New York Road Runners selects TrainingPeaks as official training software for ING New York City Marathon
TrainingPeaks Selected to Power the Official ING New York City Marathon Online Training Program
New York Road Runners is now offering a training program powered by TrainingPeaks with training plans designed by Andrew Kastor to help runners achieve their race day goals.
Lafayette, CO, June 30, 2009 – TrainingPeaks has been selected by New York Road Runners as the official training software of the ING New York City Marathon, providing all marathon participants with an exercise diary and interactive marathon training plans designed by Andrew Kastor. Runners can now follow a training plan that will provide them with the expert training advice necessary to arrive on race day well-prepared and to finish their event eager to return next year.
The training plans will be loaded into an interactive training log that will allow participants to map their runs, create routes, keep a food diary, record workout data such as heart rate, pace, elevation gain and much more either manually, or by uploading data from one of more than 80 popular training devices including Garmin, Polar, Timex, iPhone and others.
“The ING New York City Marathon is the most prestigious marathon in the world, and TrainingPeaks is proud to have been selected by the New York Road Runners as the official online training software for this event,” said Donavon Guyot, CEO of Peaksware, the development company of TrainingPeaks. “We’re excited to provide the tools that runners will be able to utilize together with their training plan to better achieve their goals.”
A choice of three 18-week online programs designed by coach Andrew Kastor are available for either the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced runner on the ING New York City Marathon website. Participants will receive daily email workout reminders or be able to access the programs from any computer or mobile device at any time to view their day’s planned workout, log their training or map their routes.
“New York Road Runners is honored to announce a partnership with Andrew Kastor, USATF certified coach and husband of Olympic medalist Deena Kastor, and TrainingPeaks” says Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners. “This partnership with Kastor and TrainingPeaks enables us to provide runners with an additional training resource for their ING New York City Marathon race this year.”
The Official ING New York City Marathon training plans are available not only to race participants, but can also be purchased in the TrainingPeaks Store by anyone who wants to improve their fitness through training like a New York City Marathon runner.
Peaksware, LLC, founded in 1999, develops software systems to help motivated individuals and professionals achieve health, fitness and peak performance. In addition to the world’s leading online training and nutrition log, TrainingPeaks.com, Peaksware also produces the desktop products Device Agent and WKO+. Each of these products is sold both direct to consumers and can also be customized in a white label format for enterprise customers. For more information or to discuss business development opportunities contact info_at_peaksware.com.
About New York Road Runners:New York Road Runners is dedicated to promoting the sport of distance running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and responding to community needs. Our road races and other fitness programs draw upwards of 300,000 runners annually, and together with our magazine and website support and promote professional and recreational running. Learn more at www.nyrr.org