The Ohio State 4 Miler Training Plans

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The Ohio State 4 Miler
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the The Ohio State 4 Miler course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific The Ohio State 4 Miler goals.

  • Expert Training Plans

    expert plans

    Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.

  • Runner Specific Training Plans

    Runner Specific

    We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.

  • Race Specific Training Plans

    race Specific

    Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.

  • Affordable Training Plans


    Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.


Every year, runners gather in Columbus, Ohio, in mid-October to run through the beautiful Ohio State University campus during the Ohio State 4 Miler road race. No matter if it's your very first 4-mile race or you've run many of them, it's critical to train thoughtfully in order to avoid burnout and injury. At Custom Training Plans, we create training programs for the Ohio State 4 Miler for runners at every level. Every one of our Ohio State 4 Miler training plans takes your goals and experience level into consideration to help you get ready to run your best race.

The Ohio State 4 Miler Training Plans

The Ohio State 4 Miler is the largest four-mile event in the United States with a sold-out field of 15,000 runners and walkers. The race is run on paved streets through the OSU campus, starting near Ohio Stadium and traveling in a clockwise direction through the campus’s streets. Along the course, runners will experience flat terrain with minor elevation changes. A CTP Ohio State 4 Miler training plan can help more experienced racers use the fast course to reach for a new PR or help a newer runner run all 4 miles without walking. Our Ohio State 4 Miler training schedule prepares you for the demands of each mile so you can line up at the start with confidence.

When you choose to prepare for the Ohio State 4 Miler with Custom Training Plans, you get a customized training program that includes cross-training workouts adjusted to the intensity that’s right for you. Plus, our personalized running workouts keep your sessions fresh with intervals, sprints, and hill work intended to help you increase cardiovascular strength and avoid injury. When you’re ready to get started with a customized training plan, get your own CTP Ohio State 4 Miler training plan today.

Here’s what you’ll receive in your plan package:

  • Daily Plans


  • Pace Chart

    Pace chart

  • Lift Workouts

    Lift workouts

  • Coaching Letter

    Letter from your coach

  • Mobility Workouts

    Mobility workouts

  • RPE Chart

    RPE chart

  • Running Podcast


  • Motivational Emails

    Weekly motivation email

How Training Plans Work

How it works

  1. Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
  2. Your custom The Ohio State 4 Miler plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom The Ohio State 4 Miler lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the The Ohio State 4 Miler with confidence.

Our method

  1. Certified Coaches

    With the expertise of USATF certified coaches and physical therapists, we built an advanced model to weigh the effects of runner-specific variables on training outcomes.

  2. Custom Race Profile

    We analyzed unique characteristics of hundreds of races across the country to build a “race profile” into our model that accounts for elevation gain, altitude, time of year, and more.

  3. Training Plan Model

    Our model generates a unique training plan for you and your race, and all plans are reviewed by a coach and hand-tweaked before they make their way to you.