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Dear First Striders & Mentors -
I hope this Week 4 email finds you all in good health and that your difficulties are manageable, although I fear they are not for some.
We're in our 2nd week of cancelled workshops. The City of NMB has now cancelled our Week 5 (April 1 - no fooling) workshop as well. It appears the city is going to follow this pattern of "wait & see" for awhile.
We are also evaluating our options. We are working with our sponsors, the Grand Strand Running Club (GSRC) and the City of NMB to consider our options for the rest of our Spring schedule. We will keep you posted in the next several days ... stay tuned!
WEEK 4 WORKOUT (March 25 - 31): 3 Easy minutes; 3 Hard minutes x 4 repetitions. Always begin with the 5 minute warmup and end with the 5 minute cool down. 3 times this week - every other day.
ATTENDANCE CREDIT CHALLENGE: For those of you that were able to complete your 3 homework sessions last week (Week 3 - March 18-24), please REPLY to this email with the following sentence:
"(First & Last name) completed all 3 workouts for Week 3."
CROSS TRAINING (available under Workshop Topics): Our First Strides NMB homework is excellent for your aerobic capacity (heart, lungs, breathing, endurance), muscle tone, weight control, stress release and other benefits. Cross training activities are recommended for strength, flexibility and additional cardiovascular benefits. Cross training would be effective on your rest days from "striding" or could be added to the end of your existing workouts, when you're warmed up.
At this time when we are being asked to stay at home and avoid others through "social distancing", cross training exercises might just add a little bit of excitement to your day and improve your overall health. Check it out!
This is a difficult time for the world. We are lucky we can still get outdoors for exercise and celebrate our improving health. Please continue to follow the recommended avoidance practices.
Stay well all!
For details, go to: www.FirstStridesNMB.com
For questions, email: FirstStridesNMB.firstname.lastname@example.org