Introducing First Timer Craig (aka BoDuke)
Good session Tenjiso - really glad you've outwitted the injury
I'm just not feeling it this week. The snow is pretty bad here and I am so hopeless at running on ice/snow that I've just stuck to cross-training. Did a one-to-one yoga session this morning which felt great. Really worked on my hip flexors, that have a tendency to tighten up, and then pull my pelvis a bit out of kilter. I have had a real on/off relationship with yoga over the years but when I moved to Rye I found a great teacher and it's been part of my regime for about 18 months now. I find it really helpful and it's a rare (!) occasion that I don't feel competitive or that I need to push myself. I just let my body do what it wants to do. Any other yogis out there?
Good effort Oscarr. Just a quickie to say morning all - as still being technologically challenged - I like treadmills too but I also like getting outside - horses for courses!
What you up to today Craig?
Oscarr, totally agree. I'd never really enjoyed yoga (more endured it) until this current teacher. It's all about finding someone who you trust and respect and click with. Same as coaches really Morning Craig, done your 6 miles steady yet? Was thinking about your long run this weekend and our chat about pace and finding it hard to run at a very easy pace (getting a bit mind-numbed!). So I was thinking about throwing in some faster bouts.
My suggestion is 3 miles easy (10.45ish?), 1 mile MP, 4 miles easy, 1 mile MP, 4 miles easy, final mile at 9.40ish.
How does that sound?
BoDuke wrote (see)
really enjoyed being out this morning. Really enjoyed it. Hit of oxygen, movement, rhythm, space, engagement, felt smooth and like I was passing through space and time with effortless ease. Disappointed when finished. Hummm, might be a good way of sparking things up if need to get re-Invigerated.
oscarr wrote (see)
Sam - how did you find your yoga teacher, advert/recommendation/friend ? and do you do it in a class or always one on one? is it expensive and how often do you do it? Sorry for all the questions but good to log for the future.
It was through a friend's recommendation. I normally do weekly class (about 10 people) which is £7 but that was my second one-to-one, and you get so much out of the personal attention, that I think it's definitely worth doing every 3-4 weeks... informs what you do in the next class. The cost is £25 for an hour (the class is 90 mins) but it feels quite concentrated.
BoD, well done on getting out there - and pace was only a few secs off 'steady' so nothing to worry about.. I just road-tested some overshoe ice spikes yesterday - review on my website. They instil huge confidence and are mega grippy, but not very comfy .
Btw, you can see if there's an Alexander Technique teacher near you by looking at their website which is www.stat.org.uk
Thanks oscarr! I can see why people might not want to do the distance, but the training is as much fun as anything else. Requires motivation and drive, but once your out... Was thinking about the right hander onto the Saine, running towards Notre-Dame, 14/15 miles and feeling strong...
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