A smarter way for runners to train

The Next Generation of Running Training Programs

Maximize your time and workouts to achieve your goals faster.

Stop settling for generic cookie-cutter training plans or paying thousands of dollars for a coach.

Bannister creates 100% personalized training programs that adapt and adjust on the fly based on your real training performance for a fraction of the cost of a coach.

So, it doesn’t matter if you get sick or take a day off; or, on the other hand, if your body is adapting better than expected to the training…

By reading the data from your sports watch, with our proprietary CSI (Cardiovascular Stress Indicator) algorithm and real-time adaptations, you will always have an optimized training program to take your performance to the next level.

How does Bannister creates a truly personalized, adaptative program?

With Your Age & Sex

min per mile to min per km

Your age and sex are super important to create a personalized training program. Especially to analyze the stress specific runs put into your body and the time it needs to recover.

For example: the stress a twenty-year-old female body experiences in a 60-minute long run is very different than the stress a fifty-year-old male body experiences.

With Your Cardiovascular Fitness

Bannister associates your cardiovascular fitness to set up your heart rate zones.

Runners usually use the outdated “220 minus your age” formula. But it doesn’t make sense that a 40-year old runner’s heart rate zones are the same as the ones of a 40-year old couch potato.

That’s why Bannister takes into consideration your resting heart rate to create your running zones. Scientific research supports this approach.

With the proper heart rate zones, you will feel strong in every run.

Assessing Your Running Fitness

An easy way to understand the importance of assessing your running fitness and incorporating it into your training program is to think about swimming and running.

Swimmers are fit athletes; runners are fit athletes. But get a runner in a pool, and they will be dying in 200 meters. Make a swimmer run, and they probably won’t last much.

That’s why it’s super important to assess your running fitness before starting any training program so that your training pace is aligned with your current running capacities.

Bannister assesses your running fitness with a simple 6-minute test.

With the results of this test, Bannister can create your speed sessions and estimate your race finishing times. You will be able to successfully complete your workouts and objectively measure your improvements over time.

Adapting and Adjusting Your Program in Real Time

It doesn’t matter if you get sick or take a day off; or, on the other hand, if your body is adapting better than expected to the training…

By reading the data from your sports watch, our proprietary CSI (Cardiovascular Stress Indicator) algorithm makes real-time adaptations to your program, so you always have an optimized training that takes your performance to the next level.

PLUS Strength Training

Every training program inside Bannister includes a strength training session designed specifically for runners.

No special equipment is required; you can do every session in your home, GYM, park, or wherever you want.

Strength training is your secret weapon to become a stronger, more efficient runner and reduce your chances of getting injured by 50%.

Your First Program in 3 Steps

1. Create your Account and Profile

2. Choose your Distance and Start Training

3. Bannister will adjust your program based on your real training

But don't just take our word for it

Every runner that has finished a Bannister training program achieved a New Personal Record

Sub 2-Hour Half Marathon on my First Try

In just my first training program with Bannister I was able to finally break the 2 hours in my Half Marathon. I felt confident going into the race, and a very important thing, without getting injured!

Stephanie O.

A Better Way of Running, not Just a Training Plan

Before training in the Bannister system my heart rate was always sky high. Now I can run for hours with a controlled heart rate and I ran a new personal record after my first training program.

Adrian B.

The perfect training program to crush your next goal

Integrates with every major sports watch

*HR Monitor is needed. Integrations through Strava

Ready to Start?

Register today and get unlimited personalized training programs for life! Achieve your goals faster and minimize your chances of getting injured.

Just $29/month

* 30-day money back guarantee.

"Bannister makes running even more fun! Great service/product you are offering....so glad I have found Bannister running coach."
Monika M.
Master Runner

Frequently Asked Questions

Access to create as many running training programs as you like. We have plans for 5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon and a build-up plan to keep running when you don’t have a specific race to train for.

Yes. Bannister needs your training data to be able to adjust and adapt your training plan. You need a watch with GPS and heart rate monitor. We are compatible with all the major brands of watches, like Garmin, Apple Watch, Polar, etc.

That’s the beauty of having a lifetime account. You can start a new training program, for any distance we support, at any moment.

Nope. Every training program inside Bannister includes one weekly session of strength training designed specifically for runners.

There is no specific equipment needed. You can do the workouts at home.

You will never be charged additional monthly or set-up fees.

We have a strong roadmap of new features in place and a dedicated team that works tirelessly to make Bannister better and better. We have many new features planned and your lifetime account gives you access to those new features, at no extra cost.

Our team is just one email away to help you plan your training and answer any question you have.