14 December 2010

training-core | spinning

Hours
Sleeping
6 Time
of Day
gym – 5:15 AM
spinning – 12:00 PM
Body
Weight
  Body
Fat
 
Distance   Power  
Time Total (spinning) – 45 min
Moving
Speed Overall
Moving
Total
Ascent
  Max Speed
Elevation
Gradient
Breakfast  
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food water
Injuries  
Therapy stretching – hamstrings, quads
Workout Type  
Weather  
Course
sideways rubber band walk 3x across the aerobics studio
back extensions 3x30
plank 3 min, 2 min each side
roman chair knee lifts 3x40
hip abductors 3x30 – 100 lb
Results  
Equipment  
Clothing  

Today I did manage to join the IMA. It sure feels strange being back here after spending so much time in this facility as an undergraduate.

The place is huge (it got extensively remodeled a year or two ago) but the racket ball and squash courts are just the same as they used to be and this is where I found myself for a spinning class. All they did was put some acoustic tile on the walls, add a sound system that you can plug an iPod into and install a "big ass fan" on the ceiling. Damn, that thing moves a lot of air.

The bikes were okay except you can't move the handlebars forward or backward so every time I got out of the saddle my knees would slam into the bars. Not so great. The saddle height is also only adjustable in about 1 cm increments and I could tell I was right in between two settings. Oh well.

I went with Andy G (friend and co-worker) so that was good. The instructor was  very average.

The biggest disappointment was that the class was only 30 minutes of work! We diddled around for the first 15 minutes, worked for 30 and then cooled off so we could stretch for the last 10. Whatever.  But I'm just blowing smoke, it's really cheap and beats not doing a spin class at all so I will probably come back. And I'm psyched about being able to run out of here in addition to spinning. And most important of all, I'm psyched about scheduling a break in my day so I actually get away from my desk on a regular basis. that has got to be good.

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