Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cycle Palooza...

Weather this past weekend in Atlanta was a complete washout!  Saturday, I was signed up for a 5k that was cancelled at the last minute due to lightening in the area.  (Bummer!).   Sunday, I was supposed to meet up with my group for a run at Stone Mountain but that was cancelled for lightening as well.  Luckily, my third event for the weekend was indoors.  Hooray!  


Cycle Palooza is a giant 2 hour spin class put on by Lifetime Fitness (my favorite gym in the universe...).  We got some sweet cycling jerseys and Spinerval DVDs as SWAG!  As luck would have it, I just happened to set up my bike next to a group of people I knew.  It really was luck because I had no idea they would even be there.  The fact that I picked the bike next to theirs was just icing on the cake.    

(This is Andrea and Ken.  Andrea has done two IMs and I think she is working on her 3rd.  Ken is working on his 2nd IM at B2B this year.)

The picture does not do it justice but there were probably 200 bikes set up in the gym for the class.  A large screen was set up in the middle that was playing various triathlon and biking videos throughout the class.  They even had a live DJ which was pretty awesome.    


The first hour was a lot of speed intervals.  Going into it, I was worried that it might seem like the longest ride ever but the time flew by!  Before I knew it, we were one hour in and taking a water break.  During the break I tried out a new source of fuel that I found at Trader Joe's.  It is made for kids but since it was portable and fit into my no sugars/no grains lifestyle I thought I would give it a try.  Seemed to work great - this particular one was a puree of apples and strawberries.  They also make a banana one that I am going to test as well.  



 Hour two brought a combination of climbing, speed intervals and a lot of sweat.  I can honestly say it was the best spin class I have ever attended.  It was a great workout, the instructor was motivating and we all had a great time.  All that and it was made even better by the fact the I ran into friends!   A great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.  :)




  

7 comments:

Kate Geisen said...

Sounds like a blast!

Kevin said...

I waited too long on signing up and missed out. Glad you had a great time.

I have been fueling my long training lately with dates and almonds and have been surprised how well it has worked

Matthew Smith said...

That really sounds awesome! Thanks for all the pics! They make it so much more interesting. I think it's funny that you set your bike up around a bunch of friends. How cool is that? I hear great things about Lifetime, although I hear it has a pretty hefty membership fee. Ouch! But, it looks like you use it, so it's worth it!

I'm sorry your 5k and run were cancelled. What's the deal with our weather?

Colleen said...

Sounds like a great event! If it's an annual thing, let me know - maybe we'll jump in next time (although, do you have to be a LTF member? I should do that anyway)

B.o.B. said...

Looks super fun Kdub! When you coming to florida again? I misses your face.

Carolina John said...

That does sound like a fun way to spend a rainy sunday afternoon! in prison.

actually I just like to throw "in prison" in there whenever I can. Good times.

Suz and Allan said...

Looks like fun!