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RunSedona Superior Training System presented by ALTRA

Take your running to the next level with coach Leah Rosenfeld

Register today and take your running to the next level with the RunSedona Superior Training System FREE  to all registered participants. You can download the app today and prepare to kick off your Half Marathon training starting October 17, 2022 and 5k/10k training on November 14, 2022.

Our free training system is designed to help you become a stronger and faster runner. Use the VDOT 02 app to receive training from Leah or log your own workouts so you're always training at the proper paces. Learn more about V.02 and download the app here.

*Please note that the RunSedona Superior Training System is only available to runners who have registered for the February 4th, 2023 RunSedona 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon races. Register and train today!

Description of Training Plans:

The 5k/10k and Half Marathon training plans are aimed at runners who have general running experience and are able to run, walk, or a mix of both for 4-5 days per week. Both plans have the option to subtract or add days to meet each runner's needs along the way. Whether or not you have raced before, you are welcome to join and are encouraged to run with Coach Leah as you prepare for race day!

Each plan has a flexible mileage range for easy and long runs as well as workouts, so you are able to tailor the plan to meet your fitness where it is currently at, and build to where you want to be. Within each plan you'll find a weekly training schedule specifying which days are easy, long, and structured workouts. However, you can shift the days to compliment your life and work schedule as long as they stay in relatively the same order. For example if training is posted on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday you can shift the training back a day making it Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, etc. 

The different types of training will be explained in detail, along with videos to connect more in-depth along the way! You can expect easy runs, long runs, and workouts ranging from repetition and interval training to threshold and sub-threshold training.

How to access your training with V.O2:

  1. Register for the race of your choice

  2. Click on the appropriate training plan link (5K/10K or Half Marathon - links coming soon!)

  3. Click ‘Approve’ for Leah to be your coach

  4. You will be directed to your RunSedona training calendar

  5. Leah will be adding training to your calendar so you may not see it immediately. Once you’ve accepted the request, you may need to wait until October 17 (5k/10k) or November 14 (Half Marathon) for your plan will be delivered to you. You will have different activities (and off days) to get you prepared for RunSedona race day.  Click on the training each day to see a more in-depth description under the section ‘Workout Notes.’ *Leah will also include videos of training descriptions and supplementary exercises on some of the activities, so be sure to look for video links attached to the training.

  6. You can update how your workout went (and paces if you keep track) on the same training page beneath Leah’s ‘Workout Notes,’ in the section/box titled with your name. This will allow you to keep track of your progress and reference prior training days.

  7. Optional: on the same workout description, at the top it says ‘Complete Quality Session?’ Feel free to answer the ‘Yes,’ ‘Modified,’ or ‘No’ feedback. Based on your responses, you’ll see your mileage total up. This is especially great if you plan to continue running in the future and would like to look back to see how you prepared for this race.

  8. If you have notifications selected, you will receive an email notification anytime Coach Leah adjusts training or adds notes and advice along the way. To learn more about how to manage this, click here.

Meet your RunSedona Superior System V.02 coach: Leah Rosenfeld

Born in Ridgefield, CT and raised in Flagstaff, AZ, Leah comes to us with a wealth of knowledge as a coach of many forms and a professional athlete having competed in the 800m to 50km on the track, road, and trails. 

Upon graduating Penn State University with a degree in journalism and kinesiology, Leah began coaching Cross Country and Track and Field at Lodi High School in California and transitioned to coaching collegiately at Syracuse University and later Northern Arizona University, where she got her masters in Educational Leadership.

Leah is now a personal running coach for VDOT 02, community group Team Run Flagstaff, and worldwide as an iFIT Trainer for NordicTrack, ProForm and Free Motion machines.

As a professional runner, Leah has competed in the USATF Toyota Indoor National Championships in the 3,000m and more recently won the 2021 Imogene Pass Mountain Run and the 2022 World Maccabiah Games half marathon in Israel. She also transitioned from racing a track 5k to a mountain 50k at the Crown King Scramble mountain race in one calendar year. However, her running career emerged from humble beginnings, starting with chasing red wagons filled with toys for 1km at road races in the early 90s and evolved to finishing first female in the elementary school gym mile.

Much of her love of running has been shaped by her parents and community, “I grew up with parents who owned athletic footwear stores and founded philanthropic races to raise money for children with Autism, pediatric cancer, and those in need of wheelchairs. Thankfully, my parents understood how running can positively impact people's lives and create deep connections amongst communities. There is beauty in this sport, the lifestyle it promotes, and I hope to share it with you.” 

If you want to know what to expect from her training, Leah often says that many intentional days lead to great ones, and the first way to get faster is to be consistent. But no matter her stage of life or training, Leah matches her experience with levity, humor, and a playful spirit. So the key is to show up and if you do, you may just catch yourself having fun. 

To everyone committing to the Sedona start line, welcome aboard!


Ready to train? Let's get started! 

Coming October 17th, 2022.

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