Week three training peaks for the team
We are only two weeks out from the Heller’s Pegasus Fun Run and we have upped the ante in our training.
This week as part of our 8 week challenge at Snap Fitness, Shannon, Emma and I embarked on the ‘‘Treadmill Challenge’’ which involves a reverse pyramid style challenge.
We ran 1km on the treadmill, followed by 100 body weight squats, then 900 metres on the treadmill followed by 90 body weight squats and so on, down to 500 metres and 50 squats.
For those who share my maths ability that is 4.5km and 450 squats!
We allowed ourselves an hour for the challenge and engaged the support of personal trainer Geoff Callender, to time us and encourage us to the end. We surprised ourselves and no doubt him by finishing well within the hour.
Further to our surprise, we weren’t even hobbling the next day and Shannon was straight back to the gym the following day.
Last week I also caught up with a bunch of fit mothers who work out with Mitzi Taylor in a group fitness class held at Swannanoa Hall every Tuesday, Friday and now Wednesday.
The exercise was intense but fun, and it was all done within a carefree, non judgmental environment. Taylor describes the Tuesday and Friday exercise classes as cardio based, total body conditioning- using only your body weight for resistance, while Wednesday morning is a mixed martial arts inspired workout.
Karly Flanagan and Alana Lennard attend the class and are both entering the Pegasus Fun Run as well.
‘‘These classes are great for fitness and having friends, and Mitzi here to motivate us is great,’’ Lennard said .
She said they entered the fun run last year doing the 11km event.
‘‘It was great to have a fitness goal to keep motivated and being able to train and then run it with a friend was awesome.’’
This week Shannon, Emma and I will be at boot camp at Snap, followed by another personal training session on Friday – who knows what Geoff has instore this week? We’ll keep you posted.
Emma and I have also taken to walking in our lunch hour; it’s an easy way to get those steps up during the day. We’re aiming to get to 10,000 steps every day as part of our Steptember commitment.
I guess you could say we’re all just busy enough!
Emma Dangerfield, Shannon Beynon, Geoff Callender, Kim Nutbrown