Base Training Has NEVER Been Simpler!

What You Get

A simple and very effective base training plan to get you in fantastic condition to train for any endurance running race (great for marathon or shorter races). Delivered straight to your mobile phone. Get in tip-top shape to crush your race training and smash that new PB. 

Specifically designed in four key phases to compliment the bodies natural adaptation to exercise loads. So you get the most out of the training you do.

To be truly effective base training needs to be more than just easy running. That's why my base training system is designed to work on all aspects of your fitness and running efficiency to put you way ahead of the curve (and your competition) when you start training for your big race.

8 Week Training Plan

Efficient, varied, simple. Based around 3 core runs + optional additional training - depending on which option you select. All delivered to your mobile phone. 

Video explainers

All the different types of run are explained in short clear videos. So you'll never be left wondering whether you are doing the right thing.


Get reminders for each core run and other aspects of your training plan. These are optional and can be switched off if you prefer.

Cross Training + S&C

Includes optional cross training and simple bodyweight home workouts for strength & conditioning.

Get instant access to the Base Training Plan now!

Make the purchase, download the App and get started with your professionally written training plan.

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What my customers are saying:

I would without hesitation recommend to anyone to get a training plan from Running Directions.

Coach D wrote me the most brilliant tailored training plan. It was very simple and easy to follow. Each run was given a pace range to try to achieve which really helped. The variety of runs each week and the inclusion of cross training was fantastic.

HANNAH REES  //  1st time marathoner

My training plan was set up to perfectly help me achieve my target time for the half marathon. Which I achieved with some time to spare as well  :  )

The plan was varied and it was clearly explained how I could use the plan and change it to match my life.... as things always crop up. Otherwise, it would have been too easy to miss out the wrong sessions or not complete the training required to achieve my goals or rely on myself to try and tweak, badly, a free plan and set myself to fail.

Darren Lambert  //  Half marathon runner

3 Options Available



This plan is for runners that can run for at least 30 minutes without stopping and usually run 2 to 3 times a week. They will have been running regularly for a year or more. They may be aiming at their first race (maybe a marathon) or have completed one or two other races before.



This plan is for runners that are comfortable running about 50 minutes without stopping and usually run at least three times a week. They will have been running regularly for 3 or more years. They will have completed several races before and may may also be looking to train for a new PB.



This plan is for runners that have been running for 5+ years. Regularly run 30+ miles per week and can run for at least an hour without stopping. They will have completed many races of all distances, probably including a marathon or two (or several). They most likely will be aiming for a new PB race time.

This base training plan is not necessarily best suited to absolutely everyone.

This is NOT for you if:

  • You're a highly accomplished competitive runner used to training 6 days a week and logging >60 miles/week on a regular basis. If that's you, my individual 1-2-1 coaching or a tailored training plan would be a much better option.
  • You haven't run at all before and are just looking to get started. If that's you then my complete beginner program "Activ8" is what you need.

Dave Sollis  //  Aka Coach D

UK Athletics licensed Running Coach he specialises in coaching runners for Endurance events. As well as having a proven track record coaching runners of all abilities, he also has a wealth of personal experience built over more than three decades of regular recreational running and racing.


He's completed many marathons and has learned many valuable lessons over the years from making mistakes and getting things 'wrong' - both in training and during races. 

He's also recently knocked almost 7 minutes off his Marathon PB - at the age of 52!

Coach D

Here's what Runners have said about working with Coach D

Hi Dave, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you

for all your advice these last few months, without it I would never have survived Brighton yesterday and now have faith that I will cross the London marathon finish line. Thank You!

ELIZABETH AYRES  //  Charity team marathon runner

Thanks for your advice Dave.

I wouldn't have done my first marathon in 3:14:46 without you and all your videos. I know I thanked you earlier this afternoon, but I just want to say thanks again and again...

MICHAEL WILDBORE  //  Charity team marathon runner

Thanks Coach D

Literally the day after our session I began running with a metronome as you showed me and beat my 10km pb on a normal training run without even really thinking about it!

Max Masters  //  Marathon Runner

The Best Time to Start Base Training is Now!

Make the purchase, download the App and get started with your professionally written base training plan.

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100% Money Back Guarantee

You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you're not happy with the training plan for any reason. Just send me an email within 7 days of your original purchase and I'll refund you the full purchase price. You don’t have to tell me why you want a refund, but I'd be grateful if you could, as it will help me to make valuable improvements.

I always strive for client satisfaction and long-term relationships. This money-back guarantee is one of the measures I take to ensure my clients receive excellent service. It's also an honest way to remove doubt and allow you to try one of my products risk-free. You have absolutely nothing to loose but will gain so much.

Coach D

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