79 days and counting

79 days and counting

So maybe you have started running or never really stopped running, or this is your first adventure into the world of a marathon runner, whatever the case... The question remains are you utilizing "the key" to amazing performance, with little risk of injury, and attaining more power and flexibility per step?

If you have an awesome road map to your running fitness with miles and strength work checked out, there are a few things that I would like you to consider to give you the edge for your finish and perhaps a personal best.

Ok, you have most likely heard of yoga, done it a few times and maybe even go regularly to class. However, have you integrated it into a daily habit to increase your performance in your body and mind? What if I told you only 20 minutes a day is all you need to add to increase energy and flexibility.

Here's my top five tips to get your yoga going to improve your running today.

  1. Start your day with rotation or bending of all of your joints, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, wrists.  Make sure you rotate both directions. You can do this on the floor, on your back or standing up.
  2. Do your cat and cow sequence 5 times, utilizing the breath.
  3. Develop your own sun salutation. Video to follow.
  4. After your run, come into pigeon or thread the needle. Video to follow.
  5. Before bed, put your legs up the wall for 5- 10 minutes.

This whole routine should take your 10 minutes before your run and about 10 after. I recommend this 5 days a week, especially on the days you run.

Let's do this!