Saturday, May 7, 2011

Welcome to Sit 'n Spin Sundays!

Well technically, it's Swim 'n' Spin Sundays, but it is haaaaarrrrrrrddddd so it makes me feel better to call it SIT 'n' Spin Sundays (bet you all didn't know I use edgy language like that, didja?)

So here it is:  Dave and I now have a weekend training routine that involves hitting all three sports.  We do our long run on Saturdays,



pretty much leaving swimming and biking for Sundays.

We like to hit the pool first.

Um, while we're on the subject of swimming, let me just clarify something from my last swim post.  When I said "things are coming together", I may have been overstating *things* just a skotche.  The truth is, I now swim like this:


as opposed to this:


I am constantly trying to get better.  So, in addition to all my previous strategies,

  



I am also trying to focus on cantilevering my body from side to side,



while reaching,



and swimming downhill... Uh, say what now?

Yes, this is the latest technique to be brought to my attention.  By submerging your head you supposedly cut through the water more efficiently, and your legs bob up closer to the surface. Like yay:










Yes, it is supposed to look like that.  *Trust* me.

So, after "swimming" for an hour we transition upstairs to the cycle class.



*After* we change, that is.



I am still trying to get the whole indoor cycle thing down (not to mention, the whole *outdoor* cycle thing).  It has been six classes and it still is not easier.  Not on the legs...


...or on the butt.


One of the activities our teacher likes us to do is to stand up while pedaling, stop bouncing, and:


The first time she said that, I honest-to-goodness thought she was kidding!  (She wasn't.)

A few weeks ago, we had a substitute.










I thought he was kidding!  (Nope.)

After the most unmotivating workout ever,  it was time to stretch.  We were told to put our pedals at 9 and 3.

9 and 3??Where the heck's 9 and 3?? 

Once the stretching was over, I noticed the clock on the wall directly across from me.


I blame it on the reggae-induced confusion.


So, that's our nice little Sunday.  I'm workin' it out.  But, I'm thinking I should get some Stickum.  I could really use some for my seat!







On a side note, I would like to thank Bernie over at One Mixed Bag for giving me the No Hoops Award!
No Hoops Award-5
The best thing about it?  No need to talk about yourself--just say thank you and move on!


*HEY GUYS!  THERE'S STILL TIME TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A DRAWING!  JUST HEAD OVER TO THE LAST POST HERE.  I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT!

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