As promised today was a 'rest' day - at least from the pounding of running.
Slept in since I was just going to the gym and that is always a nice treat!
Lifetime does a spin class 9-10ish everyday except Wednesday - blech! Whatever. So, I decided to just go up and use the spin bike anyway since the ones on the cardio floor are those big seat, weirdo ones with no cages or clips. I knew I'd get a better workout on a spin bike.
I just let my music be the guide and when the rhythm would slow down I'd increase the hill so I still had to work as hard or harder. I think I had a better workout than I usually do in spin. Nice and sweaty! A full hour on the bike with lots of hills and some speed mixed in.
Then I transitioned quickly into my suit and out to the pool. I wanted to get a mile in before I had to get kiddos, so I jumped in and started off. I was so pleased that I'd done 12 laps in about 13-14 minutes that I chatted with the super/speedy swimmer next to me for a minute. All of a sudden I had chatted away my buffer time and had to get at it! Did 20 laps without stopping in about 23ish minutes. Total of 32 or one measly mile :)
Now was the QUICK transition training time! Getting out of the pool and trying to walk right after finishing laps is crazy...you feel kind of dizzy and your legs don't want to hold you up. But, I grabbed my stuff and bee-lined it to the locker room to throw on shirt and shorts and get to the daycare. Record time I'm sure :) I think I ended up being 3-5 minutes late, but no one said anything so I'm taking that as a good sign.
Nice to get a workout in and not have the pounding on the body. I think I may try to keep my Wednesdays and Fridays as x-training days with occasionally some lower mileage in there as well. Just feels good to change it up a little.