Tuesday, June 4
The rec center has added Spinning back to the early morning schedule. Yea! Just in time for summer. Now that I don't have to wake up my little one for school, I can get to the gym before work. Matt is not the instructor, but it's also not the dreaded Stephanie. It's a guy named Jason.
Turns out Jason is a trainer at the rec center, so hopefully we won't be losing him any time soon. He said he would take it a little easy on us today, but we were not allowed to miss his class from here on out. Ha! It's been so long since I was in a class, and now I remembered how much I hated it when I first started, and I found myself wishing the clock would move much faster. I can't remember my exact time, but I remember looking at the clock and thinking that I was make much better time here than on my bike at home. I kept going trying to keep up with him. Most of what he did today is have us hover in the 90 rmp range and then add resistance while staying in a certain range for short periods of time. Then he gave us a "hill" at the end. It wasn't necessarily a hard class, but it was hard in the sense that I'm out of practice. And it's so freaking early. Even before I left the house at 5:15 am, there was way too much movement before coffee.
I think he's gonna be a good instructor. The only problem I had was there was not enough standing. Who ever thought I would complain about not enough standing. But honestly, my booty needed the break. I have the feeling he is going to be much tougher once we get into the swing of things, but I have the summer to try to hang.
When the hour was up, I had rode 17 miles.
11 mph vs. 17 mph. How can I bridge that gap on the real road.?