Incorporating Formula Classes Into Your Race Training

Hey gang!

If you've been to one of our classes, you know we aim to improve your strength, stamina, and function while having some fun along the way. 

Lately, I've been having a lot of discussions with our clients about how to incorporate Formula classes into their training for upcoming races, so I wanted to summarize my recommendations here.


1-3 Equilibrium Classes a week: ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) recommends 2-3 days of strength training throughout the week, and I recommend taking at least 48 hours between strength training sessions. Strength training will improve your running economy, efficiency, make you more resistant to overtraining by improving your hormonal profile, and make your body more resilient to the training load of all those miles! Be CONSISTENT and you will feel the benefits in a few short weeks!


1-2 Focus Classes a week: These classes can serve as a quality session (a hard-running workout), and if you are treating them as such, give 2-3 days in between classes. They're also a great opportunity for just solid running efforts, going by feel, and not paying attention to the GPS or splits. 


3) Runners Love Yoga: We offer yoga classes Thursdays at 12pm and Sundays at 3pm. Ann M's yoga technique is running-specific and is designed to reduce the risk of injury, improve your range of motion, balance, and just make your fascia feel good!