Usually I'm not a big numbers guy, but the other day I realized that I just went over the 2000 mile mark for the year!!! Lately, my running has been very flat. Autumn is simply my favorite time of the year - with its colors and cool crisp air and I have yet been able to enjoy an "effortless run" on the trails here in Michigan. After the Leadville 100, I realized that I was overtrained...I was tired and I was sore. Returning to Michigan, I took two weeks off from running. Since then, I have been averaging about 35 miles per week - needless to say, my body knows that it has ran 2051 miles this year.
Last year a good friend introduced me to Bikram Yoga - I was dealing with a leg injury and I had my first 100 mile race in 3 months. My training during that 3 month period was pretty simple...I ran about 50 miles per week and I did Bikram Yoga with Tara about twice each week. In February, I finished my first 100 with slight discomfort to my injured leg. In fact after Rocky, the injury seemed to have left...and since then has not returned. Also since then, I have not been back to the Bikram Yoga Studio in Plymouth.
...Well that is, until today - I am back, with hopes of healing my body and returning to a smarter and well balanced runner...oh yeah, and soon to be father of a baby gril!!!
Below is a video on Bikram Yoga. I highly recommend doing it for at least three visits...and then decide if it's worth it!
The Plymouth studio is now moving to Northville. You can find them here -