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.


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!


Posted on October 8, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Happy Negative 1 Anniversary! I did 9.3 miles this morning. I ran my first 15K. So glad I’ve got nothing to do but rest this afternoon!

  2. 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.

  3. Aww, the negative 1 anniversary made me smile! I was supposed to run a half marathon today but it got cancelled due to weather!

  4. 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!

  5. Aw, that is so sweet that Colby gave you roses. They look beautiful! 🙂

  6. AW I think the roses are cute! Trying a new class is always good – whether it becomes part of your regular routine or not.

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