Wow…if my legs weren’t mad at me before after yesterday’s stair workout, they definitely are now! Tonight’s spin class with Angie was intense!! We had a big strength night.
14 minutes of single leg exercises.
10 minutes of alternating 30 seconds standing, 30 seconds sitting…simulating a big, long hill climb.
Big gear pyramids – 1:00, teeny rest, 2:00, teeny rest, 3:00 all in a big gear.
2 x 4 minutes at a 40K time trial effort.
1 minute big gear intervals.
Somewhere in there we also fit in some squats off the bike.
It was a tough workout, but I loved every minute of it. In fact, when we were doing the 30/30 stand/sit exercise Angie looked at her sheet and proclaimed that surely she couldn’t have meant 10 minutes. Tara and I looked at each other and said that we’ll need to be able to climb for longer than 10 minutes at Ironman Canada, so let’s go for it! I’m sure some of the folks in my class were shooting daggers my way, but honestly that part of the workout was probably my favourite. Closely followed by 14 minutes of single leg.
Another one of my favourite parts of the class? The music! Every few weeks Richelle e-mails me and asks for spin class song suggestions. We used one of Richelle’s playlists, and it sounded like a Leana’s greatest hits evening! If I hadn’t suggested a particular song to Richelle there was a 99% chance that I had that song on my iPod already. I was singing and bobbing my head the entire class. It was awesome!! What was on the playlist?
Darude – Sandstorm (taking me back to 2001…), Kevin Rudolph – Welcome to the World, Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Dawn of the Dead, Guru Josh – Infinity, Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling, The Watchmen – Stereo
…and plenty more that are slipping my mind at the moment…
And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to attempt to crawl up the stairs to get to bed!