Friday, July 18, 2014
Hello all. So Wednesday I had a rest day. Thursday, I took the lunchtime 45 min spin class. My favorite teacher, Lynne, was teaching. It was a great workout! There were 3 parts to the ride and we repeated each part 3x. It included a seated hill climb, a standing hill climb and then Tabata intervals. I felt really good and strong during the ride and was happy w/ how I did. I took a picture of the console so that I could track each time I do spin class and my improvements over time. I love stuff like that...looking at hard data and seeing improvement. I clocked 12.18 miles during the 45 min class.
After class, I talked to Lynne re: Tabata intervals and how I could apply those to my exercise program. She had recommended doing 2, 15 min Tabata interval sessions per week and then on the other two days I could do spin class, Indo Row, whatever. This would be for my cardio work of course. I think I'm going to try this because I actually enjoyed doing the Tabata intervals in class even though they were super hard. I know it will help build up my endurance and cardio function better than just going at a steady pace all the time.
In fact, here is an article link on what Tabata is, in case you are interested. http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/wha