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rc_successstory_bigelowWes Bigelow may be a relatively new runner, but he’s already learned one of the most important rules about running.

“Push yourself, but don't forget to enjoy yourself too,” he said. “If you never have any fun you probably won’t stick with it.”

Luckily, he’s having a great time. Bigelow has already logged more than 800 miles while training for his third marathon, and recently got a half-marathon PR of 2:03.

“I'm feeling great and looking forward to a little taper time,” he says. “Runcoach has been a great training plan that pushed me harder than I would have thought I could go on my own.”

Name: Wes Bigelow

Favorite sport: running

Major milestone: training for marathon number 3!

What’s the secret to your success? There is no secret. I’m a firm believer that if I can run a marathon, anybody can.  It’s just a matter of commitment and desire. And maybe being a little crazy.

What is the biggest obstacle to reaching your goals and how do you get over it? The biggest obstacle to marathon training is putting in the miles. There are many days where the weather is bad or your legs are sore or you just plain don't feel like running. The only way to get over it is just lace up the shoes and go. No matter how miserable the run is, you never regret it when you finish.

What is the most rewarding part of training? Seeing your hard work pay off when you reach new milestones and set new personal records.

What advice would you give to others? There is always somebody faster and somebody slower. Run your own pace and do it for yourself, nobody else matters.

What advice would have for other runners? If you are training for a longer race like a half or full marathon, a good training program is invaluable. It keeps you on track and makes you accountable for your training. Push yourself, but don't forget to enjoy yourself too. If you never have any fun you probably won’t stick with it. Don’t be afraid to take a short break.  Runcoach has worked great for me so far. I try to follow as close as I can but it doesn't feel like I'm getting penalized if a week doesn't go as well as planned.

UPDATE: After his story was published, Wes ran a 17-minute PR at the 2017 Grandma's Marathon— that's 37 minutes faster than last year. Congrats Wes! You rock!

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Favorite fitness activity: Running

What’s the biggest obstacle to moving more, and how do you get over it? The biggest obstacle is my mind!  I now am able to recognize the feelings and thoughts that hold me back and it has become easier to overcome those because I am aware what they are or where they are coming from.

What’s the most rewarding part of moving more? The confidence I get once I complete the challenge. I feel like anything is possible!

What advice do you have for other members of the LinkedIn Challenge to Move 1 Million Miles? Recognize how to overcome the mental triggers. For example, in my case, I know that no matter how lazy I feel, the moment i put my shoes on, the mind automatically gets ready to run .

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Please have your Fitbit login information ready and follow these steps:

Make sure that you have the most recent version of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for iOS or Android.

  • On your mobile device:

    1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
    2. Select "More."
    3. Select "Sync A Service."
    4. Tap "Sync with Fitbit."

    From the web, on a computer:

    1. Login.
    2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
    3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
    4. Select "Fitbit" as the service option.

After your initial sync with Fitbit, your data will be imported immediately. Subsequent syncs occur once per hour throughout the day. At that time all the data since your most-recent sync will be uploaded to your Movecoach or Runcoach log.



Please have your Strava login information ready.

Please make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "More."
3. Select "Sync A Service."
4. Tap "Sync with Strava."

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Strava" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Strava website. Log in and follow the instructions.

After your initial sync with Strava, your data will be imported immediately. Subsequent syncs occur as soon as you upload your workouts. At that time all the data since your most-recent sync will be uploaded to your Movecoach or Runcoach log.



Please have your Runkeeper login information ready.

Please make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

On your mobile device:

  • 1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
    2. Select "More."
    3. Select "Sync A Service."
    4. Tap "Sync with Runkeeper."

    From the web, on a computer:

    1. Login.
    2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
    3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
    4. Select "Runkeeper" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Runkeeper website, log in and follow the instructions.

After your initial sync with Runkeeper, your data will be imported immediately to your Runcoach or Movecoach log. Subsequent syncs are manual. All data since your most-recent sync will be added to your log.



Our system syncs with all Garmin devices, including those with GPS (through Garmin Connect), and those Vivo Smart devices (through Garmin Wellness). You'll find directions below for both devices.

Garmin Devices with no activity trackers (Garmin Connect)
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "More."
3. Select "Sync A Service."
4. Tap "Sync with Garmin Connect."

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Garmin Connect" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Garmin Connect website.  Log in and follow the instructions.

Initially, it takes 72 Hours for data from Garmin Connect to be uploaded to your Movecoach or Runcoach log. This wait is part of Garmin’s process. After the initial sync, Garmin will automatically import data into your log every time you sync your Garmin device with Garmin Connect.    

*Remember: Your workouts are uploaded from the server of each syncing service, not the device that you wear. In order to upload your activity to your Movecoach or Runcoach training log, you must regularly sync your device to Garmin's web platform.    

For Garmin Devices with Activity Trackers (The Vivo Series via Garmin Wellness)
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

Have your Garmin Wellness login information ready.

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "More."
3. Select "Sync A Service."
4. Tap "Sync with Garmin Wellness."

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Garmin Wellness" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Garmin Wellness website.  Log in and follow the instructions. Initially, it will take 72 hours for your Garmin Wellness data to be imported to your log. (This is part of Garmin’s process). After that, Garmin will automatically import step data and GPS data into your log.




Please have your Healthkit login information ready.

Please make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach app for iOS (iPhone).

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (in the bottom left corner).
2. Tap More.
Tap Sync A Service.
Tap Sync with Apple HealthKit.

From the web:

1. Login.
2. Select Training from the top of the screen.
3. At the next screen, select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

After selecting HealthKit, you will be prompted to allow permissions to certain data, you must select “All Categories On.”

Your initial sync with HealthKit will pull data all historical HealthKit data recorded. After the initial sync, HealthKit data is synced to your Runcoach or Movecoach log once per hour or any time the App is opened and used.

*Important: Your workouts are uploaded from the server of each syncing service, not the wearable device. In order to upload your activity to your Movecoach or Runcoach training log, you must regularly sync your device to your service. So you must regularly sync your device to the web platform.*




Our system syncs with a variety of popular activity-tracking devices. That includes: Fitbit, Garmin, Apple HealthKit, Strava, Runkeeper,  and Jawbone. When you sync your device, any activity that's tracked will automatically be uploaded to your Movecoach or Runcoach log.

Below, you'll find information on how to sync your device. If you have questions, contact us.

H
ow to Sync Fitbit
How to Sync Garmin
How to Sync Apple HealthKit
How to Sync Strava
How to Sync Runkeeper
How to Sync Google Fit

Resyncing Your Device



While training with us, you'll have a variety of workouts to help you build all-around fitness. Each workout plays a unique role in building your all-around fitness, and helping you reach your goals.  It's important to stick to the pace and distance assigned for each workout. On your Schedule & History page, under the "Pace Chart" you'll see the suggested paces for each workout.  Below, you'll find more guidance on how to guage your effort for each run.

MAINTENANCE: Run at a conversational pace, or 65 - 85% of max heart rate. If you’re huffing and puffing, you’re going too fast.   These workouts are designed to build your aerobic fitness, without stressing your bones, muscles, and joints. Don’t take your easy runs too fast; save your energy for quality workouts like speed sessions and long runs.

REST: Let your body recover from training stresses, get stronger, and bounce back quickly for your next workout.  You may do a low-impact activity: walk, swim, bike, or ride the elliptical. Just take it easy.

LONG RUNS: Long runs are meant to build endurance, and get you comfortable spending hours at a time on your feet. Focus on finishing the distance at your target pace feeling strong. Practice fueling strategies and gear logistics to figure out what will work on race day.

THRESHOLD: This workout, also called a “tempo run,” should feel comfortably hard, but it’s not an all-out sprint.  You should be able to say 2 to 3 words while running.  Threshold workouts should be done at 85-92% of your maximum heart rate. Threshold workouts will help you develop the ability to hold a faster pace for a longer distance, and they’ll train your legs and your lungs to be more efficient.

SPEED SESSIONS: During speed sessions you’ll alternate between short, fast-bouts of running (typically 800 or 1500-meter repeats) and periods of recovery with walking or easy running. These workouts build cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, stride efficiency, and they get your fast-twitch muscle fibers firing. Those benefits will help you no matter what kind of goal is. Try to complete the assigned workout feeling strong.

To learn more about the purposes of each workout, click here.  Have questions? Contact Us.



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