Are you a runner who wants to improve but are a little lost when it comes to strategy?Ever wonder if its possible to get stronger, run faster AND lose weight at the same time? Maybe you’ve tried and it’s been so overwhelming that you quit right away.
I’ve been combining my running with BODi (Beachbody) workout programs and Beachbody nutrition programs for over 13 years. I’ve gone from barely breaking a 2 hour half marathon before my first Beachbody program to now a Boston Marathon qualifier.
I’ve worked with thousands of women now who want to lose weight, get stronger AND run faster. Here’s the good news: It is possible to have all 3 but we also need to be strategic!
Introducing the Run Strong Annual Running Roadmap:
I first introduced this roadmap as part of my Free Goal Setting for Runners Workshop. It’s a model to illustrate what a year could look like for a runner who is focusing on running, strength training and nutrition.
In the below video, I explain the Running Strength and Nutrition road map in more detail.
How to you plan your year to balance your goals of getting faster, getting stronger, and weight loss (if it’s a goal) while juggling your busy life!?
Watch this video to learn: https://youtu.be/c6iGW73ezWs
This video covers:
- Why you just want 1-2 goal races a year & how training will look leading up to them
- When to focus on weight loss goals or using a BODi nutrition program like 4 Week Gut Protocol
- When to focus on strength training and how that will change over the course of the season
- How to get more support from us!
Example of Training for a Half Marathon with BODi Strength & Nutrition Programs
For example here’s how a runner who wants to lose weight, get stronger AND PR a May half marathon might approach the first half of the year.
January: Weight loss/strength focus: 4 week Gut Protocol with a heavier weight lifting program 4-5x/week (LIIFT More Super Block would be great) and run 3-4 days week
Feb/Mar: Half or full marathon training – Ramp up mileage and focus on more race specific speed work, reduce strength training to 2-3x/week, fuel for performance. My favorite programs for this phase are 4 Weeks of the Prep, 21 Day Fix Super Block, #MBF Super Block, 645.
April: Peak half marathon training – Long runs include pace work, focus on long run fueling strategies, drop to weight lifting 2x/week with 1 mobility day. I love 4 Weeks for Every Body (original or Super Block) for this.
May: Race/Recover: Run goal race, celebrate and then take a full week afterward
June: Get back into shorter speed workouts, choose a new strength program. Maybe a more heavy lifting program like Dig Deeper?!
Want Support, Guidance and Accountability From a BODi Partner/Beachbody Coach who Understands Runners?
In 2024, you have 3 options to work with me:
Run Strong Half Marathon or Full Marathon Training Club: This is a small group training club that includes a customized BODi & half marathon (or marathon) training plan just for you. This customized plan incorporates your unique goal, schedule, race plans and your individual paces (based on a recent race or time trial). Get more info on this training club here.
Run the World: BODi & Running Facebook Community (for any runner who also uses BODi) This is a community on Facebook open to ALL of my BODi members who are runners who want a place to go for accountability, running tips, community & basic BODI & run schedules. Whether you’re training for races, are just getting back into running, or you just run for fun, you’re welcome in this group! Requirements to join: I must be your BODi Partner/Beachbody coach. Please fill out this form to join.
BOD Group: Q1 theme is “More in ’24”. Choose our own BOD program (many are doing the new Dig Deeper) and in January we’ll focus more on nutrition (many doing 4 Week Gut Protocol) This group is not specifically for runners but there will be runners in the group .