Spin Cycle

25 Nov

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP

5:15am. I want to sleep. No, I have to go to the gym. I’m going out tonight. There will be no other time for me to go to the gym. But my bed is so warm… okay, I’m getting up.

It’s a good thing I have my alarm clock at the foot of my bed so I’m forced to at least sit up when I wake up. This morning was fairly difficult. It’s been grey, cold, and drizzly for the last few days, and I was craving the sanctity of my comforter for another 45 minutes. But a training schedule is a training schedule. It must be done. Besides, the half marathon starts at 6am and I have to get there at 4am. Might as well get used to it now and be adjusted come race day.

So I ate a banana, drove to the gym, and plopped down on a spin bike for 35 minutes. That’s by no means a long time (and probably much easier in comparison to the spin class that started around the same time as my arrival. But at 5:30am, that’s all I could muster (fortunately, it was also all my schedule called for today). I managed to get about 14 miles in during that time; a good, solid ride. And I felt pretty great afterwards, too. So from here on out, I’m going to try to do most of my training in the morning.

Please note that I said “try.” Don’t hold me to that.

In other news, I’m up to 11.7 points for the HBBC for this week. Shout out to my teammates Alisa, Genesis, and Lindsay (her blog link isn’t working :\).

Have any of you ever participated in non-race challenges before? If so, what was it, and what did you think of it? Did it motivate you to work harder?

Happy Wednesday!

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4 Responses to “Spin Cycle”

  1. Alisa - Frugal Foodie November 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    I’m still in a dream-state at 5:30am, so I am impressed that you could do anything at that hour! Great job and thanks for the mention :)

    I am on top of the workouts, but haven’t been blogging them … hmm, maybe I should do that!

    • runkerarun November 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

      I find that blogging my workouts holds me extra accountable in actually doing them, and doing them to the best of my ability :)

      And I need to make some of your recipes. Cookies, yum!

  2. RunToFinish November 25, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    aww way to shout out to your teammates!! I am very impressed by your spin ability…just can’t do it yet.

  3. Arine November 25, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    5.15! Way to go!!

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