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Fitness 'In Training' program helps runners achieve goals

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RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Air Force fitness has a new program that may improve Airmen's running goals.

The "In Training" program, accessible from the Air Force Fitness Web site, www.usafsports.com, has guides for runners of all fitness levels.

New runners can use the program to learn how easy it is to start a training program. Visitors will have access to the Air Force running doctor, tips, training schedules and an easy-to-use tracking system on a dedicated tracking site. The tracking system acts as a virtual coach, logging distances and allowing runners to see how they compare to others in the program.

"In a partnership with several corporate sponsors, we are dedicated to growing runners in the Air Force community, military and civilians alike," said Margaret Treland, the Air Force fitness chief. "We know there are people who are interested in running but for one reason or another just haven't gotten started. This program will be a way for people to meet other runners in their area and track their progress on line."

The training regimen is designed to help a person train, regardless of their initial fitness level, for the U.S. Air Force Marathon scheduled to take place Sept. 20 in Dayton, Ohio. The tracking program is the first of its kind to be associated with a sanctioned marathon. However, runners can apply the same training tips and regimens to local runs or marathons.