RUN + YOGA challenge [Day 8] XT or REST


Today is a REST or CROSS TRAIN day.  safecrossing200x200_0

A couple of us rested yesterday and are doing a hot vinyasa class at Pai Yoga & Fitness tonight.  Looking forward to it!

If you are just exercising to stay in shape, or taking our challenge for fun, any type of movement is an acceptable method of cross training.  Walking, biking, hiking, more yoga, weights, swimming… anything that gets you moving and gives you a break from the pounding of running.

If you are training for a race, here are some tips on CROSS TRAINING FOR RUNNERS from Runner’s World

  • Choose workouts that are closest to running in terms of muscles used and aerobic systems taxed including elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and water running.
  • When cross-training, you should be working hard and sweating a lot.
  • Marathon or Half Marathon training?  You can substitute 25-30 percent of your weekly “mileage” with cross-training.

Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones and get to REST today 🙂

Either way, have at it!

Just joining us?  Below are some links to get you started…

The synergy of running and yoga

RUN + YOGA Living Fit [Columbus] Challenge – Day One

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The challenge is below, both a picture and pdf version.

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YOGA + RUN challenge [PDF version]

Disclaimer:  We are NOT PROFESSIONAL runners or yogis, so make sure you check with your doctor and/or exercise professional for tips, advice, etc.  We are just a group of fitness junkies who love a good challenge now and then 🙂

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