Good Intentions, Part One

Posted on Mon 09 January 2006 in general

I've spent my lunch hour trekking around Manchester to check out various health clubs. My original intention was to join Holmes Place which is just round the corner from work. However I did check out the Y Club in Castlefield. The Y Club comes in at 11 pounds a month cheaper and includes an indoor running track, 'net linked training machines (which track your reps against your program) and a hall capable of playing Badminton. As its located on the end of the canal there is also the tantalising possibility* of being able to run in from Stretford and getting changed and showered before work. The only downside is the majority of my work colleges go to Holmes Place which would probably be an easier sell on the motivation. I shall go along tonight and do a session to try it out.

*This could well be pie in the sky, but in theory when I'm approaching race fitness I should be more than capable of running 6km in the morning.