Training programs for different distances and abilities.

Train with Pacers

 

Don’t train alone! Join one of our training teams for accountability, motivation, and support to reach your running goals.

All programs include:

  • A customizable weekly training plan in the Bird app, including 4-6 workouts a week with easy runs, speed work, long runs and cross training.
  • Access to the Bird app where you can follow the training plan, track your progress, and communicate with your coach and team.
  • 1:1 text support from a certified running coach for questions, support and adjustments to your plan as needed
  • Regular online coaching calls on running topics you'll need, from hydration to motivation
  • Weekly Social Runs at Pacers locations

Become a runner

$50

8 weeks

If you want to start a running habit but are not sure where to start, or run some now but don't consider yourself a "real runner", join us for 8 weeks of building foundational running skills, fitness and confidence. At the end of the plan, you'll be ready to train for any running goal you choose.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The program will start with short run/walk intervals that progressively increase to get you to 1-2 miles of continuous running and one hour of movement in 8 weeks. Every week will include 3-4 run/walk workouts and cross training, including light speed intervals and a weekend long run. We'll also cover running basics that will set you up for success, like goal setting, stretching and injury prevention, and how to recover right.
 

Who should joiN

This plan is great for run/walkers at all levels. Every workout is based on effort levels and can be modified for where you are. If you're wondering if you're ready for this program, you're ready!

5K

$50

8 weeks

Congrats on setting a goal to run a 5k! Maybe you're a brand-new runner, or maybe you're getting back into it after some time away. There are no prerequisites for this class - all runners and runners-to-be are welcome.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This plan will start with 4 short run/walk workouts a week and one cross training day, starting at 1.5 miles and building up to 3.1 miles. We will use run/walk intervals to build endurance and work up to continuous running, and all running workouts are based on your own effort and comfort level.

Who should joiN

Brand new or beginner runners looking for guidance and support while you build a running habit. This plan is appropriate for anyone who is comfortable walking a mile and running for one minute. All workouts will be at your own pace and can be modified.

10K

$50

8 weeks

This program focuses on building your aerobic base so you feel comfortable running a 10k. Get familiar with different effort levels and paces, and work on strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The plan includes 3-4 running workouts per week, including speed intervals and tempo runs, and one cross training day per week. The program starts at 9 miles in week 1 with a long run of 3 miles, and builds to 20 miles a week with a long run of 7 miles.

Who should joiN

Beginner and intermediate runners who are looking to increase mileage and incorporate light and moderate speed workouts. This plan starts at 9 miles a week with a long run of 3 miles, and builds to 20 miles a week with a long run of 7 miles. You should be comfortable running or run/walking 3 miles to join!