I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
I told you I was going to help out with the YMCA’s half marathon training program in exchange for using their Alter-G. I will now put pressure on my mom friends reading. (Skip ahead if you are not a mom in San Antonio who doesn’t already run enough to give yourself a stress fracture.) You all should sign up for this! It looks like it’ll be really well done (despite my involvement) and super fun. You can participate at any of the Ys in town. You run three times a week — twice on your own and once with a group on the weekends. There’s running and walking and running. AND I will watch your child when you run those two times during the week if you need me too. Here’s the flyer. I will probably pressure you again. (Hey, you knew there’d be trouble when you took me on as a friend.)
But back to my new boyfriend, Alter G. The genius of the machine is that you forget you’re running with a gravity assist. You just feel like you’re running really well. And that’s sooooo darn fun. And I do feel like I’m getting a good cardiovascular workout. I think I’ll have to add some aqua jogging back into the mix this week though– as much as I despise it — so I the air won’t feel quite so thick when I get to run again in a few weeks. I’ll see the sports podiatrist this week. Keep your fingers crossed he tells me I can put the Alter G up to 30% body weight instead of 20%. “How to Train for the Leadville 100 at Sea Level in Low Gravity.” by Liza Howard, 2011.