Fitness Blog

Thursday, January 22, 2009

1 hour of spin class

I've been doing a spin class since the beginning of December or so in order to keep my body in shape for cycling. Had another class today, and had a good time. I've been trying out some wool shirts as opposed to the synthetic ones that end up violently smelly, after a bunch of use. I like them, but they get their own "wet wool" smell when you're sweating rivulets.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

20 minutes of rowing

Rowed Sunday night. 20 mintues, 4300 m.

I love the rowing machine. That said, I pulled easy for 20 minutes today, garnering 4100 m. Not bad. Tomorrow is spin class, so I didn't want to kill myself.

Maybe a ride this weekend - if I'm lucky. I fixed a slow flat I got last weekend, tonight. TINY pinprick hole. Made short work of it, though. If no ride, then I'll work some more rowing in, or something.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

53.66 miles today

Me and the bicycle. Oh yeah.

It was a pretty good ride today, with the exception that it was seriously cold and we apparently didn't bring enough food (and therefore started getting hungry). Average was a little slower than usual - not surprising considering my spin class was on Thursday, but still, a little disappointing. I'd like to see my average speed go UP, not down or stay the same. Come on!

Anyway, 76.07 miles down, 2423.93 to go.

It'll be a good day when I finally bust out that 500th mile.

Monday, January 12, 2009

22 miles on Saturday

Did 22 miles on my bicycle on Saturday. It was a good "get back into it ride". Pretty simple, not a lot of hills. I notice that the spin class I've been going to has fostered changes in me physically, as I am able to perform at averages comparable to my peak last year. If I keep it up, I could easily ramp up to averages at or around 20 miles/hour. Here's hoping.