It still really hasn’t hit me that I’m on summer vacation yet. It typically takes me a few weeks to really get into the groove. The fact that I don’t have to get up and get ready for work tomorrow makes me pretty happy though. It’s not the work part that gets me, because I do love my job. It’s the getting out of bed and getting dressed and ready that I won’t miss for a few months. 🙂
Here’s the playlist for Monday night’s class:
And here are the teaching notes:
Into The Wild: Love this song from the Citi commercial. Warm up in the saddle.
I Love It: Ok, I have to admit that when I first heard this song, I really liked it, but I thought it might just be a little too much for my group. Now that it’s a little more mainstream (It’s been used in several tv shows and commercials), I think they can take it. Continue warming up here and bring it up out of the saddle.
Every Good Thing: Standing climb. Not too heavy on the resistance here. We’re into the third song, but really, we are still getting warmed up.
Carried Away: Seated accelerations
Counting Stars: Alternate seated/standing flat
I Got You: Here’s one that’s new to me. My husband and I were painting our bathroom this weekend and turned on the ‘Spotify Radio’ to keep us entertained. He loves listening to the ballads of the 70’s (think America & Bread), but that gets REALLY old after a few songs. So we compromised and listened to ‘Jason Mraz Radio’. Nice and mellow yet still a little bit contemporary. This is the first time I’d heard this one and I thought it would make a great standing climb.
Give A Little Bit: seated climb
Take California: I’ve used this one so many times, I can’t even count, but it never gets old. It’s definitely one of my favorite spin songs of all time. Standing climb
Clarity: Seated accelerations
What Are You Going To Do When You Aren’t Saving the World?: :00-1:42 Seated climb; 1:42-2:24 Standing climb; 2:42-3:30 Seated Flat; 3:30-3:35 Seated climb; 3:35-5:00 Standing climb; 5:00 Recover
Live it Up: Standing flat
Give A Little Bit: Just for fun, another short and sweet version of this great tune. Recovery time
Tabata: Seated accelerations 8×20 with 10 second recovery between
The Scientist: Cool down
Washed By The Water: Stretch