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Game ON, Off Season

Three athletes for yoga, three very different sports, but all believe in the power of an off season. We talked to ultra runner Stephanie Violett, rower Michaela Copenhaver, and triathlete Ted Treise about why they schedule an off season, how they use it, and why you should, too!

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AFY Day in the Life: Andie Cozzarelli

Athlete for Yoga Andie Cozzarelli is chasing her second Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon this weekend at Indy Monumental! We checked in with her as she ramps up to see what a day in the life of Andie is like as an Athlete for Yoga. Follow along and get inspired for how you can USE yoga in your own life, training, and competition.

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Andie Cozzarelli Ready to Race Grandma's Marathon 2018

Andie Cozzarelli qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon with a 1:12 half marathon just a year after graduating from North Carolina State University. Since then she’s been on a road of ups and downs. Last December she had a disappointing race at California International Marathon, which lead her to evaluate everything from her training to her recovery to her gut health. She’s now ready to race and will line up at Grandma’s Marathon on June 16. Find out how she went from one of her lowest races to aiming for her second OTQ using recovery, meditation, and more.

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Matt Dixon: What Every Athlete Can Learn From Triathletes

Matt Dixon is a world-class triathlon coach, former pro triathlete and elite swimmer, and an exercise physiologist. You might also know him as Jesse Thomas' coach — amongst countless other IRONMAN pros — and the host of Purple Patch Podcast. He's combined his unique expertise and experience to form the backbone of his coaching philosophy, the Purple Patch Pillars of Performance. We love Matt's approach because it's incredibly balanced, and it gets results for athletes ranging from enthusiast to elite — plus he keeps it real, serving up practical solutions for even the most time-starved individuals.

We asked Matt what every athlete (no matter the sport) can learn from multi-sport athletes and his wisdom is game-changing. You're going to love his insight!

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Boston Bound 2018: Erin Kelly

We're wrapping up our Boston countdown with one more inspiring Athletes for Yoga spotlight, Erin Kelly! Or as you might know her, @eekgranola. She's running her FIRST Boston on April 16 and has been using Jasyoga and meditation to crush her training block. 

Get to know Erin, and get ready to cheer for her on Marathon Monday! 

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Boston Bound 2018: Margaret Klimek

The countdown to Boston Marathon is on and we're continuing our spotlight series on Athletes for Yoga as we countdown to race day. This week, meet Margaret Klimek, mom of two, scientist, and inspiring runner who is using Jasyoga in her training block leading up to her FIRST Boston. We can't wait to cheer for her on Marathon Monday!

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Boston Bound 2018: Jesse Blondin

We'll be spotlighting a few Athletes for Yoga as we countdown to race day. First up is Jesse Blondin, who is using Jasyoga to train for her 2nd Boston and 9th marathon. She's a mom who gets the bulk of her training by running her commute! Get to know this super inspiring woman and join us in cheering her on April 16! 

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Stephanie Howe Violett — 2018 Season Preview

Spring is here, and racing seasons are starting! From the mountains to the track to the roads to the water, Athletes for Yoga are kitting up and racing hard! We caught up with Stephanie Howe Violett as she gets into her ultra season in earnest after kicking off her season with a wicked CR at Fourmidable 50k in Auburn a couple weeks ago. 

You're not going to want to miss what's next for this Athlete for Yoga!

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How Real Athletes are Using Athletes for Yoga Training Plan

This winter we created an Athletes for Yoga Training Plan. The goal: to help you harness the power of real recovery. We designed the plans to optimize your training by making it easy for you to plan your Work INs in context of your workouts and hold yourself as accountable to your recovery as you are to all your other work. Now we're checking in on how REAL athletes for yoga are using the plan!

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Work IN 28: Andie Cozzarelli

Andie Cozzarelli is a professional runner for the Oiselle Haute Volée team. She's a 2:38 marathoner, and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon. This year one of Andie's big goals is to use Work IN to inform her recovery and mental fitness. She's been following along with all of you on the #workIN28 plan this February, and we're excited to check in with her! 

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