Back in the Saddle…

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Note to self: put bike rack, back on the car

Last night was the first night back on the bike trainer.  I have been putting this day off for ages.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been going to spin class and things of that sort, but it’s not the same as being on the bike trainer.  Oh the dreaded bike trainer.  Anyway, Scarlett finally made it out of the house and into the car.  And all the way…… to the BIKE SHOP!

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Mmmm, I love a bike shop.

I had the opportunity to join a bike training class at Elevate Cycles in Clifton Park.  They have a great series of classes using the cyclops power meters, that I’ve heard good things about from other members of the Capital District Triathlon Club.  Last night being the first night was a ramp test.  We were working hard to establish where everyone’s threshold currently is so that the training plan can be laid out for the next seven weeks.  So we pushed through increasing our wattage on the bikes trying to see what we could and couldn’t hold.  And after putting in a solid effort for an hour last night, having sweat dripping off the tip of my nose and busting my a@#, I wasn’t crazy happy with where I landed, but I have to remember that I really haven’t been riding my bike since early fall.  I’m sort of starting over.  I am ready for game on. 

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I plan on seeing a lot of this in the coming months

I’m hoping that this class will be my motivation to start getting on the trainer at home on a more regular basis.  It’s not time for Ironman training to begin officially, but I really want to increase my bike speed and fitness this year.  I hate always being in the back of the pack.  I feel like I made some real gains at the end of last season, but as I mentioned before, I’ve been basically off the bike since.  So, here’s to the work.  I feel pretty good today, so I’m ready, let’s bring it. 

How do you feel about your bike trainer?  Any great classes you go to that make it better?  I’m really dreading the multi hour training rides at home.  How do you get through them?

 

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1 Response to Back in the Saddle…

  1. Pingback: Biking it out | Chasing Down a Dream

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