Week 2 Training
Recap of Discussion and Training
Warm up and Dynamic Stretching
Three Mile Run
We followed up with everybody to find out if they had run/walked 3 miles 3 times in the past week. There were a few who had not yet accomplished that goal, so we renewed our efforts for this coming week.
The Importance of Following the FIT Acronym
• FIT is an acronym that tells us three important factors for improving fitness or getting stronger in any way.
• "F" stands for frequency. If we only perform an exercise once in a while, our body will not adapt to the increased muscle tension or cardio-vascular stress. It is important we run at least twice more during the coming week, and then we will probably notice it getting easier as the weeks go by.
• "I" stands for intensity. In order for our workouts to produce the reactions we want in our body, we have to push ourselves. We should go just a little faster than we are comfortable for the distance we plan to complete. As we continue with our training program, we will include some sprinting, and interval training as well.
• "T" stands for time. Most people understand that they have to sustain their exercise for at least 30-45 minutes at a time in order to see gains. In the coming months, we will do some workouts that last 2 hours or more, but for now, an hour is enough.
Join us next week on Saturday, December 26th, 7:00am at Sheldon High School track. We will complete a 4 mile run on the track. The following week, January 2, we will hit the road, mapping a 5 mile, out and back route through the Gilham neighborhoods.