26.2 Training

26.2 Training

Use 26.2 Training to optimize your marathon training. The marathon has unique demands, and your training is aimed to keep you balanced precariously between fit and fatigued. As your mileage increases your available time to for pre-hab and recovery (ironically) shrinks. While creating 26.2 Training, we tapped marathoners we’ve worked with over the years, gaining insight from everyone from Kara Goucher to Jen Bigham on how to use yoga to support their training from build up to race day — and beyond. We designed these videos strategically to help you optimize the time you have left after logging all the miles.

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26.2 Training
  • Month Reset Plan

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    This 1-month plan will help you get real — more aware and actionable — about how you will use yoga to move towards your goals:

    • Print or fill it out digitally. 
    • Start each week by naming your goals: Identify the physical or mental Reset you need most and make a plan. 
    • Review what worked and...

  • Run Visualization

    Use this meditation daily to stay focused on your running goal and why it's important to you and, more important, see and feel your ability to close the gap between where you are now, and where you want to be.
    - Focus: mental focus, performance
    - When: pre- or post-workout
    - Suggested prop: bolst...

  • Workout Day Warm Up

    Use this dynamic warm up to encourage turnover while connecting your mind, body, and breath. Incorporates low reps to hit all your key running muscles quickly including activation for your glutes, back, and core to help you get the most out of the miles ahead.
    - Focus: warm up, performance
    - Key ...

  • Running Efficiency Boost

    Use this routine to strengthen your glutes and core, increase hip mobility, improve arm swing, and optimize your form for the miles ahead.
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes, hips, core, back, shoulders
    - When: pre-run or cross-training
    - Suggested props: strap/belt/tie, 2 block...

  • High Mileage Reset

    Use this full body Reset after a big week of mileage, and especially during your peak weeks to absorb all of your hard work and ensure you don't dip into deficit. Embrace this recovery time is just as important and equally as productive as the miles themselves.
    - Focus: recovery
    - Key muscles: ca...

  • Sunday Reset

    Use this full body Reset on Sunday nights to set the tone for next week's workouts. Ease lingering tension, restore fluidity and range of motion to key running muscles, and make space for the miles ahead.
    - Focus: recovery
    - Key muscles: hamstrings, hips, glutes
    - When: post-run/workout or recove...

  • Taper Meditation

    You've done the work, now recover right. Rather than throwing a taper tantrum, use this meditation to help you absorb and optimize your training. BONUS: Legs Up the Wall adds a restorative boost.
    - Focus: mental focus, recovery
    - When: post-workout or recovery day
    - Suggested props: wall, strap

  • Race Day Meditation

    Use this simple meditation to activate your race or workout mantra — positive affirmation — and help you fly to the finish.
    - Focus: mental focus, performance
    - When: pre-workout/race
    - Suggested prop: bolster or pillow

  • Starting Line Warm Up

    Use this quick pre-race warm up to activate your breath, key muscles, and race mantra as you toe the line — no props required!
    - Focus: warm up, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes, hips, back
    - When: pre-workout/race

  • Quick Post-LR Reset

    Don't forget to Reset en route to your ice bath or shower. Use this quick routine to ease post-run stiffness in all the key areas in less than 5 minutes.
    - Focus: recovery
    - Key muscles: hamstrings, hips, glutes, back, shoulders
    - When: post-run/workout
    - Suggested prop: wall