Your Garmin Watch Can Be Your Coach
What is Garmin Coach?
What Garmin watches are compatible with Garmin Coach?
The Garmin Coach feature is accessible on the following compatible Garmin watches:
- vívoactive® 3 series
- Forerunner® 45 Series
- Forerunner 245/245 Music
- Forerunner 645/645 Music
- Forerunner 935
- Forerunner 945
- MARQ series
- fēnix® 5 Series/5 Plus series
- fēnix Chronos
Tell me about the training plans…
From beginner to intermediate runners, everyone can find a suitable and free program from Garmin Coach. Race goals can vary from a 5-kilometer, 10k, or half marathon distances along with the desired pace and completion date. The professional and talented coaches have created versatile training plans, with varying program lengths, workout intensities and the number of workouts provided per week, for each distance according to pace goal (up to 7 minutes per mile).
There are a few enticing components to using Garmin Coach as the workouts can be uploaded right to your watch so you know each day what is expected of you as well as the versatility of the programs which shift based on your production and output during the plan. If you need the workouts to become a bit easier, it adapts, harder, it also adapts. You have a daily advisor and motivator right by your side.
Training plans from Garmin Coach not only provide workouts from the experts but also supply the runner with informational videos and articles to give you the most current information from nutrition to running form. Because the more you know, the more you grow.
Who are the coaches?
An All-American collegiate runner and Olympian athlete who participated in the 10,000 meters during the 1972 Olympics, Jeff Galloway is also a best-selling author encouraging and teaching more than a million runners and walkers. His books, retreats and running schools teach his method to help beginners use a run and walk approach since 1973. His programs, aligned with his methods, are a systematic approach to reduce fatigue and ward off pain and injuries.
An experienced runner herself participating in several of North America’s largest marathons including Chicago, New York City and Boston, Amy Parkerson-Mitchell is a certified coach, running expert and owner of Roadrunners of Kansas City as well as a licensed physical therapist and owner of her practice Coach Amy PT. Her health and science education is predominantly seen in her training plans which emphasize proper biomechanics and physiology to help prevent running injuries. She respects the sport, acknowledging that each runner is an individual and that there is no such thing as a cookie-cutter approach.
Greg McMillan – physiologist and online running coach
An avid long-distance runner and former national champion, Greg McMillan is a trusted physiologist with an esteemed online running coach forum. His training plans are said to be some of the smartest, as he combines his optimized coaching skills with his degree in exercise science. His coaching resume includes beginners to Boston Marathon qualifiers to Olympians. His comprehensive approach is backed by research and applauded by many in the running community.
Training plans vary in length from 6 to 20 weeks with 3 to 5 workouts per week, making it so you should be able to find a program with Garmin Coach that fits your lifestyle and goals. With dynamically changing programs based on your own performance from 3 well-renowned coaches, you will always have a personal coach from Garmin right on your wrist.
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