I found out that the spin room at my gym is open all the time, even if there isn't a class going on. This is new to me. At my old gym in Bellingham, spin bikes were only for spin classes, which was stupid because those bikes are nice and fun to ride. To say the least, I was pretty excited when I found this out on Sunday. I hoped on a bike and did a 45 min self-made workout that left me sweaty and tired. I haven't spun or ridden outside in a month or so, so this was really refreshing and got me pumped to go back. So I did! Monday night for 55 min and tonight (Wednesday) for an hour.
I made up some workouts that went a little like this:
10 min warmup
1 min out of saddle + 1 minute in saddle x5
Pyramid (go up a level each minute for 5 minutes, then back down a level for the last 5 minutes)
2 min on + 1 min off x3
10 min cool down
Having a workout in my head made the time fly. Usually an hour on any equipment inside sucks big time, but this honestly flew by. I plan to keep up my dates with the spin room 3-4 days a week for at least an hour at a time. I'm definitly going to need some new songs on my Shuffle though. One can only listen to Britney, Black Eyed Peas and the Glee cast so much...
|Only one in the spin room, so I don't feel weird taking a pic of myself...|
|All to myself|
I walk by the pool every time I go to the locker room and I swear it is frowning at me. :( I really need to incorporate a couple swims each week just to keep up some swim fitness this off season. I gained so much with all my hard work from June to Sept that I'm afraid I might have already lost it.
How do you cross train when you're only running? or biking?