It is time to take the bike indoors and head back to class! My coach’s spin class started up back on October 30th but this past Tuesday was the first time I was able to make it to class. In week number one I was still feeling less than 100% after my stomach flu and last week I got stuck at work late. I had heard how tough class was from my friends so I was nervous!! Would I be behind already after missing the first two weeks?
Luckily I remembered everything I’d need for class – bike, trainer, block, Garmin, water bottles. Unfortunatley it looked like my Garmin cadence sensor was on the fritz! I guess that is what happens when you haven’t been on your bike since early September… I kept hopping on and off to make sure all the sensors were aligning properly but it still wouldn’t register cadence. I’m guessing the battery might need replacing? Our workouts focus a lot on being in the right cadence range so I was a little worried I wouldn’t get quite as good a workout without that information.
At the end of the day I did wind up feeling like I pushed myself hard even if I wasn’t sure I was quite in the right ranges. It definitely felt good to be back on the bike, building up strength in my legs that will help me in my Goofy Challenge preparation! A solid 90 minute workout in the books.
After class a few of us skipped out on core and went down the street to Salt and Pepper for their all you can eat taco night. I did not test my limits on how many tacos I could eat as one plate was more than enough. Delicious tacos, tasty margaritas and great conversation with friends I hadn’t seen in ages, what more can you ask for? Maybe some free beer after class? Bow Cycle brewed up some special beer to celebrate their 55th anniversary. As a thank you for supporting Bow Cycle we got some beer to take home. If you want to try it out pop by your local Brewsters in Calgary and ask for a pint of the Pinch Flat Pilsner! Sorry, yours won’t be free though!
Are you starting up a fall/winter spin class?