“YOGA FOR RUNNERS” HITS THE ROAD!
Last fall I wrote about yoga for runners
, with tips on how to stretch and strengthen your body to withstand the demands of pounding the pavement (or grass, or treadmill).
This month I put this into practice, making guest appearances at the starting line of 5K and half-marathon walk/runs. I guided runners through warmup sequences and provided hands-on adjustments to stretch muscles too often strained when ignored. And of course, I was there at the finish line to release tight hips, thighs, and calves and the strain they put on lower backs.
Training for a race? Don’t wait until the morning of! Start preparing your body now, and you’ll be much less likely to suffer strains, tears, and spasms while you remain fleet of foot! Yes, stretching can also shorten your times, as longer strides mean you run faster with less effort.