After taking Erin’s class on Monday, I realized something.
I’m supposed to begin training for an Ironman next month. I have an informational meeting to attend tonight and I’m nervous. Yeah, I can run pretty far. Can I run far after swimming far and biking far? Not even close. Yet. And nothing is worse than not feeling prepared.
After realizing that I wasn’t totally keeping up with Erin (AKA I could only do like 3 TRX pikes), it hit me that I’m not as ready for Ironman pre-season as I should be. I keep wavering between fear and motivation.
Thought #1: Who do I think I am? I think I can be an Ironman? Hi, I’m delusional. Nice to meet you.
Thought #2: If I put my mind to it, I can do this. I have A LOT of work to do, but I can do it. Throw in a few inspirational quotes and I’m back to believing in myself.
Thought #3 (Yes, I have a lot of thoughts): I need to stop avoiding swimming.
My first order of business is to get back on the bike. (See above re: avoiding swimming.) I had taken Tuesday off work so I headed to LifeTime Fitness with nothin’ but time.
I was looking for a way to break up my time on the bike…an hour of spinning by yourself just isn’t super enjoyable. I came up with the following to break it up and add a little energy and excitement (that’s a relative term) to my workout. I bring you: My On-the-Go Spinning Workout, courtesy of my iPhone notepad:
I set my timer for:
…and enjoyed watching the snow fall outside! Oh so cozy.
Post-spinning, I did 3 sets each of squats and lunges on the BOSU ball, 3 sets of deadlifts (forever my favorite) with increasing weight, foam rolled and called it a day. It feels so luxurious when I have all the time in the world to work out. I need to take weekdays off work more often!
Moving forward, I can’t afford to slack off. I have 140.6 miles to conquer in 8 short months and I want to jump into the water on July 28th feeling fully prepared.
What’s your favorite spin workout?