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This week, Nike released its Half Marathon San Francisco training app for the plan that starts next Monday. The app can only be accessed by those registered for the race. I shared the DC app in the spring, but I’m very impressed with the updates that have been made. As in the spring, you’re first instructed to choose a training plan when you log in. You can choose between Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. While all three plans are 12 weeks long, they differ in the number of runs per week and miles per run. Details are below.
For DC, I obviously followed the Beginner plan along with the training plan that Team in Training gave me. This time, I plan to do a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate training plans, knowing that I have to build up my hill endurance.
The major differences I see between this app and the DC app are the clear integrations with the Nike+ Running App, Nike Training Club App, and Nike Run Clubs. Each plan tells you, day by day, how long your run should be or which Training Club workout to do. Once you’ve completed the workout of the day, you can check it off in the app so Facebook followers (within the app) can see. It’s a great way to stay connected with friends who are training in other cities. The app also includes FAQs about the race and links to new training gear. Best of luck to those beginning their training journey!