Run to the Beat of… Lululemon?

by September 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm 1,825 0

"Borderstan" "Lululemon" "P Street NW"

Running (Jana Petersen)

From Jana Petersen. Questions or comments, email Jana at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @jana_petersen.

Along with the colors, tastes, fashion and flavors of the fall season – comes the burden (and excitement) of parsing through endless lists of seasonal races in the DC metropolitan area. What to choose? Vienna Pumpkin Run or Parks Run? Veterans Run or Parks Half Marathon? Marine Corps? Run Geek Run? (This is actually the name of the run.)

In anticipation of the various races this fall season (not to mention the free shirts to add to my collection), I opened DC’s running schedule  and started to plan…

About five minutes into some browsing and (overly) ambitious planning, I realized that I probably wasn’t ready for what I was (and am) planning on signing up for. A friend, former Lululemon employee and recent transplant to the area brought to my attention a pretty cool opportunity aimed at helping people train for upcoming races and supporting a community of runners…

Every Monday night at 6:30 pm, Lululemon in Logan Circle hosts a running club, where you can opt in for either a 3 mile or 7 mile run (the latter more focused on speed, sounds like something for more experienced runners.)  All runs are led by members of the Washington Running Club, and each run is followed by group stretching, a running Q+A, and various topical discussions as it relates to running and fitness. Let me recap: free + local + fitness-oriented + professionally led?

Yes, please!

Disclaimer: I have yet to attend one of the Monday running groups, but am planning on beginning across the next couple of weeks. A full follow-up debrief soon after my first go.

Kick start your fall season off right! What races — local or otherwise — are you planning on running? Have you gone to Lululemon’s running clubs? What do you think?

What else?

If you starting reading this article in the hopes that it might address something related to yoga — and have made it this far — congratulations, your efforts do not come unrewarded:

  • Lululemon hosts other complimentary yoga sessions? Free, did I mention – free!
  • Check out yoga: Wednesdays at 6:30 in DuPont Circle / Sundays at 3:45 pm at Stroga in Adams Morgan.


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