Friday, January 20, 2017

Home free

I didn't take the time to do the excel spreadsheet, but here's my spin workout from yesterday. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't burn more calories, but I reckon I burned more than sitting on the couch.

On this workout, I warmed up for 15 minutes and then did a spin video twice. The video is a beginner's video, which I've done before and is about 10 minutes long - 15 with c/d at the end. I did all the way through the cycling cooldown and repeated  the video from the beginning with lower resistance settings (11, 13, 15, and 17 the first time. 8, 10, 12 the second time).

Here is the video:

Here is a pic of the cutest Raiders fan on the planet:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Everything will be Okay

I am currently in Gulf Shores, AL. It is 72°F and sunny!! What a nice change from the wintryish weather in Indy. There is a nice trail system here, if you're planning on visiting -  Backcountry Trails

I did 6.33 miles before lunch and the remainder after. Here are the breakdowns:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Down in the Boondocks

Something new! I made up my own spin class. I alternated between a couple of resistances and cadences. I think next time I'll pull up a spin video and try to follow along.

Yes, I've officially wimped out on riding outside this winter.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Summer in the Country

25° F, sunny, 16 mph W wind.

I dressed almost appropriately. My hands got a little cold toward the end, so the lobster gloves are in order for the next time. I also had issues with my glasses fogging up due to the balaclava that I wore; not really sure what to do about that.

My attire:
Feet: wicking socks, thick socks, mid top basketball type shoes

Legs: bike shorts, insulated windbreaker type warmup pants

Chest: long sleeve thick UnderArmour type shirt, short sleeve tech shirt, ski shell

Hands: full gloves, non-windbreaking (my mistake)

Head: thinsulate balaclava, ear warmer headband, helmet.

The record:

Monday, January 2, 2017

Crazy Life

Farther and faster...and warmer - 52°F

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Champagne taste on a beer budget

I have a goal. On the 14th of January, yeah, 2 weeks away, I want to do a 42 mile round trip ride. So, that necessitates that I ramp up the mileage fairly quick. My goal for this ride was 10.5 miles; I didn't make it.

But it's a start. I figure I need to get up to at least 21 on Saturday. The good thing is that the ride is not a race of any sorts; it's just a leisurely ride with as many stops as I want to make. Now, that said, I don't want to take 10 hours to do it either.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Colder weather

46° F. It's a little cold outside for biking.