Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hot Yoga

Being on vacation, I wanted to:

1. "rest" this week from my training.
2. cross train.

Well, I have taken that "rest". I ran or really jogged an easy 6 miler Monday, and 4 easy on Tuesday. I plan to do 6 easy tomorrow, to give a light week mileage of just 16 total. Next week when I return, I plan to ease my way back into my training. Week 1=30 miles total; the following week back to high 30's and up from there.

I was able to do hot yoga yesterday.(cross train!)...How I have missed doing yoga! (especially of the hot kind)I first found hot yoga in Baltimore, 3 years ago. I fell in love on how incredible it made my body feel, how little my body ached ( though I would be sore from the sessions!),and how much stronger I was as an athlete. I also became slowly addicted to the amount sweat you lose;feels like you lose all that yucky body chemicals that is collected from stress, workouts, left me feeling cleansed!

Yesterday, I was reminded on how tight my body has become! Oy! But, it felt so good to stretch all that runner tightness away. In fact it felt amazing!

To back track...I'm horrible at stretching after a run, especially after the long run. I mean, I stretch, but it's of the ADD kind. 1. I'm hungry. 2. It's been hot, and I just want to get home. 3. Once I'm home, ice bathed and showered, it's eat and nap time!, I can say to add yoga to my training would be beneficial keeping me lose! I.e. in theory, injury free.

So new plan, I will add at least 1 yoga class a week to my training. Golds has an 1hr and half Vinyasa sessions every Saturday. I'll also look into Georgetown's yoga studio. I have yet to find a "hot" studio in DC, or Arlington,so until/hopefully I find one, room temp yoga will do! :)
does anyone know of a hot studio in NOVA/DC area?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Love this!

"It takes patience to become the best runner you can be. Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success." Anthony Famiglietti