Off the Elliptical and onto Spin Class. I have new shoes with SPD cleats for the spin bikes. Getting the shoes on posed a challenge as I had to wiggle my leg (ouch) to get the foot in. But off I went with my 2 bottles and 3 towels ( I hear you sweat a lot) The room was nearly full and I went to the back. Loud, really loud music (I feel old) And off we go.....I am dying within 10 minutes- out of breath and sweating buckets. I look at the clock, really 10 minutes? On we go....I did it all- there was a lot of up and down, standing climbs etc which I cannot do - but managed to get a killer workout. I felt uncoordinated, out of shape and frankly the class was miserable...but I am riding a bike! Really some chick blasting music and yelling at me the whole time....ok- slight exaggeration but that is how I felt, really. I have 2 good friends that teach spin and I am sure they do a great job....I may have to scout out their classes.
I loved it so much I went back for round 2 today....different teacher, better music, still did not enjoy the class. But I got a workout in....better than last few weeks.
On the swimming front- how is it that some guys put on a pull buoy
and go faster? Me, I am so slow with a buoy (and my compromised flip turns)....really amazes me. And its harder....I am shocked how sore I am - even though I really don't kick, I do kick.... And when the set is on base interval I have to put the paddles on- simply not feasible to go on 1:20 with a buoy.
Tonight I am setting up the trainer - see I don't own one, borrowed one, (thank you C)...never really ridden on one- I just LOVE to ride outside so this is all new....but I'm not sure I can go to a spin class every day without killing someone, so I will give this a go, I have some really fast friends who do most rides on the trainer...so time to suck it up and give it a go!
I know....everything is so negative. I'm working on it!