I learned some interesting things today. First off, I’m doing not too badly on the fitness scale! (Not sure why I’m surprised about this, I have been working really hard. I am still not good at “man” push ups though, but I have been assured that this will change.) Secondly, she had a look at my shoes and how I was standing. She could tell I’m not striking off on my right foot properly, and that I’ll have to work and pay attention to my form, or else I may be susceptible to IT band issues. Apparently it is really common for women since we have weaker hips, and a lot of hip stability exercises are going to be built into the boot camp workouts. Excellent! She also suggested I start using a foam roller on a regular basis. And of course she suggested to keep going with hill training for San Francisco, but to start incorporating fatigue or speed training to help out with Goofy. Oh, and she also mentioned yoga being a great addition. Good thing I’m going for that 3 hour “yoga for runners” workshop tomorrow..!!
Class starts the second week of July and lasts for 8 weeks. I’m really excited about it. I think I’m going to get a lot out of it to help improve my running.