Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Redemption...I Think...

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.
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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!

6 comments:

Brooke said...

great job toughing it out! Just don't overdo it and get really sick.

Melanie said...

thanks for checking out my blog! you are where i want to be in maybe a year or two! I'll be following your blog :) Thanks for the info on Tri Geeks too, will have to check it out... feel better!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a nice workout. Great job!

Sonia said...

Hope you can avoid the cold, it is totally the time of year when we don't know how to dress and the weather is totally unpredictable!

Nikki said...

Hmm, so that's where I can get some chocolate mint Gu, eh?

Richelle Love said...

Yeah Leana! I am so proud of you! I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you after class. Good on you for pushing harder tonight! It was a tough workout.

I knew those improvements on your run would pop up right away with Angie coaching you now. Keep up the amazing work, girl!