Islington

Training session

Killer Kilometre August!

5 runners ran on a training session in Islington.

  • Aidan Padfield
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Sayra Tekin
  • Clair Sim
  • Islington runner
 
Monday, 3rd of August 2020
 
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

Five avid Goodgym folks joined us for our final GG Islington fitness session at The Emirates for a while. We are certainly hoping to bring these back again soon, but we are also excited to participate in our traditional group runs again from 10th April onwards (watch this space!).

Tonight's session was a continuation of Goodgym Islington's ongoing "Killer Kilometre" challenge- started as a virtual workout during lockdown and proving to be a popular test of running fitness for our GG crew!

Before taking on a hard effort (1km of fast running is hard work!), we engaged in a series of dynamic warm up exercises to prepare for the main session. A skips, A walks, butt kicks, high knees, capioca and can can exercises helped to condition the body for running fast. We also committed to a set of 5 strides- switching between recovery pace to top speed and back again in quick succession.

Our crew did an excellent job on the trial itself, with every runner completing a 1 km loop of the Emirates Stadium in 4 min 30 sec or quicker. Fantastic work, folks! Super impressive!

Next Monday evening, we will be commencing our first group run and volunteering task combo since March at Thornhill Square Gardens. Sign up here to get involved:

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/big-group-clean-up-at-the-arc-centre-group-run

And if you fancy another one of our organised fitness sessions, Trainer Simon will be leading a Kenyan Hills workout at Parliament Hill on Sunday 16th August. Followed by coffee and breakfast in a lovely Hampstead cafe!

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/kenyan-hill-repeats-at-parliament-hill

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice


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