Glutton for Zone 1March 27, 2008
A funny thing happened at spin class on Tuesday…
I came in looking to lead a nice hour long endurance ride. I know, one hour doesn’t seem like a real “endurance ride” by base training for a half IM standards, but it was longer than my usual class and we stayed in zone 1 and 2, so that counts as “endurance” to me (at least for spin class). And partially, I was just being selfish because I need to get a lot more time in zone 1 for the next few weeks of my base training until I start to kick up the volume/intensity a bit.
After doing some form work/drills and a few long easy hill sets and light sprints, we cooled down, stretched and called it a day. Now, I’m not sure if this is just me being neurotic, but no one had that big “man I just got my ass handed to me” smile after class, and I like those smiles. They tend to make me feel like I’m actually not too bad at this spin instructor thing.
Honestly people, what part of “burn fat more efficiently” and “cardiovascular strength” don’t you understand? That is what I told you this ride was for. Be happy. Please?
Oh well, I’m just rambling now about people that probably weren’t even upset with me. But I’m a sucker, so I’ll just have to go back to kicking their ass and handing it to them on a big sweaty platter next week. 🙂