But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Metric System
We had our last session of training at the ASH Centre tonight. We'll continue with our training at the Jorgenson Branch YMCA on June 2nd and be meeting just once a week from then on. We'll be transitioning to training by distance rather than minutes, with the culmination of all of this being completing 13.1 miles on September 27th.
Jamey introduced some new training exercises tonight called plyometrics. For a detailed explanation of plyometrics (read: more than you wanted to know), check it out on Wikipedia. These involve jumping in place - on both feet, on one foot, scissoring our feet as we jump, etc. Jumping rope is a plyometric exercise. They require coordination and balance, and I don't have much of either one of those, but maybe I'll develop some by doing these.
We won't meet on Memorial Day, but next Thursday we'll be doing our training outside at Aboite Trails. There will be photographs taken which may be used on their website. It will be fun to be outside running together as a group.
After training tonight, Romie had run to the Centre from Jenna and Joe's apartment, and we ran back there together. They're in Mexico on their honeymoon and we cleaned their apartment for them so they could come home to a nice clean home.