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Any runners on the forum? I love yoga to balance out my running and stay stretched out and relaxed. I run 3-4 miles at a time currently, usually with my best 4 legged buddy. 

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I run too, but I was motivated the other way - for the cardio to balance with all the yoga!

 

My runs are around the same distance at 3.5 miles, no companion though! I'm considering training for a half marathon next year since I wasn't sore after running 6 miles one day during vacation.  I run outside on concrete though, so I slowly want to build up endurance to lessen knee impact.

 

Are your quads and hamstrings pretty even in strength? With yoga, my hamstrings used to be sore for a few days (DOMS I think, not overstretching), and then if I try to do a bow pose, my knees hurt (feel like ligaments are getting pulled) once I try to grab them.  I also heard distance running uses hamstrings more than quads.  So, I suspect my quads are weaker and am trying to add in wall sits to even it out and protect my knee joints.

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I used to run quite a bit, which brought me to yoga in the first place. I have done quite a few marathons and halves.

I am not currently training for anything and more focused on yoga right now, but still do short runs here and there.

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Yes! Yoga makes running so much better. 

 

I usually get in a few 3-4 mile runs a week, working up to 13.1... this winter will be awesome :) 

 

I found that incorporating a foam roller to my pre and post stretching/yoga is THE BEST. It's like a hybrid practice I came up with.. haha. 

 

A lot of people in my office are runners, and I am constantly told two things: Pace myself, and spend at least 20 minutes stretching after a run. It took me a while (about a year) to actually follow that advice, and I really wish I would have sooner. It makes all the difference in the world. 

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I'm kind of a runner! I actually don't LOVE running, so I only run 1-2x/week, and then do other forms of cardio other days. BUT I'm running a 10K on Thanksgiving and planning to do a half in May! The Disney marathon is on my bucket list. :)

 

I keep thinking that eventually I'm going to have to start running more than 1-2x/week to see the kind of progress I want to see, but honestly, I'm progressing faster doing HIIT and tons of strength training for my legs than I ever was just by trying to run a lot. So weird.

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running has always been my go to, but i realized i was getting bored with it

 

so when i do run outdoors, it's maybe once or twice a week anywhere from 3-6 miles...i do intervals with a lot of sprinting on other days; it really mixes everything up

 

i keep saying im going to train for a half marathon one of these days, but im kind of enjoying working out without injuries lol...it's like my body loves to give me shin splints

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I used to run then took a break and now I am building up my endurance again. I'm currently doing C25K. Yoga has really helped me in terms of breathing and streatching my muscles.

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I used to run for longer periods of time (well, long for me, 45-60 mins a few times per week), but I decided to switch it up and recently started doing sprints instead and have a love/hate relationship with them. I looooove the beginning of the sprint (especially if I'm listening to a good song) and I feel like I can run forever but by the end of the sprint I feel like I might die  :43: and when I stop the sprint, there's a horrible moment where I'm gasping for air and feel like I can't get enough.  :21:  (Sorry I am just loving these emoticons haha)

And then when I recover and am ready for my next sprint I'm back in love with it again. And at the end of my sprint training I feel so good. :24:

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I run a couple of times per week. I use to run more, but then I got into yoga, had some health issues, and my running dwindled significantly. I've been doing pretty well getting out there lately and am running a 10k with my friend on Sunday.

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I run around 3-4 times a week. I find that running is something I need when I'm in a bad mood and need to clear my head, but yoga is something i need when I'm feeling stressed and anxious about something. What about you guys?

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I run and practice yoga too. I used to run about 2 miles for 5 days/week. With that it was hard to do yoga before and too tired after. Now I have a week of variety, where I do yoga or run or other kind of workout each day and also add a resting day. Its been pretty good so far.

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I used to run for longer periods of time (well, long for me, 45-60 mins a few times per week), but I decided to switch it up and recently started doing sprints instead and have a love/hate relationship with them. I looooove the beginning of the sprint (especially if I'm listening to a good song) and I feel like I can run forever but by the end of the sprint I feel like I might die  :43: and when I stop the sprint, there's a horrible moment where I'm gasping for air and feel like I can't get enough.  :21:  (Sorry I am just loving these emoticons haha)

And then when I recover and am ready for my next sprint I'm back in love with it again. And at the end of my sprint training I feel so good. :24:

 

Bahaha, I was doing sprints yesterday, and I got a stitch in my CHEST! That has never happened to me before!! So I feel you on the might-die thing. :)

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Yes! Yoga makes running so much better. 

 

I usually get in a few 3-4 mile runs a week, working up to 13.1... this winter will be awesome :)

 

I found that incorporating a foam roller to my pre and post stretching/yoga is THE BEST. It's like a hybrid practice I came up with.. haha. 

 

A lot of people in my office are runners, and I am constantly told two things: Pace myself, and spend at least 20 minutes stretching after a run. It took me a while (about a year) to actually follow that advice, and I really wish I would have sooner. It makes all the difference in the world. 

I totally agree with Jake: foam rollers are the best! My calf muscles used to feel super tight and hurt really bad after a long run. But, once I learned how to use a foam roller, I felt so much better and didn't get the awful tightness any more.

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The reason why I started doing yoga was actually running. I developed ITB syndrom a couple of years ago, and after some googling I found an injury prevention yoga video for runners which I started doing regularly. From there, I started doing other videos from the same place, and so it all started with yoga.

 

I run 2-3 times a week between 6 and 12 km (sorry, I'm all metric). Last year, I did a half marathon, and I might do another one next year. But recently, I also started trail running, and I enjoy it a lot. For me it's more about the experience of being outside than actually improving my stats.

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The reason why I started doing yoga was actually running. I developed ITB syndrom a couple of years ago, and after some googling I found an injury prevention yoga video for runners which I started doing regularly. From there, I started doing other videos from the same place, and so it all started with yoga.

 

I run 2-3 times a week between 6 and 12 km (sorry, I'm all metric). Last year, I did a half marathon, and I might do another one next year. But recently, I also started trail running, and I enjoy it a lot. For me it's more about the experience of being outside than actually improving my stats.

Trail running is the best!

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Oh I love running too. I love longer runs, 15 k and I just feel like I could go on forever. I do sprints too and love when I can feel improvement.

But I tend to get injuries - probably because I advance too fast and on speed and distance at the same time. Right now I´m trying to heal my hip and slowly add kilometres - really slowly!! 

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The reason why I started doing yoga was actually running. I developed ITB syndrom a couple of years ago, and after some googling I found an injury prevention yoga video for runners which I started doing regularly. From there, I started doing other videos from the same place, and so it all started with yoga.

 

I run 2-3 times a week between 6 and 12 km (sorry, I'm all metric). Last year, I did a half marathon, and I might do another one next year. But recently, I also started trail running, and I enjoy it a lot. For me it's more about the experience of being outside than actually improving my stats.

ITB syndrome? Could you explain what that is please?  :5:

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I used to run for longer periods of time (well, long for me, 45-60 mins a few times per week), but I decided to switch it up and recently started doing sprints instead and have a love/hate relationship with them. I looooove the beginning of the sprint (especially if I'm listening to a good song) and I feel like I can run forever but by the end of the sprint I feel like I might die  :43: and when I stop the sprint, there's a horrible moment where I'm gasping for air and feel like I can't get enough.  :21:  (Sorry I am just loving these emoticons haha)

And then when I recover and am ready for my next sprint I'm back in love with it again. And at the end of my sprint training I feel so good. :24:

Ha ha ha, that´s exactly what sprints feel like! I think this is appropriate, when you´ve completed a sprint training:  :7: and  :39:

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I try to alternate running and yoga. My longest run was 5.5 miles, but I'm not very fast yet. Any tips for calf cramps?

 

Good for you!! I too am not fast but I've recently decided that endurance is more important to me than speed. I still work on making myself faster but I don't obsess about it as much as I used to. Calf cramps hmm...maybe since you're running longer you should upgrade your shoes? I also know that I would cramp up A LOT when I wasnt hydrated enough. I would suggest talking to a doctor though since I'm just a person on a yoga forum. <a href=http://www.freesmile

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I'm also a runner, just completed my third half marathon 2 weeks ago. I don't run as much as I would like due to working nightshirts & bad air quality on my days off. I'm also pretty slack when it comes to stretching before/after runs, but I have found yoga on non-run days has loosened my hamstrings. I'm going to try putting a short pre/post run flow on my phone so I have no excuse not to do it when I run.

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I try to alternate running and yoga. My longest run was 5.5 miles, but I'm not very fast yet. Any tips for calf cramps?

I have had calf cramps since I was young - they can be really painful One thing, I have found out about my tendency to cramp is that it is often related to a low intake of calcium. The muscles use calcium when they work and when there are not enough calcium available they will tend to cramp. I am no doctor, this is from a completely layman´s perspective, but I will often just drink a glass of milk and that´ll do the trick. 

Hope it helps  :)

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I try to alternate running and yoga. My longest run was 5.5 miles, but I'm not very fast yet. Any tips for calf cramps?

I had this problem too and there were a couple of things I did to prevent and get rid of them. I do a light warm-up before running and then do stretches, making sure not to forget my calves. After running, I love love love using a foam roller for my calves and hamstrings. It will be a little uncomfortable when you first start rolling your calves, but once you get used to it, it's like a massage for them! When I started using the foam roller with my cool-down stretches, I didn't get awful calf cramps any more. I hope this helps you! =)

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I'm also a runner, just completed my third half marathon 2 weeks ago. I don't run as much as I would like due to working nightshirts & bad air quality on my days off. I'm also pretty slack when it comes to stretching before/after runs, but I have found yoga on non-run days has loosened my hamstrings. I'm going to try putting a short pre/post run flow on my phone so I have no excuse not to do it when I run.

I love your idea of putting a short yoga flow on your phone for when you run. I run a lot. Running led me to yoga in order to keep loose after long runs in marathon training. Now I've come to realize that yoga helps train you mentally as well.

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