Operation Build Endurance (or OBE) status report.
I am happy to report that Blanche, my trusty road bike came off her hanging spot in the garage last Saturday and I took her for an early morning spin around the neighborhood. I was overly anxious about having my feet clipped into the pedals (it may have been the last time I rode last summer when I failed to disengage my feet in time and went splat in my driveway) but all turned out fine and hopefully I’ll get in the habit of using Blanche for more crosstraining this season.
And since the kids are in daycamp this week, I have a few rare and delicious morsels of time to myself so I got to the gym for a step class of all things. I haven’t done a step class in eons. I know I’m dating myself here but seriously I think Ronald Raegan may have still been in office. Back then women (not me of course) were wearing the uber shiny Lycra spandex thong leotards (now there’s a look) and Tami Lee Webb and her Buns of steel were all the rage.
I felt weird being in a step class after all this time. I set up my outpost well to the back and prayed I wouldn’t screw up too terribly much and hoped the instructor would 1. not see me and 2. if she saw me fumbling would not try to help.
Most of it came back but I did fumble a fair amount. What the heck is a rock step anyway?? Overall it was a pleasant and retro changeup from my usual diet of 90% running and 10% free weights. I’m toying with trying the “Interval Blast” class today.
On the running front: Speedwork Tuesday as usual yesterday, 5x1000m. Major ouch but happy to have them done. And my upper calves are sore from that step workout!