10:30pm, Wednesday, April 19th. After cheering the Kamloops Blazers on in their last game of their incredible, groundbreaking 2011/12 season, I’m at the parking lot in Sahali Mall starting my training session. The lot is lighted and relatively flat.
The boogie is fast approaching and I am feeling the need to get all my training sessions completed before the big day. The training sessions are feeling better and better. On Sunday, our merry group of Boogie beginners trained alongside the actual route. Starting downtown, we walked / ran over the Overlander Bridge, turning around just past the Henry Grube Centre.
We are now walking two and half minutes and running three and half minutes. Running is a kind of overstating what I do, though. It’s more of a slow trot.
Coach Phil is one of Boogie’s stretching gurus. And she led us through a great stretch after the session. I try to remember the stretches so I can do them when I’m training on my own.
During the past six weeks, I’ve heard people use the term “cold water therapy”. I’ve heard people say these words with excitement and also with a bit of fear. The RunClub folks swear by it.
So, there I was, after our stretch, with a few brave souls, knee deep in the Thompson River. It was freezing. I think I lasted three or four minutes. After, though, my legs felt a lot less stiff and achy.
I am really looking forward to the Boogie.