RPM Class

Thursday Workout: 3 mile run (28:20)

Friday Workout: off

Saturday Workout: RPM Spin class (45 min.) and BodyPump class (1 hour)

 

 

Colby and I ran together Thursday after school and were aiming for an easy 3 mile run.  I must have wanted to push it because we ended up around a 9:25 min pace. BUT our Garmins were totally off for the first mile! We started in a spot that always messes up my Garmin (I probably need to update it) and it said I was running between 12-14 min pace when I know I was around 9.  I ended up pushing my first mile and Colby said his beeped at around a 9:07 mile. Mine said 9:43!! I know I was pushing it so it probably was around 9:15 or less.

 

Posing before my run

Thursday was also our “negative 1″ anniversary (we are getting married Oct. 6, 2012) and Colby surprised me with roses :)  (Awww I know … we are sickeningly sweet) I was so happy so I wanted a picture.

This morning, I convinced my friend Anne to double up on classes with me and try the new RPM spin class our gym offers then BodyPump.  Anne and I have tried the regular spin class our gym offers and we have never really gotten into it.  This class started at 7:30 this morning and I was tired.  It was hard to get out of bed, but I knew she was waiting for me.  We decided that the RPM class (Les Mills – company that created BodyPump) was better than regular spin class, but it just isn’t for us. I get bored and I don’t like being on a stationary bike that long.  I liked that there was a song track like BodyPump and the constant music made it go a little quicker. I think I get frustrated with spinning because I never know how intense I should have my resistance. I look around and everyone is going faster than me but I have no idea if I have it too hard or too easy.

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I’m glad I tried it, but I’m not going to force myself to do it again. I don’t think I burned 675 calories in this class at all. I probably wasn’t working hard enough but I was definitely sweating. Maybe more like 400 calories? Who knows…it made me really tired for BodyPump and I felt like I couldn’t enjoy it as much. I had to bump down my weights for Pump because I haven’t been there in over a week!

Have you tried any new classes/workouts? Long run this weekend?? I’m going for 7-8 tomorrow because next weekend is my half-marathon!

9 thoughts on “RPM Class

  1. I tried to get into Spin last year. I was consistent for a few months but once I stopped going it was over. I really think it all depends on your instructor. Mine wouldn’t even sweat and would stare at us the whole time. Made for an awkward experience.

  2. Y’all are sickenly sweet, but it’s awfully cute! :-) I can’t seem to fall in love with Spin classes… I don’t think I’m a bike person so that has something to do with it I’m sure! I haven’t tried any new classes lately and am still trying hard to get my butt to hot yoga–been at work so much lately I can’t get there! :-( I did a little 5K on my treadmill today and that was a long run for me–the first since my stress fx!

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