Day 13- A day in the life of a Toulousain
Mis à jour : 8 oct. 2018
Second to last day of the camp in Toulouse!
This morning, the workout is on the side of the canal du midi. A canal built to connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean for boats. It is now not used much anymore but it became a paradise for runners and bikers as the scenery is quite bucolic. The work out was a typical pyramid fartleck: a great way to build mileage, base, but also to keep/build speed, which is common practice in Europe. The work out was 3 repeats of: 3x (30 sec fast- 30 slow), 1 min fast, 1 min slow, 2 min fast, 2 min slow, 1 min fast 1 min slow. Which in total equates to 16 and half min at a very fast pace. All campers were big fans of this work out so we felt good about it.
We then went to downtown Toulouse to explore this well known city of the south of France. Its nickname is the "pink city" due the pinkish color of the bricks that have been used to build the city. We wandered through the streets, took a group picture on the Capitole, the big square place in the center of Toulouse, and did a bit of shopping. We then visited the neighborhood of Saint Sernin before asking all the campers where they would want to go/what to visit next. A Gothic church? A french cafe? The city hall? The campers talked about themselves and all agreed on one place: Going to play laser tag!!! Teenager be teenagers :)
And we must admit, that was a good idea as we all went to play laser tag and had a ton of fun. For the last dinner of the camp, we went to a restaurant and had our final speech, feedback form, and most importantly played game and had a great time.
Headed back to the hotel, had a final meeting about the logistics of the flights for tomorrow... Bittersweet last evening here in Toulouse.
Parents: As we will be taking our campers to the airport, we will make sure they go through security. We will go with them to check their bags and make sure everything is good to go!