Sunday long run: Get your fitness fix from the sofa

Podcasts, guides, and new classes to book this week
Get your fitness fix from the sofa

Ah Sunday – for some people it's the time to tackle that long run in the marathon program For others, the chance to take a well-deserved break from working out. But if you can't take your mind off your goals, there's plenty you can do from the comfort of your sofa.

Everything from new workouts and the latest studios opening up, to amazing new yoga retreats to book and the best new podcast to listen to during your long Sunday run.

And check out some of this week's Get Sweat Go highlights:

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Marathon Talk Podcast

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If you're looking for insight and inspiration for your running then this podcast hosted by multi sport athletes Martin Yelling and Tom Williams is by far one of the best out there. The pair discuss the world of marathon running and have regular guest interviews with some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people across the sport. The most recent podcast features Comrades 3rd female and 2012 Olympian Caitriona Jennings, everything you need to know about the Kipchoge sub-2 hour marathon attempt, and Jim Walmsley and Clare Gallagher's Western States 100 success. Perfect for your Sunday run or an afternoon sat in the garden.

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Chamonix to Zermatt: The classic Walker's Haute Route

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The latest release from the Cicerone's phenomenally impressive guides to the outdoors covers the classic Haute hiking route. The 225km walk that heads through the French and Swiss Alps, crosses 11 passes and gains more than 14,000m in height, is hailed as one of the most beautiful in the world.

Broken into 14 stages, the book covers clear route descriptions and mapping, along with awe-inspiring photography across the full distance. Not only that, but there's advice on accommodation in alpine villages and mountain refuges, trekking safety, equipment, itinerary planning and preparation.

Price: $24.95

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SoulCycle, London

After launching 88 studios across the US and Canada, SoulCycle finally ventured across the pond last month to set up its first location in London. In the past few weeks it's become one of the most popular destinations for spin fans in the capital, with devotees posting their love of the new venue across social media. The mix of carefully choreographed classes, high-octane positivity and modern studio space make it a place worth visiting whether you're into spin or just want to see what all the fuss is about.

Where: Soho, London

Price:£24 per session

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On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace

When it comes to history and culture, few fitness activities have the kind of story that yoga has. In Heitor Dhalia’s documentary we follow acclaimed photographer Michael O’Neill in understanding the philosophy and spirituality of Yoga. It's a beautifully made piece of cinematography that delves into the deeper meanings of yoga. The film looks closely at the work of O'Neill and his time spent in India speaking to and photographing yogis great masters. A long way from practising yoga in the local gym.

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Soul Circus

Festivals have come a long way since from that trip to V Festival in the late 90s. Now you can head to a field and enjoy a selection of fitness, wellness and running activities instead of wearing glitter and drinking watered down cider. For yogis, Soul Circus is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend outdoors. In the day you practise yoga, relax in a spa or try a range of healthy foods and juices, then, in the evening, head to the stage for a night of cocktails and DJs before you start it all again the next day. The perfect festival for a bit of balance.

When: 16-19 August

Where: Elmore, the Cotswolds

Price: From £79

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Tracksmith summer range

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When it comes to fashionable running gear, there aren't many brands out there producing stuff that's as attractive and as technical as Tracksmith. The Boston-based running brand has quickly become one of the most popular for people looking for apparel that looks as good as it feels. This week it launched it's summer range of products featuring a host of new colorways covering UV-protective long sleeves, swim-friendly shorts and travel-ready accessories. There's pretty much nothing on there we don't want.

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