Monday, August 22, 2011

6 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Running



Strung together, these six yoga poses form a routine that builds the abdominals, back, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and upper body while also improving balance.


Targeting these areas will give you a strong foundation—which means more power, less chance of injury. Two days a week, cut your runs just a mile short to fit in this 10-minute sequence.



Do the first three poses twice (one side, then the other). Then do the second three poses in the same manner.



You can also try these eight tips from a master yoga teacher to help make your practice flawless.



Chair
Builds: core, legs, glutes, arms






With your feet, knees, thighs touching, sit into a squat. Extend your arms.



Twisting Chair
Builds: core, legs, glutes, arms








While in chair, press your palms together, and rotate to the right.


Twisting Lunge
Builds: core, legs, glutes, arms








Step your left foot back while holding the twist. Keep your knee over your ankle.


Warrior III
Builds: balance and overall strength








Balance on your left foot. Fold forward, lifting your right leg. Extend your arms.

Arrow Lunge
Builds: core, legs, glutes, arms








Step your right leg back into a lunge, keeping arms extended.


Extended-Leg Balance
Builds: posture, balance, legs






Swing your right leg up and hold it extended in front of you.


Gain flexibility and strength at a yoga class.


Sage Rountree, author of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga, developed this routine. Watch her demonstrate it at runnerworld.com/bodyshop. You can also order her strength plan (designed to be paired with marathon training) at runnersworld.com/trainingplans.








HappyFeet - Be Happy. Just Run

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

MILO Marathon the Elimination Race , Manila - 31July2011

" All these efforts are in line with the commitment of MILO® to build a nation of champions. Because MILO® believes that MILO® is not just giving away running shoes, but also providing these kids with something they can wear to be champions not just in sports, not just in school, but also in life. "

DO with the Race Director, Coach Rio.














You know it is always great fun traveling with MO n HAz, but when you plus Jen, Aileen, Sam, Vincent, Bernard and Tang ..it was a " Fun Riot"!







It was one of the wettest marathon I ever ran, it was raining throughout. But, was a great n fun experience running in some of nicer part of Manila as well as navigating thru some of their infamous traffic chaos! :P
35th Milo Marathon Manila Eliminations
DO's FaceBook Photo Album.

HappyFeet - Be Happy. Just Run

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...