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Tale of a Town comes to Mississauga between July 11 & July 30, 2016 – Message from Mississauga Culture

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I’m really pleased that I was able to learn about this Storymobile visit through an email message today from Mississauga Culture. I subscribed a while back for such messages.

I am also really pleased that in recent months, I’ve learned of several events involving Lakeview and Port Credit, because I saw something on Twitter.

I find it remarkable that, had I not been on Twitter, or getting emails as a subscriber to Mississauga-related updates, I would have missed learning about such events.

I live in Toronto in Long Branch close to the Mississauga border; I like to follow what’s happening in Mississauga. Mississauga is so close yet so far. It’s so similar to Toronto yet so different.

Waterfront Trail connects Toronto and Mississauga along Lake Ontario

I also like to regularly ride a bike – engaging in a form of high-intensity interval training – to Port Credit in Mississauga and back from Long Branch along the Waterfront Trail.

In the interval training, I spend five minutes riding at a regular rate to get warmed up. I then go two minutes as fast as I can, followed by a couple of minutes at a regular pace. I repeat the fast-slow sequence three or four times, and for the rest of the time I just ride at a regular pace. I follow such an approach because research supports such a form of high intensity training.

When I ride as fast as I can, my legs say, “This much and no further.” Because it’s only for a couple of minutes, however, I soon recover from the exertion and am ready to go again.

I would not picture myself riding as fast as I can for 20 minutes or an hour, as in a race. I don’t think that would do me much good.

Tale of A Town

An excerpt from the above-noted Mississauga Culture message (I’ve omitted the links, as you can access them easily through the above-mentioned link, if you are interested) reads:

The City of Mississauga presents Tale of A Town, a site specific theatre and media project capturing the collective community memory of Canada’s Main Streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

Come and share your vision for the future and your memories of the past about Dundas Street. One of the oldest streets in Ontario and a main artery through Mississauga, Dundas street is full of stories and we want to hear yours!

Look out for the storymobile in Mississauga between July 11-30. Check here for specific dates and times.

Learn more:
Tale of a Town
Dundas Connects
Culture Planning

[End of excerpt]

Comment

I have addressed the Storymobile concept at a previous post:

At the above-noted post I have shared the following details about the Tale of A Town project:

Successful strength training depends upon following the evidence

An excerpt from the above-mentioned post reads:

Storymobile: On June 5, 2016 I heard on CBC Fresh Air a program devoted to a “Storymobile” concept in which two artists, a married couple, travel around Ontario in a roving studio. They have a van, where the recording of oral histories take place. The project is called “Town of a Tale.” Additional information and a link is available at the CBC Fresh Air website. The Storymobile will be in Oakville in June 2016 and Mississauga in July 2016. It will be at other locations across Ontario as well.

The locations, for the oral histories project, are based upon collaborations set up between community groups and the project organizers. The outcome of the project includes theatrical presentations, in the communities where the recordings are made. Part of the focus of the Storymobile visits is the concept of the Main Street (now and in the past) of a given community.

This is a great concept and I look forward to learning more about the project, which will include a focus on the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

[End of excerpt]

Additional comment

I am currently in the first week of an Intermediate Level strength training program based upon the Fifth Edition of a classic text about strength training by Anita Bean:

The Complete Guide to Strength Training (2015): An A-1 resource for evidence-based practice in strength training

In the current program, I’m following a series of workout routines that involves a bit more work but at a pace that ensures I do not engage in overtraining. On my rest days between workouts, I study the details for the exercises I will be doing on the next day. The following passage (p. 217) from Anita Bean’s book provides a great overview of my current exercises, which I much enjoy performing:

You’ll be training your body over three different workouts instead of two as you did in the final 6 weeks of the beginner’s programme. Workout 1 trains chest, upper back and abdominals. Workout 2 trains shoulders, biceps, triceps and abdominals, and workout 3 trains legs, abdominals and lower back. By splitting your body into three parts you can train with even greater intensity and include more volume.

[End of excerpt]

Periodization

Without the above-noted text to guide me along with some other books and online resources where the correct form for specified exercises is also described, I would be just meandering along getting nowhere in particular.

After a given number of weeks (which I’ve written into my strength training schedule book), I’ll take a rest week where I work with much lighter weights and volumes, as part of a periodization program, which I’ve also discussed previously at this website.

 

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