To the Runner Who Wants to
RUN YOUR PERSONAL BEST
WITHOUT FEAR OF INJURY OR ENDLESS HOURS OF HARD TRAINING
Run Easier, Feel Incredible, Achieve Your Goals...
...and Actually ENJOY the Process!
There are 3 Essential Components Every Runner Needs if You Actually Expect to Get the Results You Want! Read on to see how you too Can Take the Hassle & Stress Out of Running & Train with Purpose and Clarity!!
With Results Like These:
"Longest run in a few months and it felt great!"
"I am already a minute faster at my average pace than I was when I started a month ago!"
"Just crushed my second-ever half distance and I wasn't even racing!"
No Wonder Our Clients Are RAVING About Our Unique and Customized Approach to Training!
Let’s face it: sometimes running is frustrating. Especially if you aren’t seeing the progress and results that you want.
And if you’re like most runners we work with, you got into this sport because you want to improve your health or get in better shape...
...not to feel confused, frustrated, unmotivated, or injured, with just one more thing you HAVE to do!
Well, the reality is this:
Whether you currently run (or want to run!)...
RUNNING HARD IS NOT THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
Think about it! Running is hard. Do you love doing hard things ALL of the time? NO! Of course not! Sure, it’s good to do hard things sometimes, but if we do hard things everyday, that’s a sure path towards burnout, in any area of our lives.
So then why would you ever assume you can just get better if all you do is run hard all of the time? We need to ENJOY what we do also, including our running! If you don’t enjoy it, do you think you’ll really stick with it?
So, if you’re doing this:
(Simply running harder all of the time, hoping to get better) then…
YOU’RE ON THE ROAD TO PLATEAU, BURNOUT, AND INJURY.
I mean... has it worked so far? If you’re like most who come to start working with us, it’s very likely a “no.”
But this is all ok! Because when you’re on the road to nowhere, sometimes it’s as simple as stopping and choosing a direction so that you can actually make progress!
And you will start to see that progress when you have a goal and a path all laid out for you with...
a smart and balanced training system!
The Right Training System Doesn’t Just Allow You to Achieve Your Goals, it also allows you to:
YOUR TRAINING SYSTEM IS YOUR ROADMAP TO SUCCESS!
When you look around at all the successful runners and healthy individuals you currently follow and look up to...
The truth is...they ALL have a method and a plan that progressively moves them from where they are to where they want to be, in a way that has them say:
And if you’re not saying that, then why are you even doing it in the first place?
THE #1 MISTAKE FRUSTRATED RUNNERS KEEP MAKING:
When runners aren’t seeing progress, they often overcompensate. They push harder and run more. They sacrifice sleep and deprive themselves of food to try to lose weight. If you're doing this, you risk finding yourself burnt out and injured.
And you already know that an injured body can NOT run (at least not well).
Or worse! Mistake #2...
When they don’t see the results they want, they lose motivation and might even quit. They think, “Maybe this running thing isn’t for me after all.” They might even sign up for a race, hoping that will give them the motivation they need to succeed.
BUT THAT DOESN’T ACTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
Running harder all of the time or using races to motivate you does not work! 2020 has shown us all that races can get canceled, and that there are tons of things that we can’t control.
The fact is...you can’t rely on things outside of your control or push harder everyday if you want long-lasting success.
You also can’t rely on copying what other people are doing and expect the same results. You are an individual and your running plan needs to take YOU into consideration!
So after helping hundreds of runners to achieve success, hit personal records they never imagined possible, and become happier and healthier individuals in their overall life as well, we’ve learned that it’s as clear and simple as this:
You Don’t Need Motivation…
You Need A Plan!
To progress and excel in your running, you NEED a training system that works for you. You DESERVE a well-thought-out plan and support to move you towards your goals.
How else do you expect to get to where you want to be if you don’t have a clear destination and an intelligent plan to get there (plus some support along the way)?
But when you keep “floating”, not really committed to your training, missing runs and workouts, pushing moderately hard on every run, you never really improve!
Or you get injured.
When you have an intelligent plan, your training is balanced. There are hard days, easy days, strength building days, and recovery days. Your body is actually given the chance to get stronger and IMPROVE!
BUT WE GET IT!
Thinking about everything that needs to go into a training plan can quickly get overwhelming, so you’re probably thinking…
You’re right. Being a runner doesn’t just happen. It takes time and effort.
That’s why we have already done the research, experimented and refined our program with hundreds of runners, and dialed it down to the most important things you need to know and do.
We plan it all out for you - so you don’t have to waste time figuring out WHAT to do and instead spend your time doing the things that are going to give you the results.
THIS is the shortcut!
This will actually SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME because you don’t have to figure it all out by yourself!
Would you ever build a house without a plan? Of course not! How would you know what to do each day without the finished picture (your goal) and the plan to get there? It's the same for your fitness and your running.
Also, how many things that are actually worthwhile come easily?
Don’t you feel more pride and accomplishment when you do things that aren’t as easy? Those are the things that show you how strong you are, how capable you are, what you are really made of. Isn’t that one of the reasons why we run in the first place?
The reality is...if you want to make progress, it doesn’t just happen by accident. Sure, it might at the beginning, but most runners hit a plateau and don't know how to keep improving. Here's the secret - You need a plan that you LOVE to follow, that’s FUN, and that is not going to leave you broken or injured.
That’s how you are going to improve as a runner.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM “NOT REALLY A RUNNER” OR “NOT GOOD ENOUGH” SYNDROME?
If you’re like most that have read this far, you’re starting to see the benefits of having a training system and smart training plan to help you achieve your goals...BUT you might be thinking to yourself,
“I don’t think I’m serious enough about running for that kind of program.”
We hear you on this. We’ve heard it from so many people in the past, so we want to know: what makes a person a runner or "serious enough"?
Is there a certain number of miles, races, or pace that will magically turn you into a runner?
Being a runner is a choice. It’s simply a decision that you make.
What results are you looking for? Faster times? Longer distances? Better health? Feeling good as you get older? Staying active?
Running can improve your life in so many ways. Yes, it makes you healthier physically.
Research shows that running can improve your longevity, cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and bone health, and decrease your risk of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoarthritis, age-related muscle loss, obesity, and other obesity-related diseases.
Not to mention the mental benefits of running…
It has been shown to improve mood and overall sense of well-being, decrease risk of depression and other mental health disease, improve satisfaction and fulfillment with life, decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimers, and improve cognitive function, focus, and productivity. It can also improve your self-esteem and personal sense of power.
Have you ever gone out on a run and done something you didn’t know was possible?
Have you ever overcome a challenge that made you feel really good about yourself?
Then you know what we’re talking about!
Running can make you feel SO good!
Are you not serious enough about that?
Are you running enough to get all of those physical and mental benefits?
Let’s face it. If you’re hurt all the time, unmotivated, or running just doesn’t feel good, you’re not going to get all the amazing benefits of running!
Running is good for you, but in order to reap the rewards, you have to do it! And you should enjoy the process too! Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to do it if you actually enjoyed it AND you saw the results you want? Of course, it would!
Here’s the inside secret for you…
RESULTS DON’T JUST HAPPEN…
THEY ARE PLANNED AND ACCOMPLISHED
...WHEN YOU HAVE A TRAINING SYSTEM
THAT TAKES YOUR LIFE AND YOUR GOALS INTO CONSIDERATION!
YOU are the most important part of this equation! And so many training plans out there don’t take you into consideration. They just give you a generic plan that “should work for everyone”.
What are you trying to accomplish?
Do you want to win a race or run a PR or are you trying to get healthier and be more active?
Both of those are GREAT goals, but they require different types of training!
Should a 25-year-old guy with no family and a part-time job really train the same way as a 40-year-old woman with 3 kids, a full-time job, bills, and responsibilities and demands on her time more than she can count? Of course not! So that begs the question...
HOW DO I CREATE A TRAINING PLAN THAT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
KNOW. YOUR. GOAL.
THEN ADOPT A SYSTEM THAT
TRAINS YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SKILLS FOR SUCCESS.
There is also a specific FORMULA for each training plan, like which workouts to include and how many days per week you should train. PLUS... each workout must be created the right way and fit together into a comprehensive masterpiece!
So, what if you had a training plan with a set of step-by-step instructions for each of those workouts?
Imagine if you could follow these steps with paint-by-numbers precision and simplicity... EVEN if you’ve never followed a training plan before in your life!
No more overwhelm!
No more wondering if it will work!
No more wasting time or energy!
Imagine for just a moment…
...that you had a complete training system tailored to you and your life...
...with coaches and other teammates to support you along the way...
...You would be able to accomplish more than you ever have before!
And you already know that running is something you can do for the rest of your life, as long as you do it in a sustainable way that will help you to make progress without burning you out and causing frustration and overwhelm.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
Well, you don’t have to “imagine” any longer. Because... it’s here.
THE PROVEN SYSTEM FOR ACHIEVING YOUR RUNNING GOALS...
OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
We Show You How to Train Your Mind, Body, and Running Skills for True and Lasting Success
Your Membership Includes:
The Real Life Runners Training Academy
Our signature training system to help you train your mind, body, and running skills, consisting of 7 Pillars that every runner needs, presented in audio and video lessons for you to learn and understand everything you need to master your running.
We cover Mindset, Motivation, Effort-Based Training, Pacing, Speed Work, Strength Training, Mobility, Running Form, Breathing, Recovery, Nutrition, Training Plans, Goal Setting, and more.
Smart and Balanced Training Plans
including race training plans, base building plans, return from injury plans, and more. It's all built in - your running days, strength & mobility exercises, and rest days to keep you running strong and injury-free.
You can also upgrade to a customized plan or 1:1 coaching, which provides access to the plan via our coaching app, along with daily reminder emails for your workout of the day, helping you to stay on track and accountable. The app allows you to shift workouts around to fit your schedule, and it also connects to popular run trackers, including Garmin, Map My Run, and more.
The Real Life Runners Strength Academy
including videos of strength and core circuits for runners, planned out so all you have to do is press play. There is also a massive library of exercise videos so that you can be sure that you are performing exercises correctly to target your weak areas and minimize the chance of injury. These strength circuits are also built into every plan, so you never have to wonder what to do everyday.
The Runner's Body
Your guide and masterclass series to understanding running injuries, designed by Dr. Angie Brown, PT, DPT, on how to evaluate, assess, and treat them, so that you can develop the strong runner's body you've always wanted.
Live coaching calls
for members only, where we go deeper into the things truly holding you back, check in with you to see how you are doing and answer any questions you may have. Oh, and did we mention that one of your coaches is a doctor of physical therapy? Dr. Angie Brown, PT, DPT can help you target those little aches and pains and know how to treat them quickly before they become something worse.
Exclusive team membership
Join other smart & savvy Real Life Runners who are sharing their running journeys and supporting each other in the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Team Perks and Discounts
on gear and races, monthly topics to dive deeper, fun monthly challenges, and more!
It's time to GET RESULTS and transform into the runner that you are meant to be, just like some of our team members:
"Throughout the past year with their coaching, I have grown as a runner in ways I never saw possible!"
"My relationship with running has changed throughout this process from something I felt I needed to do to something I look forward to and privileged that I am able to do. I could not have done successfully this without the guidance and support of Kevin and Angie. Their ability to challenge me through workouts that are fun and varied has kept running exciting from week to week. I look forward to seeing the runs each week and feel like I am always working in the sweet spot of challenging without injury risk/fear."
"I got a new PB!"
"I am part of my local run club and they have 5k run trials. My 5k time was 45:53 back in July 2020.
Today's 5k run was great, and I got a new PB, 34:25! Is it really possible to improve that much in a few short months?
..Before I thought it was an impossible goal but now I feel it's an achievable goal! Thank you, coaches, and team members for all your support and guidance. I am so grateful to be here. RLRTT members - you rock...I am such a strong runner!"
"Longest run in a few months and it felt great!"
"Longest run in a few months and it felt great! Coming back from an injury is tough, but I'm glad I'm heading in the right direction. Thank you Angie Brown for the great plan y'all set up for me!"
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
1. Sign up for the team.
The RLR Training Team is an online membership and training program designed specifically for runners who want to improve their running, run their personal best, and do it all without fear of injury.
2. Choose a Plan
You can choose a plan from our library based on your current ability and goal, or upgrade to a customized plan. We have plans for beginners, intermediate, advanced, and everyone in between.
It's All Built-In
The EASY DAYS, HARD DAYS, STRENGTH TRAINING, REST DAYS, and MORE!
No guessing. No wondering. No need to make it up as you go. It's all laid out for you in the palm of your hand.
3. Run Faster, Run Longer, and Achieve YOUR Goals!
Break through barriers. Achieve your goals. Be part of a team and connect with other runners. Have coaches to guide and support you. Get rid of frustration. Become a healthier and happier YOU!
This all sounds great, but I just don’t think I’m ready for this yet…
Ok, so when do you think you’ll be ready?
When you have more time?
When you are more committed?
Or is it going to take a drastic health scare to spur you into action?
The truth is, we’re never ready. There’s no such thing as ready. Were you ready to get married? Have a baby? Choose your career?
We’re never truly ready. There are ALWAYS more things we can do or more ways that we can “prepare” ourselves.
It’s not about being ready. It’s about making a choice.
You are worth it. Your health is worth it. Your family is worth it. Your happiness is worth it.
Stop sitting on the sidelines or watching others get results and wishing you could do the same. YOU CAN! Train the right way, show up, be consistent, and you will get results!
"I am already a minute faster at my average pace than I was when I started a month ago!"
"Having a group who understands the runner side of me has meant the world to me! I have not only gained confidence as a runner but also as a person! I know I can push myself and I can accomplish hard things. It is so exciting to see the progress, but also to have Angie and Kevin be so accessible. They have been right there with me the whole way."
"This is worth so much more than what you pay..."
Once inside the Training Team, our runners RAVE about the amazing value that they are getting for such an affordable price. They can't believe all of the amazing resources available and the personal interaction they receive.
CUSTOMIZED training plans
LIVE coaching calls
a TEAM to support you
COACHES to guide you
"You're not just a number. The coaches and teammates actually care about each other."
"The coaching calls alone are worth the entire price of the membership!"
Let's be real...
You could pay THOUSANDS to become a better runner:
Personal running coach: $200+/month
Gym membership: $50-150+/month
Personal trainer 2x per week: $800/month
Physical therapist 2-3x per week: $1000/month
Nutrition/Health Coach: $100+/month
(not to mention rehabbing a running injury if you get hurt doing it the wrong way!)
But now you don't have to pay thousands! For less than the price of coffee everyday, you can have everything you need at your fingertips!
RLR Training Academy
Audio and Video Lessons on:
- Mindset and Motivation
- Effort Levels and Pacing
- Strength and Mobility
- Running Form and Breathing
- Nutrition and Recovery
- Goals and Plans
RLR Strength Academy
Video Library including:
- RLR Strength Circuits for Runners
- RLR Core Circuits for Runners
- Injury Prevention and Pre-hab
- Strength Exercise Library
- Healthy Recipes to Fuel as a Runner
RLR Training Plans
Your Smart Plan includes:
- All Running and Strength Workouts
- Marathon Plans
- Half Marathon Plans
- 10K & 5K Plans
- Base-Building and Between Races
It's ALL included for one low monthly investment!
You don't need to pick and choose. We want to give you ALL of the tools that you need to achieve your running goals and become the runner you want to be...for less than $10 per week!!
GET STARTED TODAY FOR JUST $39!
HERE’S WHY WE DO THIS WORK
We created the Real Life Runners Training Team when we realized that so many people that run were struggling with lack of time, not knowing what to do, decreased motivation, recurrent running injuries, and lack of belief in themselves.
They would try to look for answers online, download generic plans, listen to podcasts, or ask for feedback in online running groups, but they weren’t really getting the help they needed.
They would compare themselves to others, try to do what they were doing, and then end up frustrated, burnt out, or injured.
They needed a more customized approach, support, coaching, and accountability to get them to where they wanted to be.
We’ve experienced it, studied this problem for over 10 years, and have found the solution.
As a result, we've been able to transform our running, our lives, and the lives of others!
"I hit my 2020 running goal today!
I remember Angie and Kevin Brown asking us at the beginning of the year our goal and I was scared to admit mine because it seemed so unrealistic... and then, I DID IT! When they talk about "running your life" it is really true! Running shows you what you're capable of and trickles into other areas of life! Rising to the occasion of this goal has created an up-leveling in so many areas of my life. Just keep running and you'll achieve everything you desire! Now for the next goal in running and in life."
"Had my first multi-system run today of my 5k training plan and it was a huge difference than that of just a couple of days ago.
Despite my hamstrings being sore as a result of my yoga session the evening before, I actually felt my glutes activating and working. My form and breathing were better synced and more fluid, and I felt overall more relaxed and present. The modifications made to my plan have made a definite improvement in my anxiety and enjoyment level. Thank you Kevin and Angie Brown for making those adjustments."
"I have PR'ed every distance I've run this year, and I owe that to you, Angie and Kevin.
Thank you for providing the structure I need to improve. I am sure my PR would have been more than a minute if it hadn't been so hot and hilly - elevation gain of 847 ft."
THE TWO-PART GUARANTEE
That Lets You Sleep Easily At Night!
The fact that you’re reading this section means you already know that following a plan and joining the team will help improve your running, but perhaps you still have a bit of doubt. Hesitation. Risk. We get it. Like…
"This sounds too good to be true! How am I supposed to know this is really what I need?”
Well… that’s simple. Try it.
Test-Drive The Program for 30 Days
When you enroll, you’ll have 30 days to go through EVERYTHING inside the program, and if for whatever reason… and I mean ANY reason… if you don’t feel like this was the best investment you’ve made for your running and your health, simply email Ara at [email protected] and we’ll gladly refund your entire investment. Heck! That means that you would get an entire month of training for free plus access to ALL of our training resources and coaching calls, and could totally rip us off here! True, but we know that once you start to see results, you will understand just how valuable this is and want to continue.
We never want to lock you into anything that’s not benefiting you, so you are free to cancel at any time. If you cancel after the initial 30 days, you will have access to your plan and all program material through the end of the month that you paid for and will not be rebilled. Keep in mind that results sometimes take time, so we would recommend committing to at least 3 months for the best results.
Membership options will be available at checkout
"I did it! Today I did my 10-mile run and feel brilliant...
Today my body knows it has done a long run but because I trained for it as per my plan I feel so much better. Thank you to my two fab coaches who gave me the confidence to do this and still feel alive."
"I didn't have any knee pain after the entire run!
I was able to go 4 miles! I'm excited because I was able to run each mile interval without stopping. I just started the program and I'm so happy to say that beforehand, just a week ago, I wasn't able to run a mile without stopping. Thank you Angie Brown for all the support and helping me find the program that works for me."
MEET YOUR COACHES
Hi! We are Kevin and Angie Brown, and we are the creators of the Real Life Runners Training Academy and Team.
We thought we had it all figured out until it all came crashing down, which led us to truly dig deep, research, and figure out the keys behind true and lasting success.
We came from very different running backgrounds. Kevin always accepted himself as a runner, winning accolades in high school and running for a Division I university team in college, but he operated from the do more, work harder, push harder mentality, which lead him down a path of injury and burn out.
After college, he started coaching himself with the same mentality, leading to more success, including multiple top 3 finishes in 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, and even a first place finish in his 3rd marathon ever, until a random series of seizures in 2017 stopped him in his tracks. Apparently, this was not the best way to train, and we needed to figure out a better way.
Angie ran, but never considered herself a runner, so she would allow herself to make excuses, find reasons not to run, and not really push herself to get better. When she hurt her back and couldn’t pick up her kids, sit on the floor to play with them, and saw how her health was affecting her ability to show up as the mother and person that she wanted to be in this world, she knew something had to change.
With a doctorate degree in physical therapy, she knew how to rehab her back, but it went deeper than that. She needed to reorganize her life and prioritize all of the things that she had been neglecting.
We read, researched, experimented, earned more certifications, and then created a system and a framework to incorporate running into our real lives in the best way possible AND help others to get the same benefits.
We transformed into Real Life Runners, and everything changed.
We've seen the amazing results that we have gotten for ourselves and our clients, and have seen the positive impact that it has had in our lives outside of running as well. We now coach athletes around the world to do the same, to truly take on this identity, optimize their training with our proven framework, and see the amazing impact that it can have on their running and their entire life.
We believe that there is greatness in all of us, and running is a pathway for us to find it. Running helps us to challenge ourselves, teaches us lessons about perseverance, working hard, and succeeding.
It proves to us that we can do hard things, that we are strong, that we are capable of so much more.