Thursday, November 10, 2011

and so it begins

I got up this morning with the intention of going for a run but my plans quickly got detoured. Instead I repacked my gym bag and got myself ready for work.   It was a busy day and I was debating just calling it a day and going home. Instead, I ended up working late and  just left in time to my first spin class tonight, okay technically it was my second but the last time I went to one was probably 10 years ago.  I went into the cycling room and found a bike in the back row.  I was adjusting my seat etc with the help of some very nice people on either side of me.  The room was quickly filling up and the instructor came around to check on us newbies, I wasn't the only one!  I got setup, strapped in and I was quickly going no where fast spinning my legs. 

The class felt like it went by pretty quickly, we did a few different types of exercises where we went all out then had recovery and repeated 5 times, increasing the intensity inbetween each set.  Or we were alternating between sitting and standing have to keep the RPMs consistent. I was acutally pretty surprised how fast it went by.  The hardest part of the class was probably sitting on the bike seat lol. Don't get me wrong I was pushing hard and trying to keep up as much as possible but I definitly need to build up some tolarnace for the bicycle seat!

All and all, I think I liked it. It was nice to have do a workout that wasn't a run but was still challenging.  I had my heart rate monitor on and I noticed I was either in the high 160-170s or I was in the 130-150's okay, so looking at this now, it was all over the place lol. 

Slowly my plan is developing but for now I'm really just holding on until I get my formal plan in January.  But for the time being I want to run a couple times a week to not lose what I built up doing long runs, get a spinnng class in and I need to get in the water once a week.  Getting the swims in is probably the hardest workout for me as I hate swimming alone...I don't know yet how this is going to happen but I will have to figure something out.


  1. Doesn't matter what you do, run bike or swim, as long as you are doing something. That is what I tell myself anyways! ;)
    Sound like a good spin class!
    Swimmnig for me is a struggle as well as our pool hours are a struggle!

  2. I totally agree, just have to do something almost every day :)

    Did my second spin class last night, it was a lot of fun...starting to really like the for the swimming...