Training Plan Workshop - RunBuzz - Online Run Coaching

Learn How To Build Your Own 
Custom Training Plans

How cool would it be to know how to build your own training plans whenever you needed one?

Cool, right?  That's why I created this workshop series:

Remote Workshop Series

This is not something you buy and "hopefully get around to watching later." Each 90 minute session is a LIVE event, jammed-packed with actionable content to help you build your own training programs.

No more searching the Internet for your next training plan!  

Build your own training plans for running

Live and Interactive

Not a passive webinar, and not another Zoom meeting. This is an immersive training experience.

At the end of each training section, you will put the concepts into practice and build your own training program. You will walk away with a 100% customized training plan!

coach yourself to your next personal best

Coach Yourself

I'll show you how to structure your training so that you are likely to achieve a new PR or greatly improve on your current situation.

I'll show you the science behind training and how to apply training specificity to your program by showing you how to properly choose the best workouts for your goal. 

Steve Carmichael - RRCA-USATF Running Coach

Steve Carmichael
USA Track and Field certified coach
 RRCA certified coach
Founder of RunBuzz/PaceBuilders

Hi, Steve here...

Over the last decade, I have built nearly a thousand+ training plans through my PaceBuilders training program, my local sports performance coaching business, and my running club.

While I would love to coach you inside PaceBuilders, I know this isn't realistic. Not everyone is interested in coaching. But you deserve more than generic, freebie,  plans that may or may not fit your experience level. These plans may progress you too fast and risk injury, or they may hold you back. These plans are the lowest common denominator of training. Some work. Some don't. So stop guessing...I created this training to help you build your own training plans. 

After you attend this training you will be able to write and modify your own training calendar for any distance up to a marathon.


Training Plan Workshop

Here is what you can expect

Training Plans for 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon

You will be able to create training plans for ANY race distance from 5k up to the marathon distance

You'll learn:

  • How to evaluate your current fitness level and build plans that are appropriate for your experience level (beginner to immediate).
  • How to apply the latest in sports science to build a safe training schedule that balances workouts with recovery. You'll learn how to break up your training into phases that help you meet your training goals (base-building, hills, speed, maintenance, taper, post-race recovery, etc). 
  • How to apply a variety of workouts to your training calendar to achieve a specific outcome. 
  • How to modify your training plan when life happens, like illness, or an unexpected races pops up.
  • How to use software and technology to track your progress and use that data to make adjustments to your training.
live session for training plans for runners workshop

Support every step of the way

  • I'll review your plan and make suggestions should you desire feedback.
  • You will have access to the recordings so if you can't attend live or have to miss a session, you won't miss a thing. Plus you will have access to all recordings in case you want to refer back to the videos in the future.
  • You will get 90 days of post-workshop support should you have questions with your training plan after the training ends.
  • I'll share some of my favorite resources and templates.

Limited class space. Enroll now to guarantee your spot.


Training Plan Workshop

Next Workshop Starts Saturday, January 9th at 2:00PM EST

Live Workshop Dates:

Session 1:
Sat January 9th, 2021:  2:00PM - 3:30PM EST

Session 2:
Sun, January 10th, 2021:  2:00PM - 3:30PM EST

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a beginner. Will this training be beginner-friendly or support run/walk?

Yes. This training is perfect for everyone except the most advanced runner. I will show you how to create the right workouts and training based on your experience level whether that be run-walk, or strictly running or a combination of both.

Is this a run coaching certification course?

No. This workshop series is not designed to train you to become a running coach. Training for running coaches goes into a lot more depth and covers other topic areas beyond training plans. This workshop series is designed to help you structure and design your own training plan. If you desire a training certification, I highly recommend checking out the RRCA coaching program.

Can I write training plans for others?

While you will learn how to create training plans, I highly discourage you writing plans for others. Writing plans for yourself is one thing. You know your body and what works for you.

Writing training plans for others, requires additional training that is outside the scope of this training plus can have legal ramifications. Coaching others is more than just writing a training schedule.


These dates/times don't work for me. Can I still sign up to have access to the recordings?

Yes. If you can't attend live, all recordings and assets will be made available within 24-48 hours of each LIVE session.

Will you be covering specific workout instructions for building speed, endurance or race-specific training?

Yes. I will cover each workout type, its purpose, and where in your training schedule it is best applied.

What will I need to attend training?

You will need a decent Internet connection and browser, plus headphones and microphone or some form of headset/mic.

It is also highly recommended that you sign up for a FREE athlete account at 

During the training, I will show you how to use the software to build your plan and apply workouts to your training calendar. You can also build your plan using a paper calendar, favorite spreadsheet program or even just a plain piece of paper. If you use Final Surge, you can also upload your training data from your GPS device via Strava or Garmin Connect.

What kind of support do I receive during and after training?

Each session is interactive, so please, please, please ask any and all questions during each workshop session.

I also offer 90 days of post-workshop support by email to answer any question you have, or review any training plans you create that you would like my feedback on. 

What happens if I sign up now, and later realize that I can't attend?

You can cancel up to 48 hours before the start of class with a full refund. Obviously, the sooner I know, the better so I can fill the open seat. Cancellations within 48 hours will receive a 50% refund.

Also, keep in mind that all sessions are recorded, so even if you can't attend you can receive the training, and you still get 90 days of personal support as you build your plan. 

Are these sessions  just a bunch of 90 minute lectures?

No. I hate those as much as you do. There will be some slides and sections where I will present slides to cover theory or background, this series is designed to be hands-on as much as possible.

I am a full-time, professional instructor during the day for a tech school teaching technology to adults making career changes and who come from a non-technical background. I have been teaching online for several months due to Covid-19 so I will be bringing in the latest best practices when it comes to online learning to keep each session fun and interactive.

Will you include strength training and cross-training into y our plan development?

Yes. Strength training and cross training is an important part of your overall development.

We will cover when, where, and how to apply strength training in your plan.

We will not cover specific strength exercises, however you will get access to ~ 30 professionally-filmed  exercise videos that you can use to create your own body-weight strength routines.

I am already a running coach. Is this training helpful for me? 

Maybe. If you need a refresher or want to learn how I apply workouts to various situations feel free to attend. However, this is designed for people who are not running coaches.

Why are you teaching people to write their own plans instead of hiring you as a running coach?

Great question. I struggled with this question myself and I worried for years whether this type of training would dilute my ability to get more coaching clients.

However, over the past 10 years of coaching, I realized that not everyone wants a coach or can afford to work with a running coach. In fact, less than one percent will.  

Therefore, this training is designed to provide a base level of knowledge so runners can apply an effective level of structure to their training so they can get the results they want.

I think most running coaches agree, that many of the free, generic plans found online are just that. Generic. Many are just crap and written at or below or beyond the level of the runner using them.  

I want to teach people what they really need to know to create and modify their own personalized training plan.

This training is not designed to replace a coach for those who want expert guidance and prefer to work with a running coach.

A great running coach will go beyond the training plan or use their experience to help runners overcome obstacles. This training won't go that far, but it is way better than using a generic plan or 'winging it'.

I rather not do the work. Can I just get you to write me a training plan?

I only offer training plans as part of my PaceBuilders coaching program.

PaceBuilders goes beyond the training plan and covers mindset, nutrition, strength training, accountability and more.

Inside PaceBuilders, we use a team approach. We have certified running coaches, a registered dietitian, a certified strength trainer, and a physical therapist who can handle any situation that can come up. Therefore. we do not sell, one-off training plans.

Limited class space. Enroll now to guarantee your spot.


Training Plan Workshop