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: September 9th
- San Gorgonio: September 15th
- Mt. Baden- Powell: September 29th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and meeting details.
Cost Mesa Community Run- Sep 23
About: Beautiful cross country/trail event through Fairview Park. The 5K and 10K Runs take place on Sunday morning through Fairview Park. This is a USATF sanctioned event; both competitive and recreational runners are welcomed. Come out and 'Run for Fun' and support Costa Mesa Community and its students. All runners will receive a "tech fit" t-shirt and goodie bag. FREE PARKING at Estancia High School.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT The Public Schools of Costa Mesa
Long Beach Half & Full Marathon- Oct 7
About: Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, “Run Long Beach”. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.
Surf City 10 Mile or 10K- Oct. 14
About: Surf City 10 gives you the option to run 5K, 10K or the incredibly popular, 10 miles course. You get to pick your distance, and each one follows an easy course—no hills! Oh, did we mention the medals? Because they’re serious bling. No matter which course you choose, you get our fantastic hardware. We want our runners to enjoy themselves, which is why we also encourage your most awesome costume duds! Whether you register for Surf City 10 as a family-friendly day at the beach or a training run for longer future races, we welcome all! So join us on October 14, 2018 for California’s Perfect 10!
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