“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”
– The Lion King
Week 10: Running Prep 101
This past Sunday a small contingent of Cayman’s running community made the trek from Hurley’s parking lot to Rum Point, a mere 22.5 miles. Many of the individuals who ran are training for the New York City Marathon on November 6th and have signed up as part of Nick Quinn’s Run For Horner. Alexandra (Alex) Horner, a friend to many residents here on the island, past away suddenly last New Year’s eve. As a tribute to her, Nick and about a dozen other runners from the island are running in this year’s event and raising funds for Asthma UK. I am a big admirer of those who run for a purpose and wish them the best of luck with their race. I know they are all going to perform wonderfully and they will remember the experience always. I’d also like to thank Beth Schreader for organizing the Rum Point Run.
Each week A Crazy Idea will provide a suggested schedule of activity for those individuals who are looking to get a little bit crazy and dwell outside their comfort zone as they prepare for and complete their first Half Marathon (13.1 miles).
Here at A Crazy Idea we truly believe the importance of a balanced and healthy diet as well as regular exercise. Below we have created simple exercise regimes you can follow, either to get you up and active, or running schedules you can follow to get you fit in order to partake at any level in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon on December 3, 2011.
Our exercise schedules come in three forms: Beginner walker, Beginner runner and Novice runner and will be updated each week.
Week 10: October 20 to October 26, 2011
Your health is of the utmost importance and not to be neglected. Even though moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start any exercise program.