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Train for a 5K with Garmin Coach – free adaptive training plans from Garmin®

Coach: Jeff Galloway

Schaffhausen, Switzerland/July 10, 2018 – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced Garmin Coach, free training plans to help beginner to intermediate runners reach their 5K goal while adapting to suit their performance. Through Garmin Connect™, users can choose from three race goals before selecting one of three running coaches – Jeff Galloway, Greg McMillan and Amy Parkerson-Mitchell – to guide and motivate them. From there, step-by-step workouts can easily be synced to a compatible Garmin watch¹ and will adapt based on the user’s performance in the plan.

Garmin Coach training plans support entry-level runners hoping to complete their first 5K to intermediate runners looking to improve their pace, up to an 8-minute mile. The process to get started is simple:

   1. Choose from one of three goals – run a 5K, run/walk a 5K, or run a 5K with a pace goal.
   2. Add details including fitness level, workout days and desired completion date.
   3. Choose from one of three coaches to guide the experience:
          - Jeff Galloway, Olympian and best-selling author
          - Greg McMillan, physiologist and online running coach
          - Amy Parkerson-Mitchell, physical therapist and running expert

Once a plan is created, runners can view videos and running tips from the coaches, as well as in-depth articles about nutrition, running form and more in Garmin Connect. Garmin Coach is available to vívoactive 3, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 645 Music and Forerunner 935 customers with support coming to additional devices – including the fēnix® 5 series – soon.

Garmin Connect is a free online fitness community that allows users to analyze training progress, set and track goals, and share activities with other Garmin Connect users or on social media sites². Relive a run, evaluate heart rate, compete on segments and join online challenges for extra motivation to reach fitness goals.

¹Compatible with vívoactive® 3, Forerunner® 645, Forerunner 645 Music and Forerunner 935
²Available Garmin Connect features depend on model of device used


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