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Basic Training for Running Online CE Course-2nd Edition

Basic Training for Running Online CE Course-2nd Edition

$99.00 USD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Whether you train competitive runners or those who run for personal enjoyment, the proven techniques outlined in Basic Training for Running, Second Edition CE Course will propel your clients to running success. Learn how to design programs that significantly improve performance for novice, intermediate, competitive, and elite runners. The course is written by two experienced runners and coaches in an engaging style. You will discover how to set up a running-specific training program and improve your clients’ running efficiency, even if you have never designed a running program.

    Course Objectives

    • Identify physiological and psychological benefits of running.

    • Address safety issues for runners.

    • Identify four levels of runners.

    • Describe six paces of running.

    • Explain three types of distance-running workouts.

    • Explain four principles of successful training.

    • List the five phases of training and design a sample workout for each phase.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and running coaches and enthusiasts.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Why Run?

    Chapter 2. Safety Considerations for Runners

    Chapter 3. Four Principles of Successful Training

    Chapter 4. Developing the Training Plan

    Chapter 5. Periodization

    Chapter 6. Running Form

    Chapter 7. Client Handouts

    About the Author

    Greg Wenneborg, MA, is the head cross country and track and field coach for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, where he was named Conference Coach of the Year in 2008. He also teaches at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona. He has coached at both the high school and junior high school levels and has been a coach for the Arizona chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training program.

    Wenneborg was the long-time director for Craftsbury Running Camps and is an active board member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. With a marathon personal best of 2:18:46, Wenneborg qualified for and competed in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, placing 20th in the 2000 Olympic Trials. He won the 2000 and 2001 Maui Marathons, the 2001 Valley of the Sun Marathon, and the 1993 Mule Mountain Marathon. Wenneborg can be contacted at

    Randy Accetta, PhD, lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he teaches at the University of Arizona, produces running races, and coaches runners. As an athlete, Randy ran 4:08 for the mile and 2:19:25 for the marathon and competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He has also competed in track meets, road races, marathons, and high-altitude mountain races internationally.

    Accetta has written for Runner’s World and Running Times magazines, was the long-time program director for Craftsbury Running Camps, and is an active board member for the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. When not working with runners, he teaches at the renowned McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, where he has twice received Innovative Teaching Awards and has twice been named Teacher of the Year. In 2012, he will take on a new challenge as the director of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) national coaching education program.


    “This course gave me a more in-depth understanding of developing programs for all types of runners and great information on running form. The format of the course made it easy to understand”

    N. Sandman—Cloquet, MN

    “I gained the knowledge to increase gains, use proper form, and progress from novice to marathon running safely and easily without injury and overtraining. Great course! Good job!”

    L. Kranick—Wolf Creek, OR

    “This course will help the novice runner get started and to have realistic expectations of how long it takes to train for a marathon. It is a perfect introductory course for trainers who do not deal with runners very often.”

    K. Wagner—Oak Park, IL

    “The information about proper training for different types of runners will help me with my clients.”

    M. Cohen—Atlanta, GA