SBR requested that we support Ride + Workout's relay for life yesterday in Lakewood by donating $10 and sweating your arse off for an hour in one of their classes, so I headed up thinking I if my legs died I could just lower my intensity and "spin" with it for an hour.
I arrived at 1:30p on the dot and hoped they would let me sign up for their next class because I had not pre-registered on-line. Ann, the owner stated they were just starting another class and I should just hop on right now! She said to not even worry about the payment or paperwork until after. She was more than accomodating and I was more than happy to oblige. She was really great. I ran back to the truck grabbed my gear and hopped on a spin bike. I was sweating like crazy within minutes. We spent a lot of time out of the saddle and I thought for certain my legs wouldn't last, that my hip flexors and quads would tighten up, but like I said I had good mojo going. After that the instructor, had us doing sprints that were timed perfectly to some of my favorite genres of music. The jumps sucked, because I suck at them, but they were great. I kept thinking this is really gonna hurt tomorrow when I run 16, but I just kept on going. I killed the the 20oz. water bottle I had with about 15 minutes left of the class, but wasn't too worried (again I had good mojo going). Hell, I even managed to set the flywheel just right through the entire workout!!
Jill, our instructor that day by far provided me with one of the best workouts on a spin bike I have ever had. The workout was timed perfectly to the music and the workout itself was set-up to target endurance, strength and speed without blowing the rider up in the first 15 minutes. I am not saying I like indoor riding, because it will never compare to outside, but this lady provides hands down a workout I am willing to suffer through and maybe even enjoy...just a little. The lady next to me asked if the workout had made me tired and if it was hard for me. I had to laugh, of course it was! Just because a person wears a uniform that says they are on a team doesn't mean they are A) Fast B) Have unlimited athletic ability or C) Any better than anybody else out there, of course, I guess it does make you look cool -- hahaha!
After, I donated my money and received a nice little coffe mug. I told Ann I still needed to run 2+ miles yet that day and she said she had no problem with me leaving my gear at their studio while I went out for a run. I ended with a little over 10 miles of running (including a 5k PR) and 1 hour of intense spinnning. I really needed a shower, but I had no towel so I just used some of the extra clothes I had packed to dry off.
Needless, to say I had a really great day of working out and wish Lakewood was on the eastside and that I didn't have class on Monday nights when SBR goes to Ride + Workout. It really is a lot of fun.