Training essentials and programme design for endurance running


Elevate Your Endurance Running to New Heights!

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an elite endurance athlete, a dedicated coach, a health professional, or a student of the sport, our course is designed to turbocharge your performance and bulletproof your body against injuries.

Here’s the Game Plan:

VO2 Max Mastery: Learn how to conduct a VO2 max test with our step-by-step video guide.

Strength Training Secrets: Discover nine resistance training exercises through video demos, complete with sample sets and reps tailored for endurance runners.

Personalized Program Design: Get the tools to create customized training programs that cater to every level—from beginners to marathoners.

Scientific Savvy:Delve into the science of lactate threshold, running economy, and VO2 max, and master the protocols for assessing these key performance indicators.

Athlete Assessment Arsenal: Utilize our sample surveys and medical screening forms, endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine, to evaluate and support your athletes.

Categorisation Clarity: Learn from sport scientists how to classify endurance athletes accurately.

Altitude Advantage: Unlock the secrets of altitude training to give your performance an edge.

Tapering Techniques: Understand the art and science of tapering to peak perfectly for race day.

Join us and transform your endurance running with evidence-based strategies that will set you apart from the pack.

This course is perfect for....

  • A recreational runner who is looking for scientifically designed training programmes to optimise performance and decrease the risk of injury.
  • A running coach who wants to understand exercise physiology & training principles and methods behind programme design.
  • A fitness professional who wants to train endurance runners.
  • A student who wants to learn about exercise physiology & the training principles and methods behind endurance running.
  • An advanced and/or elite athlete who wants to understand the science behind their training.

What's in Store for You?

  • Module 1: 12 Training Principals and Methods of Assessment
  • Module 2: Exercise Physiology
  • Module 3: Factors Related to Endurance Performance
  • Module 4: Special Issues Related to Endurance Performance
  • Module 5:Designing Training Programmes
  • Module 6: Sample Training Programmes


Each module will have four multiple choice questions. Students will have unlimited attempts to answer these questions. A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the assessments have been completed.


No previous experience and knowledge is required. However, if the learner is familiar with endurance sports- particularly running- they will benefit more from the course.


David Leith
David Leith


MSc in biokinetics with a special interest in strength & conditioning for runners. Being a runner himself, David understands the discipline inside and out, making him a master at the discipline of running.

Rebecca Johansson
Rebecca Johansson

Exercise Physiologist

Rebecca holds a Master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin, and is currently a PhD student in exercise science at the University of Cape Town.


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