Welcome to the Spectra Yoga Run Club!
Spectra Yoga is proud to present our Run Club. For the Summer 2018 season, this club will meet at 7:00 am Sundays for a run, 6:00 pm Tuesday evenings (offsite) for a track workout/hill training, and Thursdays at Spectra for any yoga class. Runners combine training, running, and yoga to help strengthen and gain endurance for half & full marathons, fun races, and mud runs across Southern California as a team. This club is open to all no matter what level you're at because when you run and stretch, you will progress and prevent injuries.
This club will be coached by Kevin Mullen, certified Running Coach and Amanda Arias, spirited, running Ambassadors for Spectra Yoga. Read about these awesome individuals below.
New events and races will be added to the schedule as the club grows and evolves!
COST TO JOIN THE RUN CLUB
Anyone can join at any time with a month to month payment at the following:
- Spectra Yoga Members: $19/mo added to current membership
- Non-Members: $59/mo (1 Yoga Class included with Race Training)
UPCOMING HIKES & RUNS
Six Pack of Peaks Challenge
About: Marathon training doesn't just mean running all the time. Join Coach Kevin as he leads the group on a training hike across 6 various trails across Southern California. Each hike is progressively more challenging to help with endurance and cardio vascular strength, not to mention a fun day hiking in nature with your Run Club teammates. The six hikes are as follows:
- Mt. Wilson: June 23rd
- Cucamonga Peak: June 30th
- Mt. San Antonio (aka Mt. Baldy): July 14th
- San Bernardino Peak: July 28th
- Mt. San Jacinto: August 11th
- San Gorgonio: August 25th
If you are going to participate in the hikes, you need to purchase an Adventure Pass at R.E.I. in Huntington Beach or carpool with someone who has a pass for parking. Meeting times for the hikes will be at 6:00 am. Feel free to contact Coach Kevin at email@example.com for questions and meeting details.
Orange County Trail Runs
About: Throughout the summer, Coach Kevin takes you off the asphalt and onto the dirt as he introduces the Run Club to some amazing trail runs right here in our own backyard. There are many trails closer than you think to help you train for your future runs. Each trail will be announced in the Run Club Facebook Group.
Link: Orange County Trail Runs
Meet Your Run Club Coaches
Kevin is also a huge yoga enthusiast and has been practicing yoga for 5 years, mostly Hatha Vinyasa and some Yin Yoga. Bikram/Hot Yoga is one more his more favorite styles as he has noticed how the hot yoga classes has helped him with his endurance and flexibility. In May 2004, Coach Kevin won the Bikram yoga challenge by going to yoga every day consecutively for 30 days.
"Practicing yoga has kept me injury free, while training for marathons. My running time have improved dramatically, and I believe the addition of yoga into my training has gotten me to Boston 3 times. I believe yoga and running is the perfect combination. It works for me and other athletes, and I know it will work for you." ~Coach Kevin
Amanda has coupled her running with TRX and Yoga. TRX trains provides strength and endurance for all of her obstacle races, while yoga has upped her game 100%! She has better blood flow throughout her body, which has reduced the cramping. She finds that her improved flexibility in mind and body is clutch for mental determination to finish the long distance runs.
"I JUST FELT LIKE RRRRRRRUUUUUUUNNNNNNING!" ~Amanda