This morning, I woke up and felt like going to the gym to try out stationary biking. Weird desire, I realize, but it sounded like a good idea!
IT WAS SUPER FUN AND I LOVED IT.
I haven’t been on a stationary bike in probably 10 years (?) so I winged it. Or “wunged” it. I am not sure what the past tense of “to wing it” is. The bike had resistance levels up to 20. 12 felt very easy so I started there for about 5 minutes before bumping it up to 14. 14 got my heart rate up so I decided to very non-scientific intervals. A few miles at level 14, a few miles at level 12, one mile at level 15, one at 14 and a cool down.
A total of 14 miles in 38 minutes. Is that good? It felt good! I remember doing 10 miles on a bike once and it feeling epic and taking like 45 minutes. A different life…
So, here are the things I LOVED about the bike this morning:
* Didn’t have to use RunKeeper and worry about accidentally pausing it!
* Could text, check twitter, and use Pandora! Bonus for being able to enjoy slightly slower pop songs.
* Nobody wants the upright bikes so I didn’t have to wait.
* Um, insane calorie burnage. I realize that indoor equipment is notoriously inaccurate but if I even burned 50% of the 671 calories displayed, it was 38 minutes very well spent.
* My legs felt good!
* It made me feel like cycling for sport is absolutely within my physical capabilities. Why yes, I did purposely bike just over the distance of your average sprint tri.
Majorly time to get into some spin classes, get on a REAL bike, and figure out what the hell these figures mean: