NYRR Virtual Trainer

When should I schedule my long run? Aug 29, 2017 10:14AM EST

Schedule your long run on a day that you have time to prepare and recover. Most runners (>85%) tend to do their long run on the weekend, or when the work day does not interfere ...


I just ran a race in my plan, and it did not go as well as I hoped. Should I still enter my result? Aug 07, 2017 02:44PM EST

We love that you scheduled a race into your training plan! It offers so many benefits and excellent practice come race day. If you are not happy with your race results, you do not ...


Should I be doing double runs? Aug 29, 2017 10:16AM EST

"Running doubles," as used in running lingo, is utilized in high mileage training plans and for experienced runners. When daily runs start exceeding 8 or 9 miles, it might be a ti...


The training and workouts seem too easy for me. What should I do? Aug 29, 2017 10:16AM EST

There are many ways to run more conservative or aggressive within your training plan. This is one of the coolest aspects of these training plans. One suggestion is to schedule a ra...


Why do my long run and day off change for the week I scheduled a race? Aug 16, 2017 01:45PM EST

To optimize your training for an upcoming race, Virtual Trainer overrides your preferences for your long run and day off/flex day. We do this so that your body is prepared to perfo...


Is it OK if I run more than the suggested amount? Aug 16, 2017 01:52PM EST

Your progression of mileage was created based on the information you provided when you registered for Virtual Trainer. If you feel like the information you submitted in your sign-u...


Will this training plan guarantee that I run the goal time range indicated? Aug 16, 2017 01:53PM EST

These plans are a guide for training. Although we are confident in our predictions, and philosophy, there is nothing that will guarantee your performance on race day. We teach you ...


I recently had to miss several days because of a sickness/injury. Should I just pick up right where I left off? Aug 16, 2017 01:55PM EST

The best thing to do when it comes to any injury/sickness is to seek medical advice. After you are cleared to get back to training, it is important to ease your way back into it. Y...


My training paces seem slower than what I usually run. Why is this? Aug 16, 2017 02:23PM EST

When it comes to training, there is a term called pace separation. You will see this term threaded into the text of your program. As you start training, you will see different pace...


My plan just updated, why did my times get slower? Aug 16, 2017 02:26PM EST

Your plan will update periodically throughout the program based on your inputted data before the program began and your training during the program. The goal is to get you into a p...