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ROO #129: Ask the Yogi Runners 5 on The Power of Yoga in Setting a Marathon PR

“Sometimes the mind during a marathon will start drifting to other competitors and external situations, when really, you need to be focusing on holding your form and a relaxed state.” * Ask the Yogi Runners is a series on Running On Om hosted by Julia Hanlon and Susie Stephen. In this episode, Susie and Julia discuss their recent marathon experiences. In part one, Julia recounts her journey guiding Lisa, a visually impaired runner, in the recent Boston Marathon. Susie explores how she incorporated yoga practices in her preparation and race plan for the Eugene Marathon, including reciting mantra, goal setting, and running without a Garmin watch. They also answer questions on how to use yoga to create hip and spinal mobility in runners. In part two, just hours after crossing the finish line, Susie recaps her experience running the Eugene Marathon and how her yoga practices were put to the test. * We would love to answer your yoga and running related questions, email us at asktheyogirunners@gmail.com!

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My Unexpected Boston Marathon: Guiding Lisa for 26.2

I woke up on Monday morning with a plan to guide Lisa for the first half of the Boston Marathon. Lisa Thompson is an accomplished, visually impaired, masters runner from Houston with a marathon PR of 3:16. The day before Boston, I had the privilege of meeting Lisa and the other members of Team With a Vision, a group of over 20 visually impaired athletes from around the world. It always amazes me how tight knit the running community can be, and watching the Team With a Vision athletes reconnect, felt like being apart of a big family reunion. During …

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