The motto of Augusta 70.3 training (which officially starts in about two weeks, holy crap) is…
JUST DO IT.
*Cut the drama.
* Ignore the nerves.
* Get your work done.
I employed this motto for the first time about a month ago when I spontaneously decided to put on my hand-me-down pedals (thanks, Jess!) and clip my hand-me-down cycling shoes into them (thanks, Velia!) I figured I would watch thirty YouTube videos and practice in my doorway for a month before actually attempting to clip in outside. I floated this idea with my stepbrother (who can literally eat a spaghetti dinner while riding his bike in the snow) and he said “why don’t you just go ride? Just do it!”
So I did!
I only had a couple little tipovers, AFTER I had clipped out and put one foot on the ground. That’s how I do!
So, riding clipped in is AWESOME. You all knew that. I love being able to use my hamstrings and glutes more. I could definitely feel the difference riding in the wind and I’m sure hills will be infinitely easier. Hear that, Bears?
In the spirit of just doing stuff, I went to my first spin class today!
The class was held at my gym. I arrived about 15 min early to ensure that I got a spot. When it was time to enter the studio, I introduced myself to a few other classmates (including another brave newbie) and the instructor, Benjamin. He was super cool and helped me set up my bike. I clipped in and started gently spinning until the class officially began.
I LOVED IT! WHERE HAS SPIN BEEN ALL MY LIFE!
Loved the hill climbs. Loved being out of the saddle. Loved the sprints. Loved cycling in time with the music. Loved it loved it loved it.
Without question, I need to get comfortable riding outside. I will not substitute spin classes for outdoor time in my own saddle but a mid-week ride? YOU BETCHA!
What have you “just done” this week?
Any triathletes out there incorporate spinning?
Anyone want to give me infinities monies to go to fancy spinning in SF?