I ride my trainer a lot in my garage (winter time people) so when coach’s training plan arrived on Monday I went home and set up a station that I could keep in place knowing that I would be spending A LOT of time on it in the coming weeks.
Monday and Tuesday’s workout went great. Wednesday brought the dreaded words I have avoided in the past….
Spin Ups and Isolated Leg Drills… all in one workout!
The Spin Ups were completed without problem. Although I was drenched in sweat I was very satisfied with my effort and outcome. The Isolated Leg Drills did not come so easy. Coach had written in the workout description to avoid making the “clunking” noise. Did not take me long to know what this noise sounded like. I made it a lot. As the time passed I did get better BUT I have work to do on this one. And yes, I still think these SUCK.
It is often noted by those riding with me that I do this rocking motion on the bike. An awful habit I am working on getting rid of. It is a pure waste of energy and something I am trying very hard to correct. For the most part I have corrected this but if I am not conscious I easily fall back into it. Last night I had Scott video me while riding my trainer. Let me just say that we are not meant to see ourselves from a backside view. I was going to post the video but NO WAY. LOL!
Having lost count of the weeks that I have been incorporating strength training I will report that I have been able to move up in weight and am now actually seeing results. This is the first time ever that I have STUCK WITH IT long enough to see improvements. Makes me excited to keep on going.
On the running front: PUB run this past Monday was extra special. I had the pleasure of running with a new friend and with all of our chatter the miles passed by in a flash. Funny how running can be a love/hate relationship for all of us. Sometimes you just need to talk it out to find the love again. She is right on track!!! A true treat for me to share the miles with her.