Fit Recovery

Home » Cycling » First Day of Spinning…

First Day of Spinning…

October 2012

Well, yesterday was my first spin since last March and it was good.  First impressions are that I’m in much better shape than last year.  I only stayed on for a half hour but I was averaging better than 30 mph for all but a minute or two of the session.  I was spinning easily in gears that gave me a tough time last year without breathing too heavy.  In fact, I was geared out for about half of the session – 53/12 @ 100 rpm.  I couldn’t do that last year for more than a couple of minutes at a time.  One thing I really didn’t miss was the wind.  I’m going to be as bored as you get by February, but for just getting back into the spin workouts, today wasn’t so bad.

I do believe that I’m going to have to lengthen the sessions a little bit this winter.  Thirty minutes were simply too short but I’ll mess around with that when I’m stuck inside on a more permanent basis.

I did miss being able to watch a movie while I was riding – I am a serious movie buff.  I have a collection in the hundreds and I’ve seen many of them more than 20 times.  Cycling outside, I don’t watch near the amount of movies I used to.  I just don’t have the time.  This is a good and a bad thing – it’s good that I’m not on my butt as much, but I do have those times where I miss my movie time…  Though admittedly, cycling is a MUCH more enjoyable escape than movies.

On the agenda for the weekend is a ride tomorrow (weather permitting) and my second first ever trail run with my buddies English Pete and Aaron out at a local state park…  Now I’m really looking forward to that.


  1. Daniel Undem says:

    I am putting off putting my bike on the trainer as long as possible, but deep down I now it is only a matter of time.

    • bgddyjim says:

      It’s tough to do, no doubt about that. I did it because I’d rather do it and get a ride in than take a day off because a storm popped up… And they do pop up often.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: