Last week, a few of the questions had a similar theme: what I do to stay on my mental game. I figured there was enough unity to the responses that it warranted a separate post. Below are a few of the strategies I have found useful over the years, to avoid pre-race nerves, to focus but not obsess about training, to keep balance.
Runners… start your engines!
No matter how fast you are, you can’t go from 0 to 60. Taking a few minutes to warm-up will not only optimize your running ability, but also help prevent tweaks, strains, and pains. Lucky for you, yoga can hook you up with a great dynamic warm-up, and it doesn’t take long. Hit up this four-pose sequence to wake up your legs and core, align your stride, and help you establish a deep breath pattern —boosting your endurance and helping you run with more ease and efficiency.