Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Strength Profile - Kilimanjaro's Magic
You are really going to be excited about this ride. Not only is it challenging, with plenty of variety and opportunity to motivate your students, but the music selection marries beautifully with the theme of the ride, which is the magic of climbing Kilimanjaro.
My guest instructor today is Victoria Chavarria from Costa Rica. Victoria is a very passionate instructor - I hope to one day have the opportunity to ride as a participant in her class, because Costa Rica is high on my list of places I want to visit (hey! and maybe do a bicycle tour down there)!
Victoria told me, "I have this dream of visiting different mountains, and Africa has 2 of them, which is why I made a profile inspired on that dream." Well, she really did a fantastic job at it.
Her description of choosing the music shows that she really puts thought into her playlists. She said, "I like to give them music they have never heard before because in that way they can't relate it with any other person, time, experience or thing other than what they are feeling in precisely that moment."
If you have the opportunity to find some of these songs, I think you will really be moved at how the music matches the intended purpose and theme of the ride. There are some magical moments in this playlist! Some lilting and soothing, some powerful and energetic, all of it rhythmic, as there are no shortage of drums in African music.
Or, as usual, you can take the clever profile and put your own music and objectives to it. However you do it, your students will appreciate the ride.