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I took a spin class at my new gym today. Hoo boy, it was hard! It really showed me how out of shape I was. I'd like to officially take back anything I ever said about spin classes, because I know I've mocked them in the past, "Ooooh, so you rode a stationary bike? That sounds SO hard(pshaw). Why not just go outside and ride a real bike?" But, I really, really liked it. It burned the crap out of my legs, man. I hope I can make it about once a week or so. They have them early in the morning too, which would be awesome once I'm in better shape. The class also made me focus on something I really miss: Riding with a partner who's better than me. When I used to ride with my buddy Andrew in Washington he would be continually kicking my ass and making me work harder than I wanted to and that meant racing and really blowing your wad when climbing, which is one of my favorite things about riding because when you give everything you have you get that endorphin explosion that feels SO good. I felt that today after a long, long time of not feeling it. I don't know why it's so impossible for me to do that to myself. I guess I always want to save a bit of reserve for the ride back or whatever. Anyway, I feel great. If you have spin classes available to you at your gym, I totally recommend them.

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xviragox
Mar. 30th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
After this winter, I think I know all the words to my CTS videos.

Getting back into lifting in the last month really killed all the progress I made on speed, though -- I'm so friggin beat all the time. I feel dead slow but I'm afraid to rest too much. It's a good thing spring is here, because I am about tired of 3 spin sessions a week.