Active Rest Day Focus: Endurance

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Yoga for Runners: Active rest day for runners: Improve running endurance. Improve long distance running and endurance on your rest day with this yoga sequence for runners. This yoga video is all about improving slow twitch muscle fibers. These types of fibers are more resistant to fatigue and are the types of muscle fibers endurance athletes recruit through long-slow distance (LSD) training.

 

When to practice:

Active rest days, cross-training days, easy run days

 

Recommended props:

Tight knees? Grab a towel, blanket or folded sweater for child’s pose

Tight hamstrings? Use a block (stack of books, stool or chair) to prop yourself up with during the hamstring stretch

Sensitive knees? Use a blanket or other cushion when on all fours