before you start is a training watch compatible to Trainingpeaks and an external pulse band (chest strap for measuring pulse).

How we train

Trail running in mountain environment is very different to road running. Read more here about How we train >>.

Our Coaches

Fernando Armisén – Trailrunning Head Coach at Arduua

I’m a passionate trailrunner, and a professional trailrunning coach from Zaragoza Spain, specialized in Skyrunning, Trail and Ultra-trail.

I’m the Head Coach of Arduua, and I’m main responsibe for the Arduua Online Coaching Platform and for the Coaches of Arduua.

Read more about me here. FERNANDO ARMISÉN – TRAILRUNNING COACH >>

David Garcia – Trailrunning Coach at Arduua

I’m a passionate trailrunner, and a professional trailrunning coach from Madrid, Spain, specialized in Skyrunning, Trail and Ultra-trail.

I’m a Trailrunning Coach at Arduua, and I’m taking care of runners from all over Europe that take part in the Arduua Online Coaching..

Read more about me here. DAVID GARCIA – TRAILRUNNING COACH >>

 

More questions…

Katinka Nyberg – CEO and Founder od Arduua

I’m responsible for Sales, Marketing and Customer support at Arduua.

If you have more questions and like to take a video meeting with me to discuss the setup you are welcome to send me an e-mail katinka.nyberg@arduua.com.