As most of you know, I am training for a half marathon, which I will run the day after the Yoga Challenge (May 1).
I’ve been getting out for short trots around campus of about 18 minutes in duration, which is fun, but is not getting me in shape to run 13 miles in one shot.
Every Saturday we have a group training run, though, and these are what is getting me in shape. Week one it was 2 or 3 miles I think (maybe less). Week 2 it was 4, and we’ve been upping the ante every week. Today we did 10, which will be our longest distance until race day.
The road we ran on was beautiful. It’s early spring here in PA and although most trees are still bare, the serviceberry trees are starting to blossom white, and I saw Dutchman’s britches and trilliam today.
Running is an Advanced Pranayama technique. Today I ran intervals and breathed hard for a few yards, then let the breath settle down. It was mystical. I got myself high.
When I got home, I showered, drank juice and bonked. Could not get up off the couch until I had to to teach the 5:30 class.
Tomorrow I sleep in. Ahhhh…. Thank god for Brenna.
Carry on, Yogarians, real and virtual. Keep up the good work!