Individualized Training Plans through the Lydiard Foundation Now Available to KAR members at a Discount!


Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is pleased to introduce a NEW partnership with the Lydiard™ Foundation.   Through this unique partnership, members of KAR receive 20% off personalized Lydiard™ training programs available through the Running Wizard™ online training tool.

About the Lydiard Foundation Training Programs

The Lydiard™ Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the work of Master Coach Arthur Lydiard.   Lydiard™ training programs are for runners of all ages and abilities in achieving their health, fitness and performance potential.  The Lydiard™ Foundation provides access to and education about the proven Lydiard™ training method and fosters growth of running in local communities around the world with a focus on the USA and Japan.

The Lydiard™ method is the gold standard of endurance training as proven successful for 72 years and internationally recognized since 1958 at the highest level of Olympic competition from the 800 meters to the marathon.  It has been embraced by other endurance sports such as Triathlon, Cycling and Swimming.

Personalized Lydiard™ training programs for runners of all abilities are delivered via the unique and easy to use Running Wizard™ online training tool.

Lydiard occupies a unique competitive position providing the most personalized programs delivering high value for the money.  Competitors are move generalized in nature at lower cost; McMillan is higher cost, however well-personalized.  None offer the easy to use online tools like Running Wizard™ or the depth of Olympic medalists as endorsers.

Available Plans

The Lydiard™ Foundation offers members of Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) a 20% discount on all training plans available through Running Wizard™.   These training plans include:

  • Premium Performance Plans (Regular Pricing $59 – $99.95) – These plans are for seasoned runners seeking peak performances. Distances available are 1500 meters, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon.
  • Base-to-Race Marathon and Half-Marathon (Regular Pricing $99.95) – These plans are for those with limited fitness who just want to go the distance.
  • Up and Running and Up and Racing (Regular Pricing $29.95 – $39.95) – Up and Running is designed to get a runner to an hour of running safely and effectively. Up and Racing is designed to get a runner up to an hour’s running and provides basic preparation for race distances of 5k to 10-mile.


In order to sign up for a personalized Lydiard™ training program and apply your discount, visit and use the coupon code sent to the KAR membership distribution upon check out.

During the registration process, Running Wizard™ will ask you a series of questions which will be used in an algorithm to generate your personalized training plan.

If you have any questions regarding the Lydiard™ Foundation training programs or Running Wizard™, contact Nobuya “Nobby” Hashizume at