I'm now running only three times a week, and doing Yoga on one of the run days. What an amazing change!
This is the start of week 3 in Yoga- I have never done it prior to this, and I feel an amazing difference in several areas when I run.
Before I share the good stuff, let me explain that I have been running for twenty years- since jr. high school.
Here are the differences-
Lungs- with the chest stretches in yoga- again, which I have never done until two weeks ago- my lung capacity feels amazing- my diaphragm does not feel nearly as labored as it usually does when I am pushing up a hill (note that I did not say that hill was "easy" now).
When hitting the hill, I do not feel my feet rolling outward when I strike the ground- I now feel my inner thighs engaging much more, with solid foot strike and I longer stride when taking the hill (slowly, but still running it).
I now focus on the exhale more consciously through entire run, not just when I am labored or feel recovered- which in turn makes the recovery from the hill more comprehensive (I am running around a block with a hill- the block is .4 around).
Being that this is the start of my third week 'back into it', I am quite motivated by today's run! had to write about it somewhere.
| Pounds lost: 2.4