Oh FlyWheel, how I love you. But I think I need practice.
I went to a class this morning and the instructor, Stephanie, was unbelievable. SO MUCH ENERGY. But I always compare myself to other people in the class and I think I need to pick it up. I feel like I’m working hard, but maybe not hard enough. My “numbers” aren’t really where I want them to be. I’d like to think I have more potential. Potential to be better, stronger, tougher. Potential to push myself harder. Potential to improve. Everyone can improve, right?
As soon as I clipped my shoes to the pedals my legs felt tired; maybe today was just one of those days. Must be because of my whopping 3 mile easy run yesterday…which was fairly uneventful, minus the cold wind that was tossing me around. Not appreciated, Mother Nature!
By the way, apparently FlyWheel is opening a new studio in Stamford, CT this summer. I actually went to Stamford for the first time a couple weeks ago; I didn’t realize it’s as big a city as it is. They have tall(ish) buildings and everything! Who knew. So, for those of you in CT, be sure to check it out! I honestly think FlyWheel is the best cross training workout for me as a runner. I sweat my little heart out and feel a strong sense of accomplishment every time I unclip my cute little cycling shoes; definitely more so than most days at the gym.
Currently I’m replacing my electrolytes and making use of the gross coconut water I have stockpiled. (B’s Mom ordered a whole box of it from Amazon. Turns out they messed up her order, sent her two huge boxes as an apology, and once all was said and done, she didn’t even like it. I was excited to take it off her hands because I wanted to try it, but surprise! I think it’s disgusting. Not for me.) I tried a Nuun/Coconut water mixture (double hydration is better than single hydration, right?) and it definitely makes the drink more palatable for me. So here I am.
To recap: I’m two days into Brooklyn Half training and so far, so good. As for tomorrow, hills are on the schedule. I’m apprehensive. Thankfully it’s supposed to be warmer than today. Today’s weather is a harsh reminder that Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, despite all of my previous proclamations that, well, Spring had sprung.
How do you cross train? Do you like FlyWheel too? Have any mantras for me to repeat during my hill workout tomorrow? Please share!