I just had a fantastic early Monday morning workout, and just had to tell you about it 🙂
I start training properly from this week, I’m feeling fit, bug free and most importantly, managed a proper nights sleep. However, I have to travel up to London for a few days, so was bit pushed for time this morning. Having done a 15k run (and a 2.5k swim) yesterday, my best option was bike, but only had an hour … which is when the excuses start popping up in my head, not enough time, need to check emails, tired from yesterday… I was giving my self reasons to “ give it a miss”, after all, I can do something tomorrow …
Noooooo! It’s my first proper day back in the saddle , I can’t be missing things, but what to do??? I’ve already wasted time arguing with myself and now only 45minutes left to do something …
So, I stopped thinking and jumped on my indoor trainer. I read a fantastic blog article yesterday about needing to ride at 90rpm to see decent results ( check it out here, Importance of riding at 90rmp really interesting blog, lots of great articles). Using that logic as a base, I made up a quick interval schedule in my head and off I went.
10 minutes warm up
5 x 3min @90rpm, with 1 min rest
5 mins cool down
I didn’t worry too much about what gear I was in, just about keeping the resistance at the highest level I could maintain 90rpm (FYI power on the “3 minutes all out” was around 165-207watts, which shows how weak I am right now). The one minute rest I dropped the revs and increased resistance … all the time blasting Euro Dance music on Morning Music TV (I hope my neighbours were at work, if not then I hope they like Avicii as much as I do!!)
Was fantastic workout, a total of 35 minutes, with a hard and fast 3 minutes at full power with just enough recovery in between to be ready to go 100% in the next one. I was sweating hard at the end, but without the tiredness you’d get from a longer session.
And I felt proud of myself, instead of putting it off and feeling guilty , I used my time wisely, had a great workout and got a full blast of endorphins to kick start my day and a great workout to mark down in training record!