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SEPTEMBRE – SEPTEMBER Semaine 9 – Week 9
Le compte à rebours a commencé: la course aura lieu dans 3 semaines!
Countdown is on: 3 weeks left before the race!
AOÛT – AUGUST Semaine 8 – Week 8
Our amazing friend Joe came back from Colorado. He ran the TRANS ROCKIES 2016! A three day event of 30K+ per day, all.occurring between 8500′ and 12500′. The poles were required on day 2 to climb 10k to the top of Hope Pass. Bravo Joe! After race (his legs were asking for more???), he climbed a couple of peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park which is unbelievably beautiful.
Hopefully Joe’s ankle will get better soon (but not soon enough to run with us the Oakville half-marathon)… Last week, « after a moment of in attention » his motorcycle fell on his my left ankle in his own driveway, as he prepared to leave for work.
Get better soon Joe and come visit us at EJ!
Semaine 7 – Week 7
Semaine 6 – Week 6
Want to try something different for strength training? At the gym, at home, in a hotel room or while camping, have fun with a TRX (suspension trainer). Usually hanged to a door, you can fasten it to a tree or anything 7 feet high, or higher, and strong enough ;-). There are plenty of routines available on Youtube and a TRX kit comes also with a small book of main exercices. Depending on the type of exercise you’re doing, you can use the handles for your hands or your feet. Excellent to improve balance, while you work on any parts of your body, using your body weight and engaging your core. Thanks to Chris who initiated me to it. Since he travels a lot for work, his TRX is always in his suitcase.
Lately, I am using it for my legs workout. I find it very effective for the back, chest, shoulders, triceps and biceps as well. However, my preference for back and shoulders workout is the good old pull-up bar. A classic 🙂
My legs routine: Regular squats for warm up, 2-3 rep of each: single leg squats (pictures 1-4), bowler’s lunges, single leg lunges (pictures 5-12), leg pulls (on your back), cycling, and mountain climbers (on plank position).
Semaine 5 – Week 5
To be relevant with my last post about trail running, today I explored the Kenna Cartwright Nature Park, here in Kamloops, where are 30+ trails (from easy to extremely difficult), for more than 40km total. Bonus: it is located only 2km from my hotel (down a 1 km hill 🙂 ).
JUILLET – JULY Semaine 4 – Week 4
Here what is going on in Nova Scotia: Jacquie has a boot camp a few times a week and is sharing the beautiful scenery where she runs. Merci Jacquie pour le partage et continue!
JUILLET – JULY Semaine 3 – Week 3
JUILLET – JULY Semaine 2 – Week 2
Riverfront Trail, long run 18km – It’s great to have Chris’ compagny along the way (he follows me on a bike!).
JUILLET – JULY Semaine 1 – Week 1