I have been so focused on racking up the 112 miles for the Contact Cape Atlantic 140.6 challenge, that I've just been doing hour long trainer rides in the evenings. As I'm sure you all know, that gets boring very quickly! So, I decided to change things up and do a Spinervals workout tonight: Spinervals 1.0 No Slackers Allowed.
Can I just say that it was an awesome 45 minute workout, but it was tough! One thing I liked about the workout was that it went through different interval sessions so I never got bored and the 45 minutes went by really quickly. This was nothing like my regular trainer rides where I usually check my Garmin over and over again to see how much time has gone by only to find that I have only been riding for 10 minutes!
One thing I realized though is that I have definitely lost a lot of fitness since my HIM in October. This is partly because it is winter and I haven't been able to ride outside, but if I'm honest with myself, it's because I just haven't been putting in the right kind of miles on the bike. It is easy for me to just get on my trainer and ride for a set amount of time or distance without really pushing myself. However, I know that I can't just "ride" if I want to get better. Doing this workout made me realize that I need to be doing more workouts of this intensity on a weekly basis to increase my bike fitness and get faster on the bike.
In the end I racked up another 12 miles for the 140.6 challenge, which brings my total now up to 77 miles! Woohoo! With 10 days left in the challenge, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to do the last 35 miles, which makes me pretty happy! :)
Have any of you used the Spinervals workouts before? If so, what do you think about them? If not, are there other brands or bike workouts that you like?