Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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General Guidelines
Put on an aqua belt before getting into the water and cinch the belt as tight as comfortably possible.  Warm-up in the water for 5 – 7 minutes before increasing the intensity.  Maintain a moderate to intense effort level for approximately 20 minutes if you’re a beginner and for 30 – 40 minutes if you’re intermediate or advanced.  Include a variety of movements into your workout, long and short body lever positions and slow and fast speeds.  Stretch afterwards…

“Anybody can be a runner.  We were meant to move.  We were meant to run.  It’s the easiest sport.”
--Bill Rodgers

Secret 1: Start: Every mile, 5K and marathon starts with a step.  Depending on your fitness level and exercise history, the start of your journey towards becoming a runner could be taking a few steps down your driveway or jogging a few intervals during your walk.

“If you run, you are a runner.  It doesn’t matter how fast or how far.  It doesn’t matter if today is…

In Honor of National Running Day

Why do I run? 

  • Because I can
  • Because I can run solo, with my dog or with my running group buddies.
  • Because it’s cheaper than therapy
  • Because I really enjoy working up a serious sweat
  • Because I want to send that cupcake packing
  • Because I love to feel the after-effects
  • Because there are no techniques to learn, moves to master or equipment to buy
  • Because it’s my personal time to think, train, create and unwind. 

Although I might…