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Runners Try SUP Yoga

Jul 16, 2015

jacquelyn scofield
Training

Runners...there's a lot of good to be said about us. But a pitfall many of us share is getting stuck in a routine. Becoming a roborunner is a real present danger. All about adding up miles, whether you (or your body) is feeling it or not can lead to injury and burnout. For the next four weeks we're shaking up our routine in our series: Runners Try. We hope that by challenging ourselves to get out of our routine, and risk trying something new that we'll come out the other side more present, stronger and more focused. Perfect as fall marathon training really ramps up. 

This week we grabbed our SPF, suits and paddleboards to try Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga on the Puget Sound. Come along! 

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LOGISTICS

  • Paddleboard (borrow a friends or rent one)
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Access to water
  • SPF
  • Sunshine

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WHAT TO WEAR

  • Swim Suit 
  • Board Shorts - Lori Short or Pockito are perfect.
  • Shades - leave the expensive ones at home!

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CHALLENGES

  • Need access to a board/water
  • Weather dependent
  • Stiff-runner-body = increased fall in risk

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BENEFITS

  • Killer core workout 
  • Balance work increases coordination
  • Major armworkout
  • Boost of vitamin-D
  • Sense of calm 

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NUMBER OF TIMES WE FELL IN

  • Three

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Moves to try: Runner's Lunge, Downward Dog, and Warrior II (above). If headstands are in your repertoire, go for it.

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Now it's your turn, good luck out there! Share your SUP Yoga adventures with us on Twitter or Instagram with tag #runnerstrySUP.

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