The Nike Run Club app hosts a selection of audio-guided runs, putting Nike's coaches and famous athletes in your ears to keep you motivated. Now, you can also plug into some meditation guides to help you clear your head as you're pounding those pavements.
Nike has teamed up with meditation app Headspace for some "mindful" runs, with three available in the app right now. They work similar to Nike's other audio coaching programs but add in tips to "unlock strength and peace from within" says Nike.
The new guides feature Nike's Coach Bennett and runner Colleen Quigley offering advice. "The guidance blends technical and motivational components, making it a little more active and upbeat than a sitting meditation," said Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe.
The idea is to keep your focus on your workout and to stop your mind wandering to unfinished tasks, unanswered emails and all the other bits of life's rich tapestry that have a tendency to niggle. And if you're more of a gym-goer you'll get some Headspace workouts tips made just for you, with more added every Monday.
It's a partnership that makes perfect sense, both for runners who want to tune out of life's distractions and athletes who want to train - and recover - more effectively.
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