Here I am going to the YMCA again on a Saturday. This is my fourth visit to the Y this week.
There is rain in the area again, the rides have been canceled. That means no group ride. And it means another brutal hour on the spinner. Do I look happy?
You can see I’m wearing my bandana, a la Marco “The Pirate” Pantani and I have my iPod. Today was a zone two spin, at about 95 rpm with heart rate between 140-145 beats per minute most of the time. That’s about 75-80 percent of maximum, which is my long distance aerobic pace. It can get pretty boring, going nowhere, the display screen my only scenery. I did a similar indoor workout, that one of 40 minutes, two days ago. Add two 45-minute run-lift workouts and you get more than 3 hours in the gym for the week. That’s a lot of iPod songs.
Now the plan is to make tomorrow (Sunday) the big riding day. I plan to join the B-plus ride of the Princeton Freewheelers Sunday afternoon. This is about 40 miles at 17-18 mph. We’ll see if I have the legs or motivation to keep up.