Sunday, August 31, 2014

Long Slow Runs can benefit your Fitness Level - English Lesson

Just about any kind of regular exercise can help you increase your fitness level.  You need to get out and move.  But what do you do if you don't like swimming, jogging or bicycling?  Here is another way to get out and get into shape!

Read this page and prepare to speak about it with your English teacher!
http://www.runningforfitness.org/book/chapter-9-the-training-cookbook/long-slow-runs

Key Terms
cornerstone
programme  - program 
runner's high
endurance
cardiovascular
working heart rate zone
fatigue
marathon race
rehearsal run
inspiration
bang on target
demanding additional workout

Questions

What are the overall health benefits of a long slow run? 
When in the best time to do this run? 
How often?
What is better about running slowly, as compared to running fast? 
Why should you practice at your marathon pace? 
How far should you run during your practice runs? 
What is important about a rehearsal run?
How much should you increase your run each week?

Case Study

You are preparing for the Annual Marathon race in your city.  What steps do you do in order to get ready for the race?  How far in advance do you start to train? When do you schedule yourself do practice?  What diet do you put yourself on?  What is your reason for running the Marathon?  
What do you do on the day of the race before the race starts? 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 



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