After last week's spin class I arrived at Bow Cycle ready for a little redemption. Sort of... I had some issues to work through. All day yesterday I was feeling the beginnings of a cold that has been making its way around my office. By the end of the day my nose was running, coughing had started and I was getting seriously winded going up stairs. Oh, and not to mention that I was suffering from some serious digestive unhappiness as well. But not going to spin class wasn't an option, and thankfully after a few minutes on the bike all of the issues disappeared. Well...at least temporarily! Coach couldn't make it, so Richelle filled in as our instructor. I promised her that I would work my tail off, and I really felt like I did. I pushed hard to hold my rpms steady over the drills that we did, and I also pushed the gearing and tension on my trainer. There were no heart rate monitors for the class so I can't verify it, but I know that there was no sand bagging last night. My legs were very tired when I got home, so I wolfed down a quick snack of some baked beans and toast, watched CBS declare Obama the winner of the presidential election and McCain's conciliatory speech and called it a night.
Also, a tip for triathletes in Canada... If you are looking to pick up end of season tri gear on a discount then check out Tri Geeks. They have some really good deals on clothing right now, plus they offer free shipping within Canada. I've got a pair of Zoot shorts and a box of chocolate mint Gu coming my way...can't wait!