Yoga for Peak (Focus Focus)

Average Weekly Training Hours 04:13
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 04:13
Training Load By Week

As a runner, cyclist, swimmer, or multisport athlete, you have some familiarity with yoga from books, DVDs, or classes and are ready to commit to a regular practice. At the same time, you want your yoga training to be streamlined and to directly complement the work of your training schedule.This program focuses on using breath and mindfulness exercises to sharpen focus as your key event approaches. Very gentle yoga poses complement this work and help you prepare to race to your full potential.

Sample Day 1
0:45:00
Rest day practice (45 minutes)

On your rest day, follow the sequence outlined here. Alternatively, attend a gentle or restorative yoga class. Be sure whatever you choose is mellow.

Sample Day 2
0:20:00
Focus 1 (20 minutes)

Keep your awareness internal throughout.

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
Focus 1 (1 hour)

Move slowly and mindfully, and keep your awareness on your breath.

Sample Day 4
0:20:00
Focus 1 (20 minutes)

Keep your awareness internal throughout.

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
Focus 2 (1 hour)

Keep your awareness on your breath as you move through these gentle stretches and meditations.

Sample Day 6
0:20:00
Focus 1 (20 minutes)

Keep your awareness internal throughout.

Sample Day 7
0:30:00
Post-long run (20+ minutes)

Later in the day of your longest workout of the week, when you're clean, warm, and fed, enjoy these poses. Hold each for as long as you like, at least five minutes, with special attention to resting with your legs up the wall.