30 Day Breakaway and Marathon Training Week 1

I started Beachbody’s new strength and running program, 30 Day Breakaway, on Monday and I am blown away by how incredible it is!!! As a coach, I’m obviously a huge fan of Beachbody but the company continues to impress me with its professionalism and innovation! 30 Day Breakaway isn’t like any other program Beachbody has created – not only does it have the audio guided speed workouts (that as a runner I can vouch for as legit workouts!), but the warm-up, dynamic stretches and strength moves were clearly crafted for runners.

I admit, as an avid runner who has been combining running with Beachbody programs for 10 years now, I was a little skeptical when I hear that Beachbody was coming out with 30 Day Breakaway. I wasn’t sure if it would truly serve runners performance wise or would be mostly focused on weight loss. I’ve been very impressed by 30 Day Breakaway! (To read more about what 30 Day Breakaway is, check out this blog post I wrote on it.)

Virtual Marathon Training While Doing 30 Day Breakaway

I’m currently training for a virtual trail marathon and am in the final 4 weeks of training (my race is November 14th). This program has been perfect because the strength workouts are nice and short (20-25 minutes) and there are only 4 a week. Usually at this point in my marathon training I start to slack off on the strength training because I’m running so many miles, but since the workouts are so short and start and end with runner specific mobility and flexibility moves, they are very do-able on top of my training mileage of about 40 miles per week.

When I got my completion pack in the mail, I got SO excited to do the program. I pulled out the workout calendar and made a commitment to check off every workout and make it work with my training. I’m not working with a run coach so I have the freedom to do what I want in my training (plus I don’t have a goal for the trail race other than to finish), so I got excited at the idea of completing this AND following Ultimate Portion Fix nutrition (modified to make sure I’m getting enough fuel for my training).

30 Day Breakaway and Marathon Training Week of October 19th

30 day breakaway with marathon training  Ultimate Portion Fix, I am feeling so much better and stronger. I had actually gained 5 pounds over the last 2 months of marathon training because I was using the higher mileage to justify more food and treats (plus I’ve had a few vacations). In the last 5 days, I’ve lost 2 pounds, I’m sleeping better (I sleep with an Apple Watch and it confirmed I’m getting higher quality sleep) and feeling more energized!

30 Day Breakaway Can Be Modified to Meet Your Personal Running Goals

As you can see, I went a bit off of the traditional “plan” for this program but I still completed the 3 20 minute audio runs, 4 strength workouts and 2 recovery workouts while training for a marathon. If you do the math, the strength workouts are less than 2 hours in total, the runs are only 1 hour and the foam rolling can be done while watching the Bachelorette (yes I did this!). Any runner can fit these essential workouts into their schedule if they are serious about their goals!

I found myself more motivated than ever to get the workouts in because I was following a plan. When I simply plan to do an upper body, lower body and full body strength but I’m not actually following any type of program, I’m way more likely to skip them! And a strong runner is a faster, more happy runner, so I know I need this!

Join Our 30 Day Breakaway Accountability Group

The energy in our accountability group is incredible too and everyone is loving the program! It’s not too late to join us! If you want to get more info on joining our 30 Day Breakaway accountability group or you want to work with a coach who is a runner and understands how to modify any program, including Ultimate Portion Fix or 30 Day Breakaway to meet your individual goals, please fill out the form below.

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