Last night, at a recommendation from Cheryl in Monday’s comments, I tried this Runner’s World yoga video:
During this video I:
- Developed a strong respect for anyone who does yoga
- Realized I would rather run 10 miles than do this 25 minute video again
- Broke a semi-serious sweat
There were a couple poses that I could not do — like Dancer’s Pose.
This wasn’t surprising since a few months ago I downloaded a graphic that included 10 yoga poses for runner’s or something like that, and when I tried Dancer’s Pose I couldn’t even come close…. and then I never tried again.
So basically my new goal is to get Dancer’s Pose down!
My sub-goal is to get through this video without having to take a break to “get the laundry.” Last night might literally have been the first time I ran to get the laundry out of the dryer on the first buzz in my entire life : )
A couple of weeks ago my running coach told me she wanted me to incorporate yoga into my week when I start marathon training in May. I now see why she said I should start with the basics now… I need serious yoga training before I can do it in any useful way to aid my running. I definitely see how it will be a useful though.
Do you use yoga for cross training?
What type of easy cross training do you do during marathon (or half) training?
Do you weight lift during marathon (or half) training? If so, what type of modifications to your routine do you make?