Here’s the playlist with teaching notes for Monday:
Marshall Crenshaw/Someday, Someway: Someone posted this one on Ping recently. I forgot how much I loved this song! Warm up.
Rihanna/We Found Love (Cahill Edit): Continue with the warm up, bringing it up out of the saddle.
MIKA/Relax, Take It Easy: I’m really in to MIKA lately. I love Lollipop and (Big Girls) You Are Beautiful by them as well. A heard a girl in class this morning say “I LOVE this song!” I love when that happens. Alternate standing/seated climb.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela/Hanuman: I can’t get enough of these two. Their talent truly amazes me. If you haven’t checked them out, you must Youtube them. Just listening isn’t enough. They put their whole heart and soul into it. Good stuff. 20 second accelerations.
Dexy’s Midnight Runners/Come On Eileen: Standing climb. At about the 3:20 mark, take off some gear and pick it up to a standing flat. Recovery at the end with a little Irish blessing.
Beats Antique/Beauty Beats: Seated climb, adding gear every 30-45 seconds.
Dan Black/Symphonies: Steepest hill of the day. Standing climb, gear every minute.
Devin and The Octaves/Canon In D: Seated flat
Gaelic Storm/Drink The Night Away: Standing flat
Scooter/J’adore Hardcore: Here’s a song I would NEVER listen to outside of spinning but I absolutely love it for some good old sprints. I’m pretty sure he drops an F-bomb at the beginning of the song which I just noticed during class today. 25 seconds each x4.
Black Stone Cherry/Blame It On The Boom Boom: Keep on rockin’. Love this Black Stone Cherry Song. Standing climb.
Aa/Best of Seven: Another seated flat. I always remind my students:”This is NOT a recovery…you should be working at it!”
Sting/Desert Rose: Alternate seated/standing climb
Tabata Songs/Tribal Tabata (feat. Coach): I’ve been using Tabata training songs at the end of each class. (20 seconds on/10 second recovery for for minutes x8) Not only is it fun, but it tells you when to ‘go’ and when to ‘break’, so I don’t have to say a thing. Those that know me though, know that I have to talk through it anyway… Hey, sometimes I just like my cues better. 🙂
NEEDTOBREATHE/Washed By The Water: Cool down
Instrumental Songs Music/Here Comes The Sun: Cool down/stretch
Marc Cohn/Into The Mystic: I LOVE Marc Cohn’s voice, and I LOVE this song, so the two together make the perfect match. Stretch.