This was a slow week on the training front. I managed to get in few runs and stair sessions, but I have been having some stomach issues so have not quite been up to scratch. It seemed like a long week! Highlight of the week was our departmental outing to the Museum of Science on Friday, where we went on a scavenger hunt. We had to solve a murder mystery, and I unfortunately could not drag myself away from Fibonacci, and his Sequence! What I did not know was that he was known as "Bhigellone" (dunce) and his father (also an outstanding mathematician was known as "Bonacci" (dope). I spent a long time in the section "Mathematica"! Anyway, after a long lunch, I was barely back in the office when I had to go to my skipping class and I was still feeling completely undigested.
This week we learned to do back and forth, scissors and run whilst skipping. We skipped with our eyes closed, and then we skipped for speed. I finally understand why people say you can burn zillions of calories skipping.
We warmed up with music at 140bpm. Then for the speed training part she revved it up to 170bpm and we had to skip fast, flat out. I had sweat pouring down my face and my shirt was soaked afterwards. It was incredible, but what great fun. It does seem to take a bit out of one, as I tried a slow 1 mile cool down and my legs felt like jelly! Go on, give it a go - I dare you!
Page from Fibonacci's Liber Abacci leading up to the Sequence (Biblioteca di Firenze)