It’s a cold afternoon in Dublin, there’s a fog coming in from the sea, wouldn’t want to be hanging about today.
So we didn’t.
For today’s saturday session I was joined by hard charging Wild Geese member, Ray. He’s an IT type, a computer geek with a penchant for mountain bikes, snowboards and anything that’ll push him to his far reaching limits.
If you subscribe to the monthly Wild Geese newsletter, you may remeber this short peice he wrote: You Cant Stop, You Wont Stop
So I knew I could have a bit of fun.
Here’s what today consisted of:
A short jog to warm up. Of course it’s never that simple, the part of the park we were in has sevaral small hills in sequence, we jogged over all of them untill we came to a set of Rugby posts that weren’t being used.
Then we got cracking:
5x Burpees with a pull up 25 meter sprint
Walk back to the posts and repeat for 5 rounds.
Then jog over to one of the hills for 3 rounds of:
Backwards running uphill Spiderman Crawl downhill
The whole thing took around 25 minutes and we were both feeling the pain and breathing hard.
You don’t need to train for hours at a time, unless your sport calls for hours of work. Which unless you’re a triathlete or runner is unlikely.
Short sharp shock workouts ought to leave you feeling like you’re ready to take on the world, not wasted for hours (like I used to feel when I trained for the marathon a while back)
Shorter workouts take less time to recover from, they take less time from your day, less time away from your family, so you can do them more often 2 x 2 hour workouts can be split into 4 x half hour workouts. You’d be able to go harder, get a higher boost to the metabolism and really turn your fitness up to the next level.
You won’t be dissapointed