Many of you know that I have been training for The Ride For Missing Children which will take place on May 18th. It’s a 100 mile ride, but really it’s not about the 100 miles at all, it’s about raising awareness and money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. So making sure I’m in the best shape I can be to ride the 100 miles is important to me, so that I don’t have to worry about anything else on the day of The Ride and I can just take it all in.
Being a spin instructor and someone who works out hard 5-6 days a week, I really don’t think I’ll have too much trouble with the mileage, but I have stepped up my training regimen a bit. I really started with three goals: 1. To step up my spin workouts (check!), 2. to weight train more (check!) and 3. to get more time in running outside and on the treadmill (blaaaahhhhhh!-I really am not a fan of the running.) Two out of three is not so bad, is it???
In addition to the spin classes that I teach (and participate in), I have been training on an indoor trainer with a really cool group of people at a local bike shop. The training is free for anyone that is participating in The Ride and the people who run it and attend are really amazing! And here’s the best part: there’s wine and snacks at the end of each session! I have to tell you, it’s no ride in the park. These people are hard-core. I learned that I definitely need to wear my padded bike shorts the next time I go because there’s a lot of saddle time, and that while being on a trainer is great practice for me, it’s a lot different than a spin bike. I think I got the hang of it pretty quickly though! Here’s a peek at what one of these training rides looks like:
Fun, right??? I can’t wait to go back for more!
Here’s the playlist for Monday:
Joan Osborne/Shake Your Hips: Warm up
(From Steady130.com)/I Want To Break Free-Shori Remix 2011 (A very cool mash up of Queen’s I Want To Break Free and Black Eyed Peas’ Dirty Bit):Warm up-standing flat
Frankie Goes To Hollywood/Relax: Alternate seated/standing climb
Imelda May/Tainted Love: Seated flat
Goose/Black Gloves: Standing climb
Queen/Tie Your Mother Down: Seated accelerations (15 seconds each x4)
Junkie XL/Colossus Remix:Seated Climb
Jack Johnson/At Or With Me (Oh baby those are such great shoes-I love that line!) Easy standing climb
Gavin DeGraw/I Don’t Want to Be: Heavy Standing climb-add gear every minute
Train/Drive By: Standing Flat
Ricky Martin/Livin’la Vida Loca: Seated flat with accelerations on each chorus
LMFAO/Sexy and I Know It (Mord Fustang Remix):(I know I’ve played this one a TON, but I do love it, and this remix is new to me, so I figured it was ok!) Standing Climb
Darude/Sandstorm: Seated accelerations
Phil Keaggy/Here Comes The Sun: Cool Down
Peter Bradley Adams/You Dance (Acoustic Version): Stretch