|Training Schedule - Week 16|
Week 16: Special guest writer Gerry Martinez
With the 100 mile run behind us I am now focused on my preparations for this week’s Intertrust Cayman Marathon. There is still time to sign up. In fact you can register at the Marriott on Saturday December 3rd and while you’re there you come listen to me speak about my experience last weekend. One thing I learned from my run last weekend is that you are all capable of much more than you give yourself credit for. Many of the supporters last week set personal records for distance covered. Nicole Frolick showed up to run a couple of miles with us and left after covering 23 miles. Yes 23 miles and no she has not ever run a marathon. Must be the yoga. Alan (not sure of his last name) came out to join for a couple of miles early Saturday afternnoon and when I asked him what he was doing for next week’s race he told me he was thinking of doing the half marathon but wasn’t sure if he could do it as his training hadn’t gone all that well and 13.1 miles was a long way. Alan finally departed from our crew 15.2 miles later. Safe to say he now knows he can and I’m pretty certain the Cayman community is full of people like Nicole and Alan. I’m not saying sign up for the marathon and give it a go. I don’t want anyone to injure themselves but walking the half is something most of you are capable of. Especially with a 6 hour time limit.....
Shortly after our island run I mentioned to Gerry about having the opportunity to write a weekly article for Caymanian Compass. His ears instantly perked up and his famous big smile flashed across his face. Gerry has written a few free lance articles for various running publications and he jumped at the chance to write this week’s article. He are his thoughts on pre-race preparations. I’ve added a few comments in brackets.
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 4, 2011.
Our exercise schedules come in three forms: Beginner walker, Beginner runner and Novice runner and will be updated each week.
Week 16: December 1 to December 4, 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.