PiYo Strength Training for Triathletes and Runners

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As many of you may know, I have used P90X, P90X2, and more recently P90X3 in conjunction with triathlon and run training for quite a few years.  My integrated training plans have been popular with endurance athletes for the last 4 or 5 years since I created them.

The plans work amazingly well as the integration of P90X brings strength that most endurance athletes either skip or reluctantly do in the gym and consider very boring.  However, one thing that I still have found that endurance athletes skip is stretching.  Therefore, many athletes still lack the flexibility needed for speed and injury prevention.  It’s understandable right?  Add strength training, swimming, biking, running, and then stretching to a busy life and something has to give.  Triathletes certainly aren’t going to give up their swimming, biking, or running…ok, well maybe swimming for some…so often either stretching or strength training get pushed aside.


I was invited to try out PiYo before it’s official launch and was somewhat reluctant to try it because the commitment was to a test group and would mean that I could not do my triathlon training at all.  I decided to give it a go and what I found was a program that could provide flexibility AND functional strength in all the right areas for triathletes and runners WITHOUT two additional time commitments.  Imagine getting more flexible WHILE you are getting stronger.  How awesome would that be for a busy triathlete?  Well, that is exactly what happened to me.

In addition, PiYo was extremely low impact which meant that I was not only getting stronger and more flexible but I wasn’t beating myself up more like I already do a bit when running.  I was in love!!!!

Watch this video for all my thoughts on how PiYo can help endurance athletes and then scroll down to get the integrated training plan for free!!!!!



Training Plans

Running and PiYo

PiYo 5K Plan
PiYo 10K Plan
PiYo Half Marathon Plan
PiYo Marathon Plan

Triathlon and PiYo

PiYo Sprint Triathlon Plan
PiYo Olympic Triathlon Plan
PiYo Half Iron Triathlon Plan
PiYo Full Iron Triathlon Plan

How to Order the Plans



  • Gerard Cogger

    July 7, 2014

    Hi I’m wanting to do an Olympic triathlon later this year I hope these plans can help me.
    King regards

    • BASEtraining

      July 7, 2014

      Hi Gerard! Great. Did you fill out the form?

  • Sara Halada

    July 8, 2014

    Hi!! I am very interested in this program. I am currently running up to 6.5 miles with plans to complete my first half at the end of September. I do indoor spinning 1-2 days per week as well:)

    Thank you!

    • BASEtraining

      July 8, 2014

      Cool, Sara. Did you fill out the form to get the plans?

  • Leslie Garrett

    July 8, 2014

    Looking forward to seeing the 5k and 10k plans!

    • BASEtraining

      July 8, 2014

      make sure you fill out the form so I can send the plans to you!!!

  • Lawrence Miller

    July 9, 2014

    Very interested in incorporating this.

  • dannie

    August 28, 2014

    I am training for my 8th marathon and thought I’d add piyo to give me that extra stretch and strength that I feel like I was missing the last few years. I was a weekly yoga taker prior. I am on week 6 of piyo and have experience pretty intense lower back pain the last two weeks. The last time I had pain like this was in college when I played soccer for 20 hours a week. Am I doing something wrong with piyo? Any thoughts?

    • BASEtraining

      August 28, 2014

      Hi Dannie,

      I tried to email you at that address to talk about this more but the address came back undeliverable. Can you email me at ryan@tribasetraining.com so I can find out more about what exact schedule you are following?


  • Christine king

    December 17, 2014

    Hi there! I just watched your video about incorporating PiYo into triathlon trainings. I am a coach with Beachbody and I will be starting my first 70.3 training in January.

    I purchased a training plan using “THE METHOD” from ironguides.net. And was wondering if you can give me some tips on how to incorpoate PiYo into my training. Any tips or suggestions would be very much appreciated!


    • BASEtraining

      January 16, 2015

      Hey Christine, sorry I missed this comment somehow. Have you requested my PiYo half marathon plan?

  • Danell Hensley

    January 14, 2015

    Hello! Wow, your review of Piyo was is AWESOME!! I stumpled upon this looking while looking for a PiYo/ half marathon schedule. This video was very helpful! I am a runner myself as well as a (new) BEACHBODY coach. I am looking to run my next Challenge as a PiYo running Challenge, but not sure how to come up with a plan. Any information that you would be willing to share I would greatly appreciate!
    Thank you,
    Danell Hensley

    • BASEtraining

      January 16, 2015

      Danell, feel free to request one of my plans and use the ideas to create your own plan for your challenge! Good luck! I hope it goes well for you. Email me at ryan@tribasetraining.com if you need to.

  • Candace Moody

    March 17, 2015

    PiYo + 10 KM run schedule please!

    • BASEtraining

      March 17, 2015

      Candace, did you fill out the form?

  • Laura Thornthwaite

    July 14, 2015

    Would love access to your PiYo and run plans.

    • BASEtraining

      February 28, 2016

      Getting them all on pdf and getting a new system set up. Stay tuned!

  • melissa bechtel

    February 28, 2016

    1/2 marathon

    • BASEtraining

      February 28, 2016

      Getting a new system for distributing these soon! Stay tuned.

  • G-4rce

    May 30, 2017

    Recently downloaded your PiYo 10k Plan and it was exactly what I have been looking for. I love PiYo and I love to run but just couldn’t find the right pairing of the two (which PiYo day to forfeit to running) that would provided the most benefit, so thank you for putting this together, this is great!