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.
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!
*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!