Running is a more recent hobby/challenge for me. My first race was the Marine Corps 10K in Washington, DC; all of my training was done with this 10K App. I highly recommend interval running for longer races. In my first marathon, I trained and completed the Marine Corps Marathon with my brother using the 26.2 App for our training. (There is also a 13.1 App and Couch to 5K app by the same developer.) While training for the next marathon, I discovered the most efficient interval time for me (1:15 RUN, :45 SLOWER RUN/WALK) and used the Simple Interval Timer app to train and run the full race.
Beachbody On Demand is my go-to for streaming workouts that challenge, strengthen and make me sweat! I love the calendars so I know exactly which workout to stream at any point. Fitting in a workout at home in thirty minutes or less is a game-changer! Two of my all time faves are P90X3 and 21 Day Fix Extreme. Recently, I’ve combined Barre Blend with my running days, followed Muscle Burns Fat to focus on strength, and enjoyed Morning Meltdown for a combination of cardio and strength and recovery. All of these programs come with an easy to follow calendar and are included in an annual Beachbody On Demand subscription.
I do believe an investment ensures commitment, but here are some no-cost options as well:
My daughter picked out these Bone Conduction Headphones as a Christmas gift for me so I can listen to music and podcasts while I run but still here the traffic around me. I have really enjoyed them (even around the house I can listen and still here my people!)