Hotel Aix Les Bains L'Iroko
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... What we did today: Started the day with a chat from Liz about how to train like an Olympic athlete. Good tips such as, target certain races, create an individual race plan and make sure all other races are helping you step forwards towards your 'A' goal. Also, have a day of complete rest each week as recovery is key to adaptation and performance. Morning session was Threshold training, on the flat. 3 min's running just ...
... 30 seconds. We had to do three sets with 3 mins jogging recovery. I don't think I quite got myself to maximum heart rate, but I was pretty close. Also spent a bit of time on fast running technique. Pouring rain and wind, so not a day for hanging around or taking pictures. Evening: No organised run, but a few of us went for a recovery run. Distance: 5.5 miles; Time: 44:47; Avg. Pace: 9:15; heart rate effort: 71%; Calories spent: 662. Altitude: undulating between 1,000 and ...
... be a testing competition course, for regular runners like me, it's challenging but stunning. We had 25 Degree sunshine; in the pouring rain it must be even more fun, if not somewhat hazardous. Afterwards (and after re-fueling), we headed down to the lake for a refreshing dip - just right for easing the muscles. Back to the Chalet early evening and I chilled out with a sauna and Jacuzzi. Then the rain came down. Holiday ...
... how we should run hills for an optimum workout. Some technical stuff about eccentric muscle contractions, but mostly practicing good technique such as running off the balls of your feet, using your arms and upper body to help power yourself up the hill, smaller steps, lift the knees higher, keep the body straight, tilting forward slightly, etc. so, this was a practice session rather than a hard workout, phew. The other trainer - Steph Lightfoot - gave us a similar ...
... existed, and I was left totally humbled by collapsing on the floor with a grunt, whilst others kept their Pelvis tucked in, back straight and limbs at right angles: 1 hour strenuous workout. I couldn't maintain enough concentration to take in what she said about how core strength improves running times, but it sounded convincing. Early evening: 3.7 miles recovery run. Undulating track. Time: 34:28; Pace: 9:17; heart rate effort: 68%; Calories spent: 502; altitude 1,200 Meters. ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed