While static stretching before a run is a big no-no, yoga is a whole different ballgame because it involves movement-based stretching. These four exercises will get your blood circulating throughout your bod. Slowly loosen up typically tight areas such as the hips, hamstrings, and lower back with these dynamic stretches. They just feel so darn good and prep your body for a great run.
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8:30 Running Mix
Each song on this running playlist clocks in at 165 beats per minute, helping you stay on track for an 8:30 minute mile. This particular mix is made up of a balance between rock, alternative and pop songs.
Countdown - Beyonce // I’m a Believer - Smashmouth // Who Invited You - The Donnas // You Mae My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates // Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars // How Far We’ve Come - Matchbox 20 // Moll’s Lips - Nirvana // Some Fantastic - The Barenaked Ladies // Dreaming - Blondie // Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham! // Nothing’s Shocking - Jane’s Addiction // The Joker - Steve Miller Band // What I Like About You - Lillix // In One Ear - Cage the Elephant // Six Feet Under - No Doubt // Party Out of Bounds - The B-52’s // Kiss Me On the Bus - The Replacements // Get Over It - Eagles // R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. - John Mellencamp // Victoria - The Kinks
Total time = 1 hour 6 minutes
Click here to visit 8tracks and hear the mix.
It took me 2 hours and 4 minutes, but I finished a 15k! I’m so excited to see what I can do by next year. Full marathon, here I come!
Race season is right around the corner and you’re probably due for some new tunes! Check out our fall “Run Happy” training playlist brought to you by Brooks Running!
A runner isn’t born overnight; it takes weeks of building up and training the body to get used to moving this way. If running is one of your goals, here’s an eight-week plan to get you running 30 minutes straight. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your first run outside!
Had an awesome day with my babe.