I went to my first ever spin class today.
I was doing my bike workout at the gym two weeks ago and one guy walked up to me and invited me to try his wife's class because he thought I might enjoy it because it is a hard class. Hard? Sweat? Bike? Sign me up!
And I did enjoy it, it was great, I loved it. It was hard. I wonder whether I will be sore tomorrow.
We did a lot of climbing and sprints and I just went loose!
I let my HR go to 191 and the average was around 163-165. 191 on a bike is smoking high. It is probably very close to my bike max. I think that maybe if someone was really pushing me than maybe I can get it to mid-190s and that would be my max but probably not higher. But who knows?
After the class the instructor told me that I did great. Well, of course what kind of am athlete would I be?
And it was kinda embarrassing when she told everyone to watch my legs on sprints- how fast, high cadence and smooth I went...It was a nice compliment of course but then everyone was watching me and I did not like that:)
I hope I go back! Next week there is no class because of a sprint break but the week after?
No ITB problem although I felt tension building up when I was trying to spin acids out.
Then I rolled a lot and did few strength exercises for ITB and then I stretched a lot. As I was stretching one lady told me that she has never saw anyone stretch so much and that it is great for me. She said she was a PT and she constantly has to remind people to stretch. Well, I am not that great stretcher but I was reading a very interesting article about definition of planets (Is Pluto a planet or not? Big question...) in Discover magazine and it was pretty long, so my stretching was long:)
And here are few pictures of my paddles. People are apparently supposed to go faster with paddles, but I go slower. I think that it might be because they are X-large size and my arms are not strong enough to move such huge area through water. Or? I wonder how large other people's (those people who are faster with paddles) paddles are.
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