cross training: spin class
This is exactly how I look in spin class. Sort of like the girl in the baby pink terry cloth bikini (?), except that I'm actually wearing rogas so drenched in sweat that it looks like I just crawled out of a lake. And my eyes are closed to block out the vision of the woman in front of me who is riding her spin bike so aggressively I'm afraid for her lady bits. Aaaaand my chin is constantly producing and shedding huge sweat droplets that fall to the ground with an almost audible 'plunk'.
Last Thursday, after snoozing my alarm too many times, I ended up at the gym just as spin class was about to start. So I thought, why not? At 6am it's preferable to have someone else do the 'mental' work while I just hold on. Cross training leaves me zoning out, bored, and frustrated because I'm not running.
What I didn't anticipate was how hard spin is. Yes, I know it's a go-at-your-own-level type of thing, but when someone is like "Alright push it! Give it just a little more! Get OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! ARGGHGH!" I tend to push myself a little harder than I probably should on an easy day.
I need spin class guidance! How do you use spin class? An easy day? A moderate day? I know how to use cross training when I'm injured but as a healthy runner I'm not sure where things stand.
And what's up with the level of SWEAT going on?