As a runner, do you struggle with making the time to get in your strength training? What about cross-training? As someone who has been there and knows that after or before a long run, the last thing I want to do is pick up a weight. I was looking for a solution that would fit in my schedule and get me the results I wanted. This is where Beachbody On Demand has been my savior.
Cross Training for Runners
Not only does it provide me with variety to change up my cross-training but it targets key muscles that runners need to develop. What is even better is that there is something for every kind of runner. If you are looking for a low-impact workout, the 21-Day Fix can be done with or without modifications. If you are looking for a high intensity, weight workout, P90x or Insanity may just be the thing for you. Got more cardio on the mind, give Max:30 a chance.
My Runner Story
I am currently training for 2 half marathons that are coming up in October. The Corning Wineglass (the 3rd time I will be doing this race) will be my first chance at a PR this year. I am looking to go sub-2 for the first time which will be a 10-minute distance PR and course PR. And then I will be racing the Urban Bourbon Half in Louisville, KY which I am so excited about.
The key for me is making sure I am staying strong and healthy to make sure that I reach my goals. When I ran my first marathon, I got hurt during the training program because I was skipping my stretching and strength training.
Beachbody On Demand Workouts for Runners
As runners, we are putting a lot of pressure and stress on our joints, yoga is a critical part of my recovery days. With Beachbody On Demand, I can take my yoga with me on the go and press play whenever I need it. If I am at my boyfriend’s baseball game or even on my lunch break at work, I can pull out my phone and get a great yoga stretch in, in just 30 minutes.
If you are looking for something that really focuses on core strength and balance. PiYo may be the perfect solution for you because it combines all the stuff you love about Pilates with the benefits of Yoga.
Currently, I am doing the 21-Day Fix because I wanted to reset my system while adding in that lower impact, lower weight workouts as I kick off my 12-week half training. So, I will be doing that for the first 3 weeks of training. But then I am super excited about the launch of Shift Shop to continue working on my speed and agility.
There is still time to be part of our Test Group, send me an email if you are interested, we are starting July 24th! I will follow this for the next 3 weeks of my training. Then I am considering either Core de Force or Max:30 for the next round; however, I want to make sure I can take it easy for the last few weeks of training so I don’t burn out my legs since they will be higher mileage weeks. So what I will most likely end up doing is 21-Day Fix Extreme.
My Beachbody On Demand Half Marathon Training Schedule
- 1-3: 21 Day Fix
- 4-6: Shift Shop
- 7-9: 21 Day Fix Extreme
- 10-12: 21 Day Fix (No Doubles during the Last Week)
- 13-15 (time in between the two races): 21 Day Fix Extreme (or Regular) depending on how I feel!
Then this winter I will plan on taking some time off from serious running. Probably running only 2-3 times a week at lower mileage and focus on a longer program. Potentially Max:30 or Core de Force.
If you are a fellow runner and are struggling with what to do on those cross-training days, I have been there! I was you. If you are making excuses not to stretch, I have been you. I made the same excuses. Long run days already take up so much of your time, why take up more. I promise it matters. Let’s talk about how we can customize a Beachbody Program so that come race day you are crossing that finish line with a PR! Send me a message in the comments or email me.