Meditation can do wonders for runners as you set and go for your goals.
Professional ultrarunner Timothy Olson and his ultrarunning wife, Krista, are strong believers in mindfulness and meditation. Tim credits it with taking his running to new levels. In an effort to pass along the power to others, the two have launched a meditation-centered running program called Run Mindful Retreats.
“Our retreats are more about enjoying the connection with yourself and the earth,” says Tim, who leads runs and meditation sessions at the retreats. “We want to help others find a blissful state while being out in nature.”
If you’re ready to jump in with a weekend of running and guided meditation, consider one of these getaways:
Run Mindful Retreats
The program includes guided meditation, group runs and yoga with plenty of time for Q&A.
August 11–14, $650 Boulder, CO (retreats are also offered in California)
Running With the Mind of Meditation
Attendees will experience sitting, walking and running meditations, yoga and group discussion.
Sept. 2–5, $255 Red Feather Lakes, CO