The weather is looking pretty bleak this week. If the sunshine is here on Thursday, I will definitely be running outside! Since the weather is so nasty, I have to come up with alternatives to playing outside.
Tonight’s Workout: BIKING INSIDE.
I thought about going to the gym but rainy days tend to make the gym packed. Not really in the mood for that tonight. Since I need to really amp up my cycling to prepare for Reach The Beach, I’m going to ride my bike on the trainer.
Michael gets up at 5:15 in the morning to ride his bike trainer for an hour. (YUCK! I could NEVER get up that early to work out.) He kicks butt, gets his workout out of the way first thing. In a way, I’m envious. I wish I were a morning person so I could do that.
Michael kindly had my bike set up on the trainer by the time I got home. I changed into my biking clothes and hopped on!
I did 45 minutes on the bike. I could have done a little more but my butt was starting to hurt a little.
Since Michael is the expert at the bike trainer, I let him “train” me and give me tips. He helped me do an abbreviated version of his routine: changing the gears every 5 minutes and watching my heart rate. I was sweating! It was a good work out.
I burned 368 calories in 45 minutes on the bike. Yggdrasil watched me the whole time.
The bottom line: the bike trainer is a good alternative to going out in the rain!