The evenings are dark. The mules get tucked away in the barns with a new bed of hay to nestle into. Safe. Cosy. Hibernation mode switched on.
Well, perhaps at the donkey sanctuary. Not here in Poole and Bournemouth.
This is Ashley Cross Green during Madmule Fitness H.I.L.L. With dynamic warm ups, running drills, specific strengthening and stabilisation drills. Springness drills, tempo elevations and much more to improve everyone's running ability and general body conditioning.
Intensity was high by the middle of the main sets. This was down to everyone knowing their intent for each drill. The application of thought being played out with a physical action.
Think it. Do it. Make it.
Observing plays a big role in how Madmule coaches someone forward. Identifying movement patterns that are contributing to a positive outcome. At the same time, picking up on areas that can contribute far more and coaching someone how they go about that.
Stats have huge benefit, especially as training becomes focused on a performance goal. As I enter a solid 4 week block of training for the CTS 45 miler, the devil is back to the detail. Taking a step away from the stats for the last 4 weeks has demonstrated its benefits. This session is my own effort of H.I.L.L last night before the Madmules turned up. Everyone was then presented the session, fresh from the mules mouth. Couldn't resist! Cringe.
Hibernation is an option. So is getting out in the cold, wind and rain.
The method will determine how much spring is in the step in Spring.
Best in training.