So I'm bringing it in, baby. The tri bike is on the trainer. (I will say that my road bike is tuned up and ready for the occasional break in the weather, and for my winter vacation to the sunny south!) There is healing power in a positive attitude.
I have to say, there is nothing better than being in a group of dedicated athletes, sweating and working hard, with a common goal: go faster and get stronger. This can't help but lift my spirits.
The Cycle Studio brings these individuals together, and I have to give a shout out to my friend Shea, who runs the place. She is an amazing athlete who is an inspiration to all of us. In walking through the doors, I was filled with gratitude. Nothing better than a beat down to chase away the blues!
It's BYOB (bring your own bike), and the training is done on a computrainer system. In a sense, you are competing with the seven other triathletes in the room. Everyone's stats are viewed on a big screen directly over the cycling area. It's very cool. One day I might ride Ironman Switzerland and the next day Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. And it's all set to kick ass music! You just can't get that when you're riding outside freezing your ass off. Another plus.
Did I mention that we weigh in every week?! Yippee!
I will just have to remind myself, common goal: lighter, faster, stronger.
I left feeling recharged and ready for the winter training season. It might be frigid outside, but it's going to be HOT in the studio!!
Off to the pool, then for a run in the rain. See you soon!