We love data. That's why every single time you walk into class, you get your own piece of chalk so that you can capture your own personal stats. Yours. Not your neighbors. Yours. This is important for so many reasons:
It makes your training session more meaningful and effective
Now you have something to chase down that is personalized for you. Everyone in the room is chasing something different, but everyone is working just as hard. That's the magic. Instead of just getting yourself through the training session, you have something specific and measurable to go after.
It will make you better
You'll reach further if you have something to reach for. It's that simple. Our goal isn't just to get to the end of the class. Our goals is to get to the end with an intense feeling of accomplishment. And our sights set on what we might be able to do next time. That's how we get better. You can't do that if you don't know where you are ... specifically where you are. i.e. I can run .29 miles in 2 minutes flat. Next time I'm going to see if I can get to .30. That is meaningful.
It creates bigger goals to chase
Now that you know where you are, you can set your sights on where you want to go. And it has to be specific. "I want to get stronger" or "I want to get faster" isn't specific and therefore very difficult to know exactly what to do to get there. "I want to be able to do one strict pullup." Now we're talking. Now your coaches can create a strategy for you to get there. "I want to run one mile in under 7 minutes." Perfect! We can figure out how to bridge the gap and get you there!
By writing it down, you know where you are in most areas of our workout, and you're all reaching for the next little bit. All of this is why we created TreadMighty - the only two Fly Feet training sessions that repeat. Every six weeks we do these to see how far we've come.
In the spirit of continually reaching and measuring, we're going to do a true one mile time trial, to see where we are. It will be a full class - you'll have a nice, long warm up and prep for your one mile. We'll coach you through the one mile effort, and then you'll have a lot of good mobility and recovery. If it's a true, true all out effort, you shouldn't be able to or want to do anything else! It will happen at 8:00 on Saturday, April 21st during Stride. Sign up online!