Two-for-Tuesday : Where my running is OK, but I’m rubbish at yoga
Last night I did another ‘Two-for-Tuesday’, a run followed by a yoga class.
The run was fine, though I did have heavy legs from my 20 miler on Sunday. The yoga, a different story altogether. My poses and flow are, well, downright awful, so there’s still none of this happening:
This week the instructor (is the correct term ‘Yogi’?) threw a few more advanced moves in, which were balance/strength moves. Much to my surprise I found I could do some of these as they relied more on core and upper body strength (which I train for) than flexibility (which I obviously don’t train enough for!). I managed to do a shoulder stand, a headstand and ‘crow pose’ which should be called ‘demented crab’ – you lean forwards onto straight arms and then rest your knees into your armpits, making you look like you want to scuttle around the room like, well, a demented crab…
Overall there was some improvement from last week, but being honest, I’m still at ‘awkward panda’ stage and going to be for some time.
We’ll see what next week brings…
Do you do yoga or pilates as part of your training schedule? How do you find it helps your running?
Happy running everyone!
Get Going, Get Running!