Welcome to Running Buddy
The Physio Led App Simplifying Strength Training for Runners
My name is Patrick Carroll and I have developed Running Buddy to ensure every runner has access to high quality strength and conditioning advice and programming. I believe that most runners know they should be strength training to complement their running but in many cases they are unsure what to do. Running Buddy aims to solve this problem.
My formal education includes a BSc in Sport & Exercise Sciences and an MSc in Physiotherapy. I have worked with people for over a decade to help improve their health and for the last eight years I have worked primarily as a chartered musculoskeletal physiotherapist while also providing individualised strength and conditioning plans for runners. A strong scientific background and practical experience of working with injured and healthy runners allows me to create resources that optimise runners’ health and performance.
Starting Line is the first programme available and it provides two structured strength sessions per week that can be done from home without equipment. The programme consists of three levels and each level will take 4-6 weeks to complete. The purpose of this programme is to introduce fundamental movements that allow a lifetime of strength training while also ensuring initial strength gains are made. This programme is perfect for people with limited strength training experience while people with more strength training experience can still reap benefits from this programme but they may need to use some equipment. This is detailed in the programme user guide available upon sign up.
Clearly laid out training programmes are the centre piece of Running Buddy.
Programmes contain workouts that are progressive and highly relevant to running.
Instructional videos accompany each exercise in every workout.
This ensures you learn the appropriate technique and are confident in executing each movement.
Recording your training is essential to ensure progression over time.
Running Buddy allows you to easily track progress within the app.
Integrate with well known platforms
Running Buddy allows you sync your activities across well known platforms such as Garmin, Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Apple Health & Apple Watch.
See What Our App Users Have to Say
"I have been using the Running Buddy App for 2 months and there is a notable difference in how I feel during and after my runs.
Adding in specific strength work has allowed me to see a clear improvement in my overall fitness, a reduction in muscle soreness post run and has also aided a faster recovery time between each run.
One of the main advantages to the app is that the sessions can be done anywhere which means you can remain consistent with your training. It is very user friendly, and due to each session being max 30 minutes, it means your training can become very efficient while remaining effective.
The Starting Line programme has many levels to it, so keeping the workouts engaging and challenging, was never an issue.
For those who are looking to improve their running and increase their wellbeing, then the Running Buddy App is an excellent endorsement to doing so."
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
After following the link to subscribe you will be brought through the set up process. You will need to enter some details and then you will be prompted to download the Trainerize app. This hosts the Running Buddy programmes.
Are there running plans included?
For now, Running Buddy focuses on helping with the non running elements of your training. There is advice within the app about how to integrate the programmes with your current running plan.
How do I get help with the app?
There is a chat function within the Running Buddy app. Any queries will be answered here. Within the app there will be a detailed document to support using the app as effectively as possible.
What subscription options are there?
There are two options to choose from, monthly and annual options. Both provide unlimited access to all programmes. The annual subscription works out 20% cheaper than a monthly subscription. You can cancel the monthly subscription at any time. The annual option provides access for a full calendar year, this cannot be refunded. You can trial the programme for one month at a 50% discount using the code "TRIAL50" at checkout.