It's that time that I need to close the laptop and take everyone out for a walk, or lace up my shoes and head out for a run. Because I can spend all day internet-window shopping or fake-planning for a race, but nothing will prepare me for anything if I don't actually shut my brain up for a second and physically get up and DO something.
One benefit to my recent obsessing, though, is it makes for a fun theme for class tonight. So once I finally commit to the shoes I want..
|Merrell Women's Pace Glove|
|trail marathon at Pine Mountain, GA|
... I'll put together this fun little playlist:
5/1/2012 Spin: Where's Your Head At?
- "All Mixed Up" - 311 - Warm up, flat road, alternate lead legs for 30s-1min each
- "Where's Your Head At" - Basement Jaxx - Quick pace, light resistance (add 2 gears from flat road) in the seat for 1:30, position 2 jog for 1 min, back up to pace and run in position 3 for last 1:30.
- "Perfect Situation" - Weezer - Add another gear, position 2 quad isolation (no bounce) on the chorus ~or~ position 3 climb for new spinner.
- "Hysteria" - Muse - Climbing through increasing resistance; starting at about 30s. you'll charge in position 3 and add a gear for 30s, leaving it on when you sit. Continue to alternate 30s in the seat and 30s charge until you reach your highest gear (keep at or above 60rpm)
- "Clint Eastwood" - Gorillaz - Dial it back 3 gears and sit and ride it out - envision being on a flat road in a high gear or on a low-grade incline - keep on the beat!
- "Castaway" - Green Day - Flat road (+ a gear or two for control or challenge), quick pace to "flush out" the legs.
- "Just Like a Pill" - Pink - Medium resistance, moderate pace on the verse in position 1, transition up to 2 before the chorus, then pick it up and go double-time in position 3.
- "Climbatize" - Prodigy - Another long stretch of high gear/resistance; starting at light to med. resistance, adding just a hair at a time every minute and trying to hold the same cadence.
- "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" - Cage the Elephant - Last heavy climb, make it steep and take it up to position 3 to crest this mountain.
- "Maximal Crazy" - Tiësto - Light resistance, flush it out alternating 30s runs with 30s rest - take your runs up to 90% effort!
- "Lancaster Gate" - Enter the Haggis - Last set of standing runs (light to med. resistance) with one last, very short steep climb at the end before flattening out and running it home.
- "Pinch Me" - Barenaked Ladies - cool down
- "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol - cool down
Does your choice of music have to suit your mood or contrast it (ie, something calming if you're feeling a bit nuts) when you choose what to work out to? If I'm feeling a little nuts, I definitely can't just put on some Jack Johnson. I obviously use my music to expunge all residual energy!