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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Tunes

Today I had a bike trainer workout on deck to complete after work.  I got home and decided to do a music workout tonight so I quickly changed into my bike gear and put the iPod on the speaker dock.  I put the music on shuffle and put the remote next to my bike on the trainer. 

I started off with an easy warmup to Time After Time by Quietdrive (3 min) and 21 Guns by Green Day (5 min).  Next up were some easy sprint intervals during the chorus of Irreplaceable by Beyonce (4 min).  For some reason, when she sang "To the left, to the left" I just told myself to bump up the resistance! This next song was a lot of fun and I was able to use the chorus for some standing hill climbs. I Run to You by Lady Antebellum (4 min) It was fitting to have a standing run during that chorus! I would have probably gone back and done another repeat of this song if I could have!

Next up, Mony Mony by Billy Idol (5 min) for a mixture of easy sprints during the chorus.  I was a little worn out from that so I took the entire song So Right by Dave Matthews Band (5 min) to ride in a fairly easy gear.  I alternated gears during Somebody to Love by Glee Cast (5 min).  I went back to sprints during the chorus of I Like It by Enrique Iglesias (4 min).  The song was great because I had the song telling me "I Like It" while trying to sprint during my intervals. Nothing like a little positive reinforcement to remind me that I like to work hard!

My cooldown was done to F*ckin Perfect by Pink (3 min) and Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland (4 min).  After my trainer workout, I headed down to my local bike shop for the weekly Yoga for Cyclists class.  It was a great class tonight with some challenging poses.  I felt like my legs were much more relaxed after the class and I was very glad to have warm muscles for some of the strenuous poses that we did. 

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I don't think I could spend more than a few moments on the trainer without a dvd.

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  2. Music can make all the difference - well done!

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