P90X3/Half Marathon Hybrid Training Schedule

I truly believe that cross training in addition to running makes you able to run FASTER, LONGER and STRONGER! I love to run, but I also love the strength and muscle tone that I get from my other workout programs. So when I’m training for long runs – half-marathons, marathons, or longer – I don’t want to give up my other workouts.Run: Faster, Stronger, Longer

Fortunately, Beachbody has come out with two great accelerated workout programs: Focus T25 by Shaun T and P90X3 by Tony Horton. They are 25/30 minute a day workouts that help you build strength and endurance. Alone, they will do amazing things to your body and fitness. Combined with your running program, they will do amazing things to your runs!

Since I’m doing P90X3 now, I have created the P90X3 Half Marathon hybrid first. Voila! Here it is!

Keep in mind, if you need to tweak this for your needs, do so. This program is based on a Novice/Intermmediate Runner and an experienced exerciser. If you are a beginner at running OR fitness, you will most likely need to focus on one or the other. You do not want to risk injury by shocking your body with too much all at once!


p90x3 half hybrid

*You can switch your rest days and/or choose to eliminate your Yoga on your longer runs.

If you would like more support for your running, please join my Let’s Run: Faster, Stronger, Longer group on Facebook.

And as always, please contact me if you have any questions!

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19 Responses to “P90X3/Half Marathon Hybrid Training Schedule”

  1. Breana Sowers
    January 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    This schedule is great! Do you have any suggestions for a Lean version hybrid? Thanks! –

    • January 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

      The Lean schedule has more cardio – combining that with running is really in my opinion putting a similar kind of stress on your body. I have’t put a lean schedule together. If you notice in the schedule I created, I’ve tried to pair the strength workouts on run days – again, to not double up o the bod! I know you’re in my FB group – so we can chat more there!

  2. Breana
    January 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    That makes sense! My race isn’t until May, so I am doing the first Block of Lean P90x with a short run every weekend and beginning this 12 week Hybrid from Block 1 on February 10th (May 3rd is the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon). I will probably switch the Total Synergistics for Accelerator, but otherwise keep it the same. Thanks again!

  3. January 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    I’ve been looking for something like this!!! Hybrid of p90x3 with running! Let me ask you a question: do you think it would be ok to follow p90x3 mass schedule along with almost daily running? I’m training for a mountain climb, so need about 1 hour of cardio a day (I’ve done running and carrying a heavy backpack on incline before) and I need to get strong. I haven’t tried p90x3 yet but I will on Monday. Any insight would be appreciated!!! Thanks so much :)

    • January 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

      I think so Gosia – the mass will add more strength workouts – if it was more cardio workouts I would be reluctant to advise. your mountain climb sounds like fun! That’s tough work! Look me up on FB – I have an X3 running group there.

  4. Jessica Scott
    January 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Question: Is this following the classic X3 schedule?

    • January 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

      yes it is Jessica. Are you doing X3? When is your half?

  5. Julio
    March 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Thank you so much for this schedule! Just what i was looking for! :)

  6. Jeremy
    March 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Thank you! I’ve been running the last two summers and never really got into shape. On Saturday I will be half way through p90x3 and I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere. Wanted to start running after I finish and was considering only doing the challenge and yoga. I like this plan much better!

    • March 22, 2014 at 9:43 am #

      Thanks Jeremy – join me on FB if you’d like to connect more about how I incorporate running into other cross training programs.

  7. Jeremy
    March 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Do you recommend running before or after workout?

    • March 22, 2014 at 9:43 am #

      I typically run first Jeremy as I like my runs to be fresh. The only exception to that, for me, would be a shorter run later in the day – 3-5 miles ish.

  8. bekah
    March 22, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    hi-love this! I will start training for my 2nd HM next month and I am in my last weeks of my 1st round of p90x3. I was wanting to re-do P90x3 and was trying to figure out how to incorporate it into my HM training. the question I have is: Do you recommend doing the running and video back to back or should you do 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening? And if you are doing them back to back, should the run be first or does it matter? Just looking for advice on the best way to do this program. :)

    • March 22, 2014 at 9:42 am #

      Right or wrong? Not sure there is one way. :-) But I typically run in the AM – so I run first – for me, I like to make sure I have all my energy for that – especially long runs. I would then probably do the X3 workout later in the day. If I’m doing 3-5 miles, I might do the X3 shortly after run. These are just my preferences. :-)

  9. Chelsea
    March 29, 2014 at 3:29 am #

    Hi, great schedule! I am doing the doubles schedule, feel better if I get the hour in :) any suggestions of what not to do if I add to your days that are single? Thanks! Just what I was looking for!

    • March 31, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      Are you doing doubles ON TOP of half marathon training?

  10. Patreeda
    April 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi, this is such a great challenging schedule. I have finished Jillian body revolution, turbo fire and chalean extreme. I have planned to attend half marathon in November but I’m not a runner at all. This schedule is very interesting , I wanna try P90x3. Any suggestion how to hybrid the schedule for armature like me ^^

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      Have you selected a half marathon training schedule? If so – just overlay that on top of this one – You can contact me thru the CONTACT ME link here or shoot me a friend request on Facebook if you’d like help. I have a customer that just finished her first half marathon – using P90X3 and this schedule :-) I know you can do it!

  11. Danny
    June 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    Hello Runners,

    I am training for a fall marathon. Running since 2003. First did an entire P90X cycle in 2008. Male, 51, 140lbs. Currently doing P90X3 (mass schedule) and marathon training schedule (Running Room in Canada).

    I am currently doing my short runs during the week on Eccentric Lower days. That way I give my legs a total rest on the other days. Otherwise the legs never have enough time to rest.

    My long runs are on Sundays: Dynamix days. That combination is great for runners.
    Long run + Dynamix is awesome. Dynamix was created by an Olympic runner.


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