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The Road to Khon Kaen: Yoga and Stretching for Runners

Ty Miranda, 127 YinD

There’s just about 18 weeks until the big day in Khon Kaen, how are you all doing? Yea, I’m about the same. I recently adopted a new puppy and it’s making me slack a bit on my training schedule. I am losing the motivation I once had at the beginning but I’m trying to get it back.


This week, we are talking about yoga and stretching for runners. I have attached some great websites and videos that I’ve used to offset the running. It’s important to understand that running 7 times a week is just going to cause injury. Cross training and proper stretching are vital to improving technique, timing, and endurance. Your muscles need time to rest and also ways to recoup.

 

Yoga is a great counterbalance to running because it is strength training while also stretching out the tight muscles that are a result from running, mostly in your legs and hip areas. To prevent injury, you need a plan and a limit to your training schedule, so why not swap a day of running out for yoga? Here are some resources below.

Runner’s World: http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/runners-world-yoga-center

This site has many videos on yoga sequences designed for runners. They range from beginner to advance and Runner’s World knows their sh@*. This site also has great meal plans, training schedules, and tips on how to be a better runner.

Yoga Warrior: http://yogawarriorx.blogspot.com/2015/08/Yoga-for-Runners-Youtube.html

This site has 10 great yoga sequences, all free to practice along with. You can download youtube videos ahead of time and then play them at your house if you do not have wifi.

Do Yoga With Me: https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/yoga-runners-injury-prevention

This video is great for injury prevention. The instructor focuses on ways to target running muscles and spots with lots of tension. This video is great for injury prevention. The instructor focuses on ways to target running muscles and spots with lots of tension.

Yoga with Adriene:

 

If you liked the video above, check out Adriene’s whole series on Youtube. She has a whole youtube sequence for runners looking to get into yoga. She’s easy to follow and has some great videos.

Active.com: http://www.active.com/running/articles/5-key-stretches-for-runners

If you are looking for some basic stretching techniques, check out Active.com. They have some stretches based on your running schedule. They also have a great collection of running tips and techniques to help you go the distance!


 

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