Sunday, March 29, 2009

Runner's High: With Friends

You guys have already heard me grouse (twice) about how the training gods jealously foiled my first date with my new bike. And I wasn't the only one (although TriGreyhound did manage to get out on his new ride this weekend).

Of course, other Wichita triathletes were equally bedfuddled by the nasty weather--we all had long bikes and/or runs planned. So one resident tri buddy (who coaches for the Wichita YMCA) organized a spinning soiree in one of the Y's (small, poorly-ventilated) aerobics studios.


And let me tell ya--that was a blast.


Last night, when I was spinning to my own music and watching the NCAA men's tournament, I had trouble keeping my heart rate above 130; today, 145 felt effortless. I got to meet and talk with a bunch of relative newbies I'd never met. One of the athletes I coach was there and we ran and swam together after a couple hours of trainer time.


Working out in a group (even for an introvert like me) is just better. Solo workouts are great too; but they can't match the ease and intensity of swimming, biking, and running with friends.

4 comments:

  1. It's funny how I love to teach my "group" cycling classes but when it comes to my own training, I love solo training.

    Glad you had a great time!

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  2. i am 90% sure I am going to run a marathon in October, think it's too early to solicit friends for my long runs?

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  3. hey I jus wanted to say that you have a great blog going! I've just set up my own at http://www.triharder.co.za and I keep finding you in triathlon searches! So congratulations, you're VERY well indexed by the search engines haha!

    Anyway, I'll stop by from time to time to check it. Good luck!

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  4. Sounds like a good time! Hope spring heads your way soon!

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