Now that I’m a full-fledged, card carrying gym member it is going to get a bit more tricky to track my biking miles. The neurotic and nerdy engineer in me is totally freaking out about that.
What? No metric by which I can judge my performance week to week? ::gasp::
Among other metrics, I have considered using average heart rate and total minutes, but I’m not sure how much meaning either of those holds. I mean how on earth can I put those into a spreadsheet and produce interesting and meaningful graphs? Seriously, who would do that anyway?
After all, not all biking minutes are created equally and the objective is not to ride at the highest possible intensity all the time anyway.
I could just ride my trainer at home, but I am making every effort to head to the gym with Chris in order to offer him some additional accountability in terms of showing up at the gym. He has made it four times so far to my eight. Not that I’m keeping track.
Maybe he can use the accountability.
Monday: NROLFW Workout 5B2 + 14 miles – bike trainer
Tuesday: 20 minutes AMT* + 50 minutes spin bike – Left a puddle on the floor under the bike (sorry other gym-goers) but still, what does that equate to?
Wednesday: NROLFW Workout 5A3 + 45 minute spin class**
Thursday: 60 minutes spin bike
Friday: NROLFW Workout 5B3 + 45 minutes spin bike
Saturday: 50 minutes spin bike
*Note to self – Make sure that you show up at the gym either early enough to nab a spot in the 5:30 spin class or late enough that you don’t have to burn 20 minutes waiting for it to end so that you can get a bike.
**This was my first spin class ever. It went fairly well. I liked the instructor a lot. I was surprised by how many people showed up to the class only to chat through/dog the whole workout. First, I thought that was rude to the instructor. Second, I don’t understand the point of showing up to a class and take up a bike that is in demand by other gym members if you are going to pedal lazily on the lowest resistance possible for the entire time. Only about 50% of the class was actually changing around the resistance on their bikes and following the instructions given by the instructor.
Running Weekly Total: 0
Running 2011 Total: 307.36
Miles on Shoes: 248.96
Miles on New Shoes: 27.4
Cycling Weekly Total: 14 (measurable)
Cycling May Total: 14 (measurable)
Cycling 2011 Total: 515.45 (measurable)