Nike Run Club now offers mindfulness audio coaching, courtesy of Headspace

Three audio guides are available right now
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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.

Read this: How to use Nike+ Run Club to be a better runner

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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Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

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