With all the running drills we’ve been working, Tuesday night was time to put it too the test. After a bit of jumprope, hamstring,hip and ankle mobility, it was time to hit the streets. The wet pavement and uphill finish definitely make this a tougher test than a track, but isn’t the challenge what we look for? Really impressive times for our finishers with Sebastian leading the men at a 6:00, and Julia taking the womens time at 7:04. More importantly, there were a lot of times close on their tails, and some big PRs from our “non runners”. Possibly all that work Chris has been putting in is paying off…
Back inside it was a switch in gears- from all out speed to two movements that require control and stability first and foremost. While the Turkish Getup is known for those attributes, the walking DB Good Morning also requires core strength, isometric work in the lats and rear delts, and grip work. the key to the movement is short steps, and only going as far as flexibility allows while maintaining a tight arched spine. Think of the same points as an RDL or GM, one leg at a time, while keeping hips from rotating out. Adds up! this also falls under the “it feels like a nice stretch” as you do it category. Those illusions are likely now shattered (if not, tomorrow AM).