I did make it to BMF this morning after my night out. I even congratulated myself for remembering to retrieve my running kit from the car at nearly midnight on my way home to avoid me having clothing issues in the morning. A good night out had by all and I attribute my clear head this morning to the 45 mins it took me to get home by bus! Being a cheap-skate if its possible to I’ll go by bus, and not take a cab. Waiting for buses in the cold and walking to and from bus stops is good exercise and helps the body burn off the wine consumed earlier!
I did have a bit of a wobble when I arrived at BMF because it felt much colder than expected when I took off my layers. At the start of the class feeling cold and stiff I found my self going backwards. Not proper backwards running, (which is supposed to be so good for the legs and the glutes), but running forwards in a group and moving rapidly to the back of the group!
Today we ran intervals holding our breath. Running short sprints between bins and trees along North Carriage Drive and between markers holding our breath. Apparently its good for training your body to be more efficient in burning oxygen so it improves your running efficiency. We sometimes run sprints screaming out loud which has the same effect. Whether it works or not the instructors like it because at least it cuts the chatter!
Obviously running on nice dry clean tarmac for too long is not BMF style so we moved onto the muddy grass for some leopard and bear crawling, burpees and sit-ups to make sure we looked the part on our final sprint past the tourists, suitably covered in mud.
And then another busy day and a late rushed blog having travelled to the Isle of Wight. Normal service and blog catch up will be resumed this weekend.
Janathon day 20. 1 hour BMF class, about 2.5 miles.