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Outdoor Bootcamp...eeek!

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cardoon Thu 30-Oct-14 19:45:38

Just signed up for early morning outdoor classes - what do I need to know?

heather1 Thu 30-Oct-14 19:46:59

I used to do them, I loved it. Water, something warm to wear after the class. I used to cover my car seat with plastic bags if the park had been really muddy. Enjoy!

26Point2Miles Thu 30-Oct-14 19:49:25

You need to leave your princess crown at home and expect to get wet and dirty!

Gloves for putting hands on the ground. Also a good waterproof mat ( dry it thoroughly between sessions

I have a hat and a running belt for keys etc

Towel in the car to sit on if I get soaked

Enjoy!!

PaperPomPom Thu 30-Oct-14 19:49:46

Take gloves when it gets cold - even if you're in a vest top when training, cold hands make it miserable.

I miss bootcamp sigh

cardoon Thu 30-Oct-14 19:57:28

What kind of mat/gloves rubber?, good call re cover for car seat...

26Point2Miles Thu 30-Oct-14 20:17:08

The rubbery mats take ages to dry, so try and avoid. How many times a week are you going?

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 30-Oct-14 20:19:08

I do this three times a week at 6.15am in a park

Essentials:
gloves. I've just switched to ski gloves now it is colder and wetter.
layers. you will get hot! But it's cold when you leave the house
hat (it will come off quite soon though!)
clothes you don't mind getting dirty

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 30-Oct-14 20:19:40

btw the gloves are because of press ups, burpees, etc not just for keeping warm

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 30-Oct-14 20:22:35

Watch out for dog shit! Take baby wipes and hand sanitiser.

cardoon Thu 30-Oct-14 20:56:25

OK, ski gloves. Probably won't bother with a mat for first class - don't want them thinking I'm a sissy grin. What best on feet, just ordinary running trainers? Do they need to go in the washer a lot?

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 30-Oct-14 21:18:00

Just normal trainers. Never washed mine! They don't get too bad.

heather1 Thu 30-Oct-14 21:23:02

Sealskin gloves are really good. They are waterproof but your hands won't get too warm. A bit pricey ( got mine from a bike shop ) but better than cold, wet muddy hands.

cardoon Fri 31-Oct-14 07:35:26

OK, that's the kit sorted, now what can I expect in the way of torture? grin

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 31-Oct-14 11:13:42

Burpees, squats, press ups, mountain climbers, Russian twists, start jumps, squat jumps, squats thrusts, lunges, tricep dips...and lotsa shuttle running I suspect. If it's freezing boil water early so it's a bit warm in a flask. A snood to shove over nose if air is cold. Poss trail shoes as it can get sloppy and good to have a permantly muddy trainer you don't bother washing - just bang the loose mud off. Gloves and a waterproof jacket. We don't use mats just lie in the grass/wet mud. You could wear waterproof trousers but I don't bother as they are noisy and hot and I like getting wet and muddy - makes a hot shower all the better!

cardoon Fri 31-Oct-14 12:42:50

Exhausted just reading that grin

Have trail shoes (which are not my favourite for running but will do for short bursts) and good tip re keeping for bootcamp and banging mud off!

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 31-Oct-14 21:12:03

You'll have fun! It's z great way to beat winter blues. I don't like long distance in trail shoes but for doing stuff that involves making sudden turns in slippery mud or repeatedly banging feet into the same patch of grass doing mountain climbers or knee lifts it helps stabilize a bit more. Enjoy! Red cheeks,dripping nose, seeing your breath in front of you. I weirdly love all that!!! Makes you feel like you are beating the elements and enjoying them rather than despairing them. Running in lashing rain is great for blasting out frustration.

cardoon Tue 04-Nov-14 13:09:53

Beautiful morning for 7.15am bootcamp -

Dispensed with gloves/jacket pretty quickly and got very wet (long grass) and a little bit muddy - loved it grin

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