I sincerely hope you’re enjoying this fine weather we are having and making
the most of exercising in the great outdoors. I’ve been training in Blenheim and the university parks and the smell of the lime trees has been stunning. So not only do you get to experience the great outdoors, but the environment is perfumed too…
Unlike the smelly trainee I was standing next to last week! I was going to suggest that he took a trip to the local farmer’s sheep dip to clean up … What planet are these people on? Have they never heard of hygiene??
It’s at this time of the year I start to plan my autumn and winter training,
starting with the Great North Run in September. If we want to stay motivated we need to keep setting targets and goals regarding training. During the week I heard an interview with two swimmers who won gold at the Commonwealth Games. The day after their win they were back at their training camp at Loughborough to continue on their quest for gold at next year’s European Championships. That’s goal setting and commitment for you.
Of course, your goal can be much smaller than theirs … think of something you want to achieve, whether in training or nutrition, and set your goal now for the autumn.
Finally, remember: “You can’t train your way out from having poor nutrition!”
Update on Classes
During August classes get very quiet so I may mothball Wednesday till September. Please keep an eye out for an email regarding classes. It also gives me a break during the summer as I’m very busy with Camp Energy.
The Little Black Number returns on Thursday 4th September with a new programme getting you all ready to don the LBN at the “Feast in the Hall” party on December 13th!
As from Saturday 2nd August payments for class will be made down at the gym area to Chrissy, peeps, and no longer at reception. The centre has introduced a new regime and this will be the format until further notice. Please can you all try to bring the correct change for the class, £6 – especially my North Oxford posse as it will be quite tough to keep giving change for those £50 notes …! Thank you.