Trek Women
January 18, 2008

Better by the dozen...

SchwinnIt was a sold-out spin class this morning. Yep, it was me and a dozen, 20-something-year-old guys psycho-cycling away at 6 am. I had a blast and I've heard from a couple people they thought it was a killer work out too. That's what I like to hear. I don't want to be the only one with burning hamstrings right now. I did a climb to the song "Gold Digger" and the Marines were singing along. Then, I made them turn up their resistance. Ha ha ha. I love being a beast.

I promise y'all, I'll write the Greece blog this weekend!


You kick butt and take names! Make those boys quiver!

Posted by: Susan | Jan 18, 2008 9:18:06 PM

Dude, you rock! Hope to see you at another event soon. We have to come up with something to make our booth stand out at Ladies Night in CO. Keep put the hurt on men in uniform!

Posted by: Tori | Jan 19, 2008 1:17:50 PM

You can give me the the confidence I am looking for. Tell me,
Shoes, do they have to be clip on?
Speed, does everyone keep the same pace?
Can I join a class at the gym when everyone else looks like a pro?
I have set a deadline for myself by next week.

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Jan 21, 2008 7:42:41 PM

Was just googling people I remember from the DC days. It is the same you right?

Posted by: Steve Novak | Jan 21, 2008 8:03:22 PM

The Laura McLean?

Posted by: Stephen E Novak | Jan 21, 2008 8:09:44 PM

Hi Marie, good for you for trying something new!! Most spin bikes will have SPD clips on one side and cages on the other so that you can wear your gym shoes too. The stiffer the sole, the better. In terms of speed, you don't have to keep the same pace as everyone else. Do what you can do. I found that it took me a while to build up my pace and endurance doing sprints and my level of resistance on the climbs. I still challenge myself to push it. I've taken tons of spin classes and there's always a mix of beginner, immediate and advanced students. And, just because they may look like pros, just remember they had to start somewhere too. It's your ride, so enjoy it.

Posted by: Laura | Jan 22, 2008 8:37:13 AM

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